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Ashgabat National Museum of History

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TripAdvisor is going to demand 100 characters and I can't really think of anything I can say that... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Well set out museum

The museum gives a good overview of the history of Turkmenistan. It is spacious and set out very... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Burnley, United Kingdom
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30 Novofiryuzinskoye Shosse (highway) | Arçabil etraby, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
+993 12 48-25-92
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

TripAdvisor is going to demand 100 characters and I can't really think of anything I can say that won't imperil future trips. I guess, if you really want to understand Turkmenistan, go here.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AgathaMildew
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing Museum with archeological artifacts. Guided tour was very insteresting. Probably the main museum to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mahme
Reviewed 17 October 2018

It seems you have to have a guide; ours spoke good English for a group of four. Exhibits describe history from the stone age onward. Many maps of various kingdoms and khanates were included. Also more than you want about the cult of the first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly recommend a trip to this museum for anyone spending some time in Ashgabat. The building itself features an impressive interior, but also has a well presented run down of Turkmenistan’s history (from Stone Age through to the current day). These are broken down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kiwinagaz
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The museum gives a good overview of the history of Turkmenistan. It is spacious and set out very well to view the exhibits at their best. Our guide took us round showing us in chronological order each display. Therefore we got the most out of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

You have to have an approved guide not are our guide. What are they afraid of? Big exhibition of the President. Lots of interesting finds from the archeological sites around Turkmenistan.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Not so big, a bit expensive : 10usd entrance + 10usd for guide, but very nice and well organized. It is a perfect introduction to Turkmen History before visits to différents sites accross the country. Guides there are very good. Interesting visit !

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Llukaszz
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

... during our extensive world wide travel activities were we confronted with such a human behaviour like on this morning, when we arrived here to visit this Museum. Among the first visitors we were suddenly confronted by the yelling Director of the Museum himself, grabbing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Travexperience
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

It is a comfortable place for conferences and to grasp the national heritage of Turkmenistan. There is a lift and guides on each floor, as well a guide can be hired for a group of tourists.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Guncha A
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We had a very informed young lady explain a very well conceived and executed history of Turkmenistan through the ages.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jwhitehouse
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