National Museum of Kazakhstan, Astana

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Delve into the country's rich heritage and history at National Museum of Kazakhstan, a modern, eclectic glass-and-marble structure housing chronologically sorted displays across seven floors. Opened in 2014, the museum boasts interactive exhibits that detail Kazakhstan's diverse culture, as well as an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, relics from medieval and Soviet eras, and contemporary artworks. Audio guides in English help you understand the exhibits, and an onsite restaurant provides refreshment. Put National Museum of Kazakhstan into our Astana road trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Museum is very well laid out and with a series of very interesting valuable pieces, such as the collections of ori found in graves (tumuli).
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  • This Museum is quite new but amazes by its collection of ethno fashion and jewelry. Local young designers' fav place of inspiration. I was thrilled by its innovation. Good job, Mr. President!  more »
  • Very nice exterior... nice to visit at least to explore the area... i guess they had just couple Eng speaking guide, so they were busy... in terms of exhibitions - it was nice to get some understandin...  more »
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  • Breath taking. Just amazing and rich in Kazakhstan history! And the technology is top notch. Unforgettable experience!!!
  • Nice museum. The exhibitions include ancient and medieval history, Hall of Astana, ethnography, nomadic times and modern history as well. You need to pay an extra 1000T fit the Hall of Gold but I found it interesting. Lots of gold jewellery and decorated items are on display and the audio guide is included. Generally there are not much detailed descriptions which made it less informative so I would recommend the audio guide.
  • The huge new museum is an architectural treasure of constructivism as well as a home to the Golden man and an interactive 3D map of Astana. A must see! One big minus o ly works till 5pm.
  • Wide, rich and big compilation of Kazakhstan's culture masterpieces. Multi-language audio guide, several souvenir shops. Good place to spend much time.
  • Was amazing, I learned a lot of things about Kazakhstan!

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