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State History Museum, Bishkek
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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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  • Located in front of the Ala-Too Square, which is pretty much the center of Bishkek city, This Museum is close to other major attraction of the city. 
  • Fairly typical Museum on its own level. On the ground floor covered ancient history of Kyrgyzstan, on the second-story after the revolution. There is a rather interesting exhibits in both parts of the exhibition. The Museum occasionally organized groups, including schoolchildren. That, of course, speaks in favor of the Museum and the exhibits. The Museum is located in the heart of the city, so walking extremely recommend spend an hour on his visit.
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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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