Ashgabat National Museum of History

Ashgabat National Museum of History

Ashgabat National Museum of History
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Marsha A
Vienna, VA34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The museum guide was very helpful an

d spent time explaining the history of the region and the Turkmen people. There were findings from Paleolithic times, etc. the entrance fee was $10 per person and a group of five was needed for a tour. I recommend the tour with a guide even though there are explanations in English.
Written January 5, 2020
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William B
New York City, NY433 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
Beyond the ubiquitous pictures of the current authoritarian leader - President for life no doubt - there is little to recommend this museum. Yes there are some interesting pieces of pottery from truly ancient times - and I find that sort of thing fascinating; there is also the amusing presence of a wall fragment from nearby Nisa whichin the museum is displayed upside down relative to the remaining fragments at the site in Nisa.

Go if you enjoy fragments of antiquities, good luck on your guide - ours was barely intelligible and interested in finding something else to do other than guide us. There is but one floor of any interest and it is not a large one so your visit will not last long.
Written May 24, 2013
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AlistairBurrow
Glasgow, UK140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
A grand building with plenty of space for the displays, and absolutely no one there except us despite it being a Sunday. We were whisked round by a guide, who knew her stuff but was unwilling to let us linger or look at the material she had not drawn attention to in her introduction. The building also houses examples of the Turkmen carpet industry and the world's largest single piece of carpet (so we were told) is on display.
Written August 22, 2019
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
It seems you have to have a guide; ours spoke good English for a group of four. Exhibits describe history from the stone age onward. Many maps of various kingdoms and khanates were included. Also more than you want about the cult of the first president. Photos require a high fee.
Written October 17, 2018
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Queenscout
Berkshire, England412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
We had tried to visit the museum the day before out actual visit, but found it closed for some obscure holiday - probably the President's Mother's birthday.... We were promised we could get in the next day so we showed up at 9:00 am and after a little toing and froing we got in. Then we found ourselves being given private tour by a self evidently senior academic, knowledgeable, fluent English, personable and pretty restrained in terms of the nationalistic bs we got from other Uzbek senior folks. Our guide even stayed away from the ground floor exhibition dedicated to the Wonder of the President [and his Mum]. The exhibits were we thought beautifully presented, with lots of information, all of it in English as well as Uzbek. Some also in Russian... We were perhaps a little sceptical about the provenance of some of the exhibits, especially the older material but our guide was reassuring in his knowledge and attitude and we came to the conclusion that the material had been subject to international peer review and there was no real evidence of fabrication. The collection of Rhytons going back two or three millenia was especially impressive, as were some of the older statuettes. Well worth a visit even though from the outside it looks like another piece of marble clad extravagance, of which there are so many in Ashgabat.
Written December 2, 2017
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Satyendra Garg
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6,976 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
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 Presidential Museum. The lavish Ancient History Hall includes Neolithic tools from western Turkmenistan and relics from the Bronze Age Margiana civilisation, including beautiful amulets, seals, cups and cult paraphernalia. There is also a model of the walled settlement uncovered at Gonur. The Antiquity Hall houses amazing rhytons – horn-shaped vessels of intricately carved ivory used for Zoroastrian rituals and official occasions.
We were allowed Photography inside the Museum and had an excellent Guide who told us in detail about the collections. It was a wonderful experience being there in the Museum.
Written April 8, 2017
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Mohammad Damghanian
Tehran, Iran92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
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 Turkmenistan is here too . its open at 9:00 up to 17 : 00 .the price is 10 $ for ticket .
Written December 9, 2016
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mahme
Monte-Carlo, Monaco832 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Amazing Museum with archeological artifacts.

Guided tour was very insteresting. Probably the main museum to visit.
Written December 6, 2018
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Travexperience
Frankfurt, Germany1,183 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
... during our extensive world wide travel activities were we confronted with such a human behaviour like on this morning,
when we arrived here to visit this Museum. Among the first visitors we were suddenly confronted by the yelling Director of the Museum himself, grabbing the tickets out of the hand of my wife so that she feared a violent attack. His yelling went on for 10 minutes, which echoed the large hall in a brutal way. Each of the staff appeared to be extremely scared. If the Museum is worth to visit or not, we didn’t care anymore. As a tourist it is in every respect not, we repeat not, acceptable. We wanted to make this experience public also to the Tourist or Cultural Ministry, but we couldn‘t find a mail address.
Written April 10, 2018
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traveller70
Basel, Switzerland886 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
We have spend more than one hour in the museum. For people who are interested in the history of Turkmenistan I would recommend to visit this museum. What we also enjoyed is the beautiful park around the museum, everything is very clean and well presented. It was good to hear about the history of different places such as Nisa before going there on a trip. I recommend to book a guide who can tell about all the details.
Written November 6, 2017
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