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“Cute little museum”

Mikhail Frunze Museum
Ranked #10 of 146 things to do in Bishkek
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Cute little museum”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This cute little museum really amazed me. It is still very much Soviet-style, but in a quaint way I find that very positive. General Frunze is a very important Central Asian general from the early communist/Soviet Union days. The museum shows many things and lots of fotos which date back to that time. Having that exhibit in a modern museum would not quite match the content. So the museum atmosphere perfectly matches the topic it covers. Only disadvantages: there is hardly any English explanation available, so it is helpful if you can read at least some Russian. Anyhow: if you have the main attractions covered, or weather is bad, I strongly recommend to visit the museum.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Panama City, Panama
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Small but worth a visit”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Quite small, very Soviet and interesting if that's what you're into. One of the highlights is a scale replica of his house on the bottom floor. The lack of English language descriptions is what lets an otherwise worthy museum down.

Visited December 2012
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Monterey, California
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A detailed tribute, worth a few minutes and a few Com"”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

You could probably spend a little longer if you read Russian or Kyrgyz, but even so it is worth walking through (cost about $1). The house on the ground floor was nicely done, and upstairs the exhibits are laid out in tedious - old museum style - detail which I rather like.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank LaurainMonterey
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Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth visiting if you know Kyrgyz history to a small extent”
Reviewed 26 April 2010

The main part of the display is the house lived in by Frunze although I believe it is not actually his house but just a typical house that he might of lived in. The rest of the exibits are of very good if you are interested in Kyrgyz history from about 1900 to 1950. Most exibits are described in Kyrgyz and Russian only although about 20% `have descriptions in English. I got told off by the staff for taking a photo - so be warned.

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