Ashgabat National Museum of History, Ashgabat

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History Museum
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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  • This was a very interesting place to visit in order to get a great understanding of the country's history. A great place to start any tour of Turkmenistan. The signage was great, conveniently located ...  more »
  • The National Museum occupies a striking position in front of the Kopet Dag. It’s actually a collection of three pricey museums – the History Museum, the Nature & Ethnographic Museum and the Presidenti...  more »
  • You can pass half a day here , its completely shows the Turkmenistan local culture history , you can see the first wolf who Kazakhstan gave to Turkmenistan as gift , the meteor who fall in Turkmenista...  more »