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State History Museum, Bishkek

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History Museum Museum
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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When staying in Bishkek, you can choose from numerous accommodation options, ranging widely in pricing and amenities. Many backpacker-style lodgings, concentrated mostly in the city center near the railway station, offer dormitory and private homestay rooms. In the mid-range, a number of hotels and guesthouses in the city have decent amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, television, and air-conditioning. If you wish to splurge on a more luxurious room during your stay, several upscale hotels, especially in the business district, boast pools, conference rooms, and modern amenities.
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  • Lovely structure but it was closed and under renovation:( I didn't get a chance to visit the museum at all. Located behind the statue and unmissable from the square, it is nevertheless an interesting ...  more »
  • The museum has a great structure and there are good number of exhibits but it needs more attention and concern from the authorities.  more »
  • KYRGYZSTAN is one of the most scenic 'Stans" and is also rightly proud of the excellent museum. The building itself is beautiful and the numerous exhibits are beautifully displayed and labelled.  more »
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  • Nice museum)))) I was in Bishkek twice, but last time the museum was closed for very long time...
  • Museum is still closed and under renovation as of June 22 2017
  • Well curated and contains even from pre-historic times!
  • Nice Museum!
  • Contains articles from ancient times.