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A very good museum, as I had time I visited all the special exhibitions and was very pleased to learn more about Kazakhstan in addition to admiring modern art, reflecting about the Chinese terracota warriors and l...
Its a very large museum that tells the history of Kazakhstan and Kazakhs through ages and through both art, handcrafts, poetry, jewelry, national traditions, customs, costumes and more.
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It is amazing how this relatively small museum has organized its displays of dozens of local musical instruments and enabled visitors to experience their fascinating sounds.
This museum contains an very interesting collection of local folk musical instruments, plus a selection of instruments from around the world.
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A room is devoted to Oriental Art, primarily Japanese and Chinese, featuring some paintings, cloisonné and ceramics, and statuary including 20th C PRC soapstone figurines.
There were a sequence of rooms of Soviet worker scenes; 1936 "Heros of the First Five-Year Plan", modern art, then a wonderful room devoted to their more recent rural culture; 1949 "Letters from Collective Livesto...
The visit to the museum, is best done with a tour company or you may hire a car and driver, although you can also take public transport from Karaganda.There is a political repression monument on Stepnaya Street wh...
Well done museum showing history of political repression and gulag system set up by Stalin and the devastating famine which killed an estimated 1.5 million people... It goes through the timeline and heritages of t...
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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 people.
We used one of the many guides they museum has to get a complete understanding of the historical Kazakh peoples through thousands of years from Saka tribes to nomadic tribes.
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The museum has lots of information about the launches and the history of the space race but also a lot of great information and displays about the region so you can learn a little about a lot of things.
The Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History is in Baikonur 'town' which was visited before we made out to the actual Space Centre.
I visited the Ethnographic Village, a part of a larger complex with park, zoo, war memorials etc The ethnographic village represents the diversity of nationalities living in Kazakhstan, with replica of houses from...
... to represent households of all nations/nationalities living in KZ, WWII memorial, 3D entertainment, nice gazibos to do BBQ, japanese garden, zoo, a souvenior shop, nice small train journey or u can rent a bike!
I found the museum fascinating for the light it threw on the history of Kazakhstan, its connection to the Huns and Kurgan people, and its place in the history of Islam and the Silk Road.
There are a few sculptures near to the main memorial, memorial stones by countries that had inmates at the camp and the stalin wagon, which was typical train transport to the camp.
The exposition of the museum is located on hall perimeter, that involves the visitor in a vicious circle and immerses in the historical past of Kazakhstan.
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The museum was the first office of the President when the capital shifted from Almaty to Astana, and the interior design and layout has pretty much been preserved.
From the Bronze Age to the crusades of Chinggis Khan (Mongol Empire) to WWII to current Kazakh military state (Air Force, Naval Force & Ground Force) and UN missions, the museum provides a wide-range of informatio...
The display dedicated to the ancient turks included many different uniforms of the era, and these were well presented.The WW2 section included old Soviet propaganda posters, dioramas, pictures, swords and guns.The...


The museum was simple and Anna was an excellent guide.IT looks a bit like a warehouse with a collection of personal items, but each section has it's own story and we learned much about the history of Karaganda and...
Very interesting place when you may touch everything and make o photos for free.
A small but very well presented museum showcasing the interesting history of the city and the surrounding area.
This is rather an interesting museum in Shymkent, especially if you are interested in the Kazakh history and political oppression during the Soviet era.
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