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Will it ever?

We had wanted to visit the Kyrgyz State Museum of History of Kyrgyzstan (say that ten times fast... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
New Brunswick, Canada
Landmark building

For me the History Museum is Bishkek's landmark building, not just because it is robust and sitting... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Ala-Too Square, Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learns and saw alot of the old Soviet Union history along with Kyrgzystan history in this building. Very interesting and learn alot from the tour

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This museum is in the center of the city and has great potential, but has been closed for ages and didn't seem anywhere close to being opened when I visited in Sept. 2018.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I gave this a Poor rating because the museum was closed due renovations when I visited (it has been closed for over a year). Its central location on the north side of Ala-Too square makes it a prominent landmark. The three-story white modernist cubic building...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We had wanted to visit the Kyrgyz State Museum of History of Kyrgyzstan (say that ten times fast) when we were in Bishkek last summer but it had been closed for renovations which it looks like from the continuing reviews on TA that it is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We went here all excited to learn about the history of the Kyrgyz nomadic culture and their influence on the worlds history. To say we were a bit disappointed at this national treasure being closed and that it wasn’t going to reopen during our visit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I saw this museum in 2006 and looked forward to returning in 2018, but discovered that it is entirely closed, as of at least April 2018 when I attempted to visit. I was told by staff at the door that it is scheduled to re-open...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank M A
Reviewed 19 May 2018

For me the History Museum is Bishkek's landmark building, not just because it is robust and sitting on a large agora in the centre, but because of its simple and functional square form. In the first period after the Russian revolution formalism was declared the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Watch the change of guards Say hello to Marx, Engels and Lenin. Used to called he Lenin Museum. Wonderful place and a few shops nearby to pick up water, which is great after a few hours in the sun.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NattyGlocal
Reviewed 14 February 2018

The museum has very few items on display to tell about the Kyrgyz pre-Soviet history, but it is still a worthwhile museum to visit to learn about the Kyrgyzstan's Soviet period. In my opinion, too much space in the museum is dedicated to the events...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank JamilyaU
Reviewed 15 November 2017

No need to visit, currently under renovation. Check before you go if you go in the future to make sure it's open. They said it will take about a year.

Date of experience: October 2017
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