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State History Museum, Bishkek

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.1/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Explore the nation's Soviet history at State History Museum, a huge modernist cubic building in Bishkek's main square. Formerly the top-notch Lenin Museum, the institution still displays a collection of colorful realist murals carrying explicit political messages and pastoral socialist scenes. Life-sized bronze statues of Marx and Engels and socialist-realism figural compositions juxtapose the ethnography and archeology section on the top floor. A full-size model yurt and a mannequin horse here keep company to numerous busts of Lenin, mammoth teeth, and a collection of Kyrgyz kalpaks. Photos document the museum's rich trove of Scythian gold, but originals are kept in the safe. To visit State History Museum and get the most from your holiday in Bishkek, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bishkek tour planner.
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  • 'The State History Museum"in Bishkek is facing relate square in the center of the city. During the Soviet era, and to sturdy buildings, is a stunning look. Kyrgyzstan National Socialist times exhibit has been left intact, a number of interesting and valuable exhibits.
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  • I had the chance to visit the treasure chamber located in the cellar of the museum. Try to make an arrangement for a guided tour. The room is small as is the exhibition. But together with the rest of ...  read more »
  • I wanted to visit in August, 2016 but it was closed due to a fire and it didn't look like it was going to be open soon. You should check that it's open if it's important to your plans. 
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