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Displays of local art as a link to history

This enormous museum in a city of enormous buildings is well worth a visit, although the displays... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Fred K
Potomac, Maryland
Excellent Comprehensive Collection

This museum has a fine mix of Turkmen and Russian paintings, ranging from superb 19th C works of... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Pleasanton, California
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88 Alishera Navoi, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
+993 12 01-20-12
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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

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

1  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

1  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

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

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

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

4  Thank SatyendraGarg
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

4  Thank GLBonora
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The museum has a great Collection of paintings from differerent periods, but also some carpets, huge tapestries, silver Collections. Bring small US dollars notes, because the ticket for foreigners are 10 US dollars and they do not have any change. Also, they only Accept some...More

2  Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Although too much space is taken up by very large grandiose oil painting in the Soviet style, there are also many little artifacts from Merv, reproductions of which are sold in the tiny museum shop. Of course no one had change, and even though I...More

2  Thank Miriahm D
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