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Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism

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A must see place

The Museum is about 20 km SW from Astana. I visited it with a group of students, so we had our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Worth the effort

We took Bus 305 from Turan Avenue (near the corner with Keruen Mall). We showed the bus driver the... read more

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Kurgaldzhinskoye Highway, 37th km. from Astana,, Malinovka, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is about 20 km SW from Astana. I visited it with a group of students, so we had our private bus but it is my understanding that you can get there by public transport as well. The Museum is well done. It is...More

Thank Veronika660
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took Bus 305 from Turan Avenue (near the corner with Keruen Mall). We showed the bus driver the Memorial's website and were dropped off on the side of the 'highway' (near the garage) and had to walk around to the Memorial. Fortunately, we could...More

Thank ZimKiwiTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum by taking the local bus from the Saparzhai bus station, which is to the right of the old train station, in the northern section of Astana. We planned an early trip, so went to the bus station and paid 400 tenge...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 31 May 2018

One can take the 300 or 305 bus from Asia Park (Astana) for 200 tenge. Buses run on the hour or 15 minutes past, bus costs 200 tenge each way, entrance fee to museum 300 tenge.

1  Thank harris0n6
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Very good museum and well worth a visit. English speaking guide available if you plan ahead and it is definitely worth doing this if you don't speak much Russian.

Thank David F
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I visited the museum while in Astana. It is a short ride. The museum is part of the Karlag camp system and has a wonderful set of displays and artifacts. My relatives were German Russian and many were sent to "western Siberia" during Soviet times,...More

Thank cowboycruisin
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

An interesting day trip from Astana, although it is a little smaller than I had expected. The outdoor portion is in the front garden, consisting of a model barracks and railway wagon, then there is a memorial with names stretching around the back of the...More

2  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I took a taxi here at the cost of 7000TG, slightly cheaper as my driver decided to come with me so didn't have to pay for him to wait! I think there is a public bus you can get from Asia Park. It is very...More

3  Thank osimatrons
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was stalinist gulag. ”Akmolinsky internment camp for wifes of the betrayers of the homeland”. It was not wifes but also mothers, sisters, daughters and also children. 1507 child was born by prisoners who were raped by their guards. The museum is located in the...More

1  Thank Tukano
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I would like to review two things first ALZHIR itself and then Dana and her special, small company.. ALZHIR is not a concentration camp or a GULAG: it is unique. It was the “Akmola Prison camp for Wives of Traitors of the Motherland”. It operated...More

3  Thank Alan C
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30 December 2014|
Response from gerrymonte |
Met een taxi. Kost ongeveer 10.000 KZT retour en nog wat voor de wachttijd. Het is ongeveer een half uur rijden.
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