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Central State Museum of Kazakhstan

Samal-1, 44, Almaty 050059, Kazakhstan
+7 727 264 5577
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Interesting exhibits but bored staff and poor facilities

This museum's highlight is the Ethnographic Collection, we were shown around by an English speaking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WW_Traveller023
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Sydney, Australia
Comprehensive and Superb Ethnography Collection

This museum's eclectic offerings are interesting, but the highlight is the superb Ethnographic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
M A
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Pleasanton, California
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“pre history” (2 reviews)
“bronze age” (2 reviews)
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Samal-1, 44, Almaty 050059, Kazakhstan
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+7 727 264 5577
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"the ground floor"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum's highlight is the Ethnographic Collection, we were shown around by an English speaking guide who explained all the exhibits in this section - a little too well, in that it became a bit boring. We had little time to explore the other parts...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum's eclectic offerings are interesting, but the highlight is the superb Ethnographic Collection. This huge hall is packed with cases of clothing, jewelry, and household goods of settled and nomadic Kazakhs of various regions and historical eras and sadly, no photos are allowed, including...More

Thank M A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was high on our priority list. The building is huge and promising but once inside disappointing. It feels like many steps back in time once entered. - the many Staff does not speak English (ok, I understand) - Restaurant is small and has...More

Thank Erwin V
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

With a time limit we still found this museum worth a visit. The ethnographic portion was especially interesting. There was an exhibition of photos in the entry that was really exciting.

Thank jwhitehouse
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The State Museum has several sections. I visisted the ethnographic, anthropology and modern Kazakhstan ones. The majority of information is given in Russian and English, too. The anthropology section was my primary interest and it provides a good description of ancient kazakh societies and their...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Spend some time in here cause it was really cold outside.. Was nice to see the history of Kazakhstan..

Thank Joakim L
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

In my opinion this museum is a must see. I have a passion for a country’s past history. This museum definitely delivers. It is a small entrance fee of 500 tenge. We used one of the many guides they museum has to get a complete...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This place has its own old world charm with magnificence. The overall place has a history to explain and the tour is complete only when u visit this place

1  Thank Swatiib
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The museum has interesting exhibitions for anthropologists and archaeologists, but needs to be restored. The informations are most of all in kazakh and russian, very poor english informations...

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Do plan to spend an hour to two here and view the many sections of this Museum. The Prehistoric Dioramas and Artifacts, the Kazakh Yurts, the Political History sections and the Fine Art Paintings of this Museum give a wonderful overview of Kazakhstan and its...More

2  Thank SLSGGJD
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April G
12 September 2015|
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Response from Svetlana B |
Very interesting museum. It presents the entire history of Kazakhstan. I recommend!
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April G
12 September 2015|
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Very interesting museum. It presents the entire history of Kazakhstan. I recommend!
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