Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, Almaty

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Delve into Kazakhstan's rich heritage at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, a journey that will take you through the country's history, from Bronze Age artifacts to recent political occurrences. Established in 1931, the museum houses a plethora of relics and archaeological findings, as well as traditional costumes, weapons, and jewelry from different time periods. View Soviet-era propaganda art, or explore the various exhibits about the country's ethnic groups and their cultures. Although most of the museum's signage is in Russian, you can book a tour in English or Kazakh. Plan to visit Central State Museum of Kazakhstan and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Almaty attractions using our Almaty trip website.
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  • Generally interesting and we'll set out. Some section were closed during our visit though. Takes you through the various archeological ages up to the present political situation.  more »
  • The exterior of the building is very impressive. The exhibition of the nomadic life was okay, with very little information but unfortunately the Genghis Khan exhibit was closed. Good to visit but...  more »
  • National museum, slightly strange though. There's a hall in the middle where there was a Christmas market in december, surrounded by the museum rooms around. Many of the rooms were closed. The only exhibits I could access were an ethnographic collection, an exhibition on Kazakh independence and a bunch of stuffed animals.
  • Visited mid September. I understand they may close on Monday's but when I went back next day they were closed again. Told to come back later in the week. Unfortunately I wasn't in Almaty that long.
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