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Fascinating "hidden" museum

I visited this place with my wife on a trip to Almaty in September 2018. The museum is located... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Archeology and Kazakhstan Go Together

You may have visited better curated archeology museum in other countries but this one captures... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Fred K
Potomac, Maryland
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Sep 24, 2018
“Fascinating "hidden" museum”
Aug 27, 2018
“Archeology and Kazakhstan Go Together”
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Shevchenko, 28, Almaty 50000, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

I visited this place with my wife on a trip to Almaty in September 2018. The museum is located inside a larger scientific institute, and so difficult to see from the road. It consists of four rooms looking at: natural history/dinosaurs; the archaeology and pre-modern...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

You may have visited better curated archeology museum in other countries but this one captures Kazakhstan's history and nomadic traditions very well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fred K
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I was on a business trip and staying around the corner, i read about this museum, in fact i passed it several times not knowing what is that building about. Sadly, even receptionist at the hotel that i am staying also doesnt know where the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dc330
Reviewed 29 January 2018

A tourist guide recommended this place for its architecture. It was right. Inside you breath the gone Sovjet glory. In order to get it you need to buy a ticket for 1 or all 4 museums. None are of much intrest.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank hacrobaat
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The Archeology Museum in Almaty is a neat little part of a complex of museums that you can visit relatively inexpensively. We spent a bit of time there in May looking at the mammoth bones and the other flora and fauna of the Kazakhstan region....More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It is relatively small exhibition, together with Zoology Museum it consists of three rooms. Although entering to the museum may look difficult - entering through main door of the building, you are guided to a room which was looked but in the end it was...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Heikych
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We visited the Museum not really knowing what to expect. We knew there was an entry fee, but the ticket office is so small and inconspicuous we walked right past it - then got told off because we didn't have a ticket! Anyway, it cost...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A great place, though a bit tricky to find, get a russian-speaking friend. Enter the academy of science on Shevchenko street, ask the security to let you in to visit the museum, then head to room #4 and get tickets to archaeology museum, or combine...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Lana_scan
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It is a part of a museum complex that consists of 4 museums (others are a stuffed wild native animals and skeletons exhibit, a rare / old books exhibit and kazakh history exhibit). You need to get different tickets for each but tickets are very...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank emreesind
Reviewed 6 September 2015

In fact, this Museum is a part of overall museum collection of former Academy of Sciences of USSR and then of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The collection of this very Museum, despite its modest size, gives quite a good impression of natural and artificial aspects...More

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank LenchikR
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