Museums of Almaty
Excursion to the Central Museum
The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Almaty is one of the oldest and largest museums in Central Asia. The museum was opened in 1931 under Soviet rule. The museum has 4 halls in which various exhibits and expositions are presented, and each of the halls belongs to its own era. The first hall is dedicated to paleontology, the second hall to the history of ethnography, the third hall is dedicated to culture and history, the fourth hall represents modern history.
Central Museum of Almaty – how to get there
The Central Museum is located in the Medeu district of Almaty in Kazakhstan. The museum is located in the Samal-1 microdistrict, house 44. GPS coordinates of the Central Museum in Almaty: 43°14'09"N 76°57'03"E
Central State Museum – history
In 1925, the Kazakh Central Museum of Local Lore was established. In 1929, it was transferred to Alma-Ata and merged with the museum of Zhetysu province. The new museum building in Almaty was built in 1985. Its funds contain more than 200 thousand exhibits telling about the deep history of Kazakhstan from ancient times to the present day. Chronological dimensions of the paleontological hall of the museum about the universe, the creation of the world, exhibits dating from the Cambrian period and dating to the present time the so-called Holocene were exhibited here. They introduce animals, plants, stone bone remains that lived on the land of Kazakhstan. The bronze, silver, and gold items found in ancient burial mounds and burials reflect the aesthetic taste of our ancestors of the early era. The museum presents a treasure found in 1939 in the settlement of Kargaly, located in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau, 50 km west of the city of Almaty. During the excavations of this "Kargalin burial" of the 2nd century BC, - in the 1st century BC, 370 unique ornaments were buried together with the remains of a priestly woman. The museum also has exhibits found in 1988 (250 km east of Almaty) in the Kegen Valley in the ancient area of the Saks. Saka cauldrons-a collection of ritual utensils of ancient nomads who lived in Kazakhstan in the 7-3 centuries BC, stored in the museum, was considered the richest collection in the CIS. The archaeological fund of the museum presents items of material culture of ancient cities of Kazakhstan of the 11th-15th centuries, weapons of Turkic warriors, foreign goods that came down the Great Silk Road. The museum's funds contain collections of ancient Turkic spiritual monuments, balbal-stone sculptures, etc., found on the lands of Kazakhstan. Monuments of the material identity of our people from different regions of Kazakhstan, various household and household items, jewelry, national clothes, dishes, carpets, ethnographic items such as alasha, syrmak, tuskiiz are stored here. At the end of the 19th-beginning of the 20th century, jewelry made of silver by Kazakh jewelers was collected. The museum's collections include samples of leather goods, horse equipment (saddle, whips, whips), women's and men's shoes (boots, boots, checkers). Since the yurt is a shelter for nomads, the yurt and its equipment are on display in the museum. The museum has a lot of illustrations, data, manuscripts, rare source materials concerning the ancient history of Kazakhstan and the way of life of the peoples living in the country, in Chagatai, ancient Turkic, Kazakh, Arabic, Persian and other languages. Ancient relics such as the Quran, hadith, and genealogy have been preserved. There are photo-illustrated documents concerning prominent representatives of the Kazakh intelligentsia of the early 20th century. There are also works by masters of the brush of Kazakhstan. The museum's fund is replenished with exhibits.
09:30 - 17:30 (ticket office: 09:30 - 17:00), Tuesday is a day off
Adult – 500 tenge; student – 300 tenge; pension – 300 tenge; children – 200 tenge; for foreign citizens – 500 tenge.
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Central State Museum