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a true sense of the Kazakh people

The art was simply stunning. I was very touched by many of the pieces. It is a large building... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Los Angeles, California
Huge museum

Luckily it was free to enter on the day we visited with limited exhibits having paid entree The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pune, India
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Tauyelsyzdyk Ave. 54, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
+7 717 291 9035
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The art was simply stunning. I was very touched by many of the pieces. It is a large building and some are still being populated with exhibits. The golden eagle was a great surprise. When the music started and it began to fly, I was...More

Thank babsincal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily it was free to enter on the day we visited with limited exhibits having paid entree The museum is huge but does not have a lot of stuff from older periods but there is a lot of information. Nice way to segregate the periods...More

Thank ameyajoshi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A MUST see place in Astana esp if you want to know Kazakhstan. It’s an ultra modern building, with the latest technology, the largest museum in Central Asia and located in Independence Square. It has several halls: Hall of Astana, Hall of Ancient and Medieval...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We took an Uber (400 Kzt = $1.30) 2.5 km south from our Ibis Hotel. Climbing the museum's long ramp gives a feel for its 18 acre floor space. After paying 300 Kzt (~$1) each as seniors, we entered the impressive Hall of Astana with...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This museum was our first stop in the new city of Astana. We took bus # 32 from the new Railway Station. We were initially disappointed with the amount of references to the current president, and the many halls where photos could not be taken....More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great museum to learn about the Kazakh culture and it’s influences.. a must see for first timers to Kazakhstan

Thank reamer5383
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Once past the mandatory praise of the Kazakh leader in the entrance hall, the exhibition gave a comprehensive overview of the history of Kazakhstan, including some beautiful tableaux of an old Kazakh village and nomad life. The building itself and the statue in front of...More

Thank cinbkk
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The building which hosts the museum is modern and attractive. The museum contains a lot of interesting objects which with the help of description allow to explain the history and the culture of Kazakhstan.

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The museum exhibits excavations of different tools, jewelry and bowls. Many excavations were from west Kazakhstan. There´s a part of the museum that exhibits contemporary Kazakhstan. Many photos of the president Nazarbayev practicing sports and receiving prices. The museum has a "Golden Hall" which I...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This museum is well designed, neither too big nor too small. It has used a lot of modern technology and has a good display of Kazakh culture and history

Thank Prasanna S
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Dana D
16 March 2018|
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Yes, there are explanations in Kazakh and Russian language (in Cyrillic script) and in English. You can pay for the entrance ticket by debit/credit card; photos are permitted. Look at my profile "mrpiotrp" - I shall try to... More