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“Passed a couple of hours on a cold, wet day”

Museum Of The First President Of The Republic Of Kazakhstan
Ranked #14 of 126 things to do in Astana
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Passed a couple of hours on a cold, wet day”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This museum is effectively a collection of the expensive (and tasteless) gifts given to the president over the years, together with some selective biography of the president and some furnished rooms which I imagine were used before the new palace was built.

At one level, it's an ego trip for the president, at another it's making available to the people items which have been given to the country. For reasons I can't understand, we were required to wear plastic overshoes for the visit, though we didn't seem to be standing on anything of great value.

It is just across the road from our hotel and it passed a couple of hours on an unseasonably cold and wet morning.

Visited July 2014
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Montclair, New Jersey
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46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“About as interesting as any of the US Presidents' libraries”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

As with all of them, it requires a great deal of ego to establish such a place. It shows all those who have kow-towed to the man over the years: medals presented, letters received, etc. My wife enjoyed it more than I.

Visited June 2014
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting to see the President's viewpoint”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

As a westerner, it is interesting to through. The Russian/Kazakh viewpoints on history are so different from ours. Rated average because the items in the museum are for/from the President only, they do not represent the people of Kazakhstan. The museum provides a very skewed look at life here.

Visited June 2013
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