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State History Museum

Ala-Too Square, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
+996 312 626 097
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Still under renovation (Sept 2017)

It is disappointing that the renovations have taken so long... And there is no telling what has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Under Construction

They are currently renovating the museum and has an ugly blue barricade around the museum. The... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Ala-Too Square, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
+996 312 626 097
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is disappointing that the renovations have taken so long... And there is no telling what has changed inside! Hopefully the exhibits will not change - details of Kyrgyz history, Soviet history and also some Cold War "propaganda". Well worth a visit once the renovations...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

They are currently renovating the museum and has an ugly blue barricade around the museum. The building is kinda unimaginative as well.

Thank Ziggy28104
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I visited Bishkek in August 2017 and the State History Museum was still undergoing heavy renovation. Basically still a construction site. My guide mentioned that the intention was to open it in September, but this might be ambitious!

Thank StephenStocks
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

No information online or at the site. But the museum appears to be going through major maintenance and I wouldn't expect it to open anytime soon.

Thank Jellemann
Reviewed 22 July 2017

History anywhere in the world being one of my favorite interests, a visit to the State History Museum was one of my top priorities, when in Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan's capital city is quite pleasant with its broad avenues and sidewalks and its many trees, but there...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Nice square, especially at night when it lights up. Very touristy though but still good to sit and watch the locals and their kids enjoy the fountains. Could do with a makeover though.

Thank Dewald L
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Lovely structure but it was closed and under renovation:( I didn't get a chance to visit the museum at all. Located behind the statue and unmissable from the square, it is nevertheless an interesting structure.

Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The museum has a great structure and there are good number of exhibits but it needs more attention and concern from the authorities.

Thank Akanksh S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

KYRGYZSTAN is one of the most scenic 'Stans" and is also rightly proud of the excellent museum. The building itself is beautiful and the numerous exhibits are beautifully displayed and labelled.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you have enough time to spend in Bishkek you can see the History museum. It is like you got back to the soviet union. I haven't seen any museum like this. This is old fashioned and a bit neglected and messy but have a...More

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