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Surprisingly Fine

I visited several times. Turkmenistan has several fine artists, who have painting hanging here... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
unique culture of ancient time

I visited the museum to learn more about Turkmen people. Nicely arranged items and articles. Time... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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88 Alishera Navoi, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

I visited several times. Turkmenistan has several fine artists, who have painting hanging here. Highly recommend it. The artists are still living, so you can still buy their art.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

I visited the museum to learn more about Turkmen people. Nicely arranged items and articles. Time spent on a real discovery

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This enormous museum in a city of enormous buildings is well worth a visit, although the displays range from beautiful and unique to bland and trivial. It takes effort and patience to locate the real gems in this museum. They do exist but are not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Fred K
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This museum has a fine mix of Turkmen and Russian paintings, ranging from superb 19th C works of the greats to impressionists and contemporary work. There are also some sculptures and a few sections devoted to archeological finds. One section includes European (mostly Flemish, Italian,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank M A
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Based on my visit, it seems not many people visit this museum. That's a shame, because their collection is really quite nice. I really enjoyed the displays of Soviet and contemporary Turkmen paintings. Several of the works are really quite good. They also have a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Barton21
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Excellent experience. English speaking guide was very knowledgeable about Turkmen art and history, giving a good background to the individual pieces but also fitting them into a broader context. Pleased to see attention to rugs as art, women well represented. There is a small gift...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The entrance fee is 10 US$ for foreigners and even though I handed over a brand new 10 US$ bank note, somehow one of the staff communicated to me that the note was not accepted but after some discussion suddenly the cashier accepted it. Not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Helmut S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A surprisingly good museum with a surprisingly large collection at the Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts in Ashgabat. We visited in July and there are some beautiful pieces on the first level from local and regional artists, then the second floor is full of great...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 9 April 2017

On the last day of our trip to Turkmenistan, before catching the flight back home, we had some time. We used this time in seeing this beautiful museum. This museum has more than two thousands items of sculpture, paintings, graphics, carpets, tapestry, ceramic vessels and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank Satyendra G
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts (Türkmenistanyň Şekillendiriş Sungaty Muzeýi), located on the Galkynysh avenue, has about two thousands items on display that include sculpture, paintings, graphics and also carpets, tapestry, ceramic vessels and precious jewels made, mainly, by Turkmen and Russian but also by...More

Date of experience: December 2015
4  Thank GLBonora
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