Ecomuseum

Ecomuseum, Karaganda: Address, Phone Number, Ecomuseum Reviews: 5/5


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Martin J
Levice, Slovakia538 contributions
Worth it
Aug 2019
English speaking guide only for 1000 tenge/person. Very interesting place when you may touch everything and make o photos for free. Great description of ecological wrongs in Kazakhstan.
Written 23 August 2019
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Weronika_Poland
Warsaw, Poland17 contributions
Take a guide, it's excellent
Sep 2018 • Couples
We opted for an English speaking guide. It costs 1000 tg/person if you are 1-2 people and less per person if you are more people. That's really the proper way to visit this place as the museum as such will not tell you the story. And the subject of enviromental demage and protection efforts in Kazakhstan is extremely intresting. This place is really a must if you decide to visit Karaganda.
Written 16 September 2018
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Andrew M
7,144 contributions
Great museum
Jul 2018 • Family
We visited this museum on a Saturday, when it should have been closed, but Anna came in and opened just for us. The museum was simple and Anna was an excellent guide.IT looks a bit like a warehouse with a collection of personal items, but each section has it's own story and we learned much about the history of Karaganda and the Soviet Union.

The tour started with a display of minerals and rocks, and then there was a model of a coal belt, and items used in the coal mining operations. A nature section showed a few eagles skulls. The section that we were most impressed with were the Nuclear and Space sections. The Nuclear section included a great display on the effect of radiation on the environment, and actual exhibits that were exposed to nuclear blasts. The Space section had many parts that had fallen to the steppe from rockets. An old control console is the major exhibit here.

There were many other odds and ends which were all interesting, including books and a section upstairs that has an image of Lenin.This is a great museum for families, as all the exhibits (except the nuclear section) can be touched, which makes for great photos and a better appreciation. Look out for the friendly museum cat which we thought was one of the exhibits. Bus 33 and 43 travel on this route, and both stop near to the museum. Note that the entrance may be a little difficult to find, as the museum shares a building with the local bank.We took many photos during the one hour tour.

Other attractions nearby include, the Independence Stella, Central Park and the nearby fountains.
Written 3 September 2018
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gzo
Budapest, Hungary33 contributions
Compact and ingenious exhibition
Jun 2017 • Friends
This museum is small, but well arranged and very interesting. Entrance fee was only 250 KZT, but if you pay an extra 1500 KZT, they show you what is hidden under the floor, in a larger chamber :) Everything can be touched, guides were very, very helpful.
And... I don't know any other place where you could touch or hold russian rocket parts in your hand, including a Blok DM upper stage :)
Written 12 July 2017
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Jean T
Qormi, Malta37 contributions
enthusiastic guides make this a 'must-see'
Oct 2014 • Business
A small but immensely interesting exhibition of the the issues and challenges faced by Kazakh environmentalists. 2 young ladies, Ann and Irina, guided me through the exhibits, explaining each item with enthusiasm and infectious passion for the topic. Although the exhibition is only the size of a single room, the layout of the items is creative and touching and interacting with the items is encouraged.
I paid 250 Tenge for the tour which lasted around 45 minutes. I came away with a better understanding of how recent history of Kazakhstan has shaped its environment, and the challenges its people must make in order to face the future.
Written 20 October 2014
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