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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  • While not being the most comprehensive museum of this kind, this museum if definitely worth a visit. It provides a general impression of and basic information on Kazakhstan and Astana history and cult...  more »
  • I wish I had more time to spend here. Each exhibit was well thought out and presented to visitors, showcasing the country's vast history and culture. The museum itself is a gorgeous combination of art...  more »
  • The most interesting Museum. Many halls, from ethnography and history of the settlement, pending the establishment of the Republic of Kazakh SSR with achievements and new time. There are two halls of gold, where the history of gold mining in the territory and products, restoration of the Golden man (for a fee). In 12-00 and 13-00 hosts two productions. In 12-00 on the first floor of the large map of Kazakhstan appears to be the era of the achievements of the President n. Nazarbayev. In 13-00 in the Hall seems to be interesting diaramma Astana contemporary modern town with all sights and buildings. Availability of audio guides (bail). A large gift shop. A very interesting Museum, is required to explore the culture of the country.
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  • An amazing museum, a must see objective, no doubt! Very impressive, for sure! Just an opinion: they have to remove those "pieces of art" who has a direct connection with Soviet era or they are about the cult of personality - you will understand me if you will pay attention to the artifacts: amazing artworks near some impossible to watch operas... Otherwise, wow!
  • Very modern building. Good displays although the lettering explaining the display is very small. I did not have time to see the entire museum. Will definitely go back.
  • Pros: Cool building. Cheap entry. Decent pre-history display. Additional arts exhibit and visiting/temporary displays Cons: Astana room is kinda blank. Other than military/political items there's no modern social history displays. Contemporary art exhibit is dull and lacks variety compared to European galleries. Have to pay extra for gold rooms.
  • Love it! I recommend visiting at 3pm since there is a grand show with a huge flying golden bird in the main hall starting at this time. You have to book an English speaking guide in advance, and you can always rent an audio guide. The halls of ancient history and etnography are really good.
  • Tour guide is mostly unavailable. Went there with guests 3 times and couldn't find any available one. The biggest drawback - they don't allow to take a stroller with the baby.

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