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 newly built. The area around the front door until I got back from a tour of the building. It's nice. The Kazakh culture. Gold man statue in the Museum that you have to pay extra fees for you to see.
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  • WARNING: there are two sorts of tickets. One for the museum without the Treasure room and one that includes it. The price difference is small...but it is no use offering to pay the extra when you arri...  more »
  • Really like this place. It's opportunity to learn about Kazakhstan and their history. Many interesting exhibitions and good price. Just fix WIFI for world travellers  more »
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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!
  • The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the youngest and largest museum in Central Asia. The museum has been created in the framework of the "Cultural Heritage" State Program on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. July 2, 2013 the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan № 675 was issued on the establishment of the Republican State Institution "National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan" of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. "
  • With a free entrance, this is one of the places in Astana that you should visit. You need to spend 2-3 hours to visit everything, I think. Update: Entrance is not free anymore. It is around 800 KZT (approximately 2.5 USD) to 1500 KZT (approximately 5 USD), depending on the parts of the museum that you are going to visit. It consists of several floor (7 or 8 as I remember), and in each floor there are different things to visit. In my idea, it is the best museum and the biggest one in the Astana city. Similar to most of the public places in Astana, if you visit there in the winter time, there is a plcae which takes your heavy coats and clothing and keeps them for you during your visit.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful museum. Entry fee is 600 KZT, but if you want Gold Road, you will pay 1100 KZT. Opening hours is from 10am till 18pm except mondays (thats closed). Multimedia room just amazed me, so many diplays on the ground and the wall with projection is unbeliavable. Must see! :)
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