Ashgabat National Museum of History, Ashgabat
(3.4/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
Explore diverse cultural heritage at Ashgabat National Museum of History, a white marble complex in the capital's central area. With over 500,000 artifacts divided into three sections, the pieces showcase the complex history of the country from the Bronze Age through Parthian, Persian, Mongol, and Seljuk periods to modern times. Excavations from Margiana, Gonur Depe and Nissa feature some exhibits such as ivory rhytons, weapons, jewelry, instruments, and a gigantic rug. See a collection of president's hunting trophies on the ground floor, which houses a permanent exhibition of post-independence Turkmenistan. Use our Ashgabat vacation trip planner to visit Ashgabat National Museum of History on your trip to Ashgabat, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It's a very rich and very interesting Museum. It presents the history of Turkmenistan. This museum I liked.
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  • The National Museum of History is in a truly magnificent and highly photogenic building and grounds, actually just like everything else in Ashgabat. However to me the actual museum was a major disappo...  more »
  • This is yet another example of the grandiosity and pomposity of the many major attractions in Ashgabat. It includes a large section devoted to their current president. It has a grand entrance and beau...  more »