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Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism

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Almost a sacred experience- must see

The time I spent a Alzhir was the most moving experience of my Kazakhstan adventure. We frequently... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Los Angeles, California
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 8 September 2018
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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Kurgaldzhinskoye Highway, 37th km. from Astana,, Malinovka, Kazakhstan
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All reviews the bus english subtitles car park audio guide entrance fee worth the effort soviet times moving experience two floors visit this place nearby village camp exhibits gulag road russian wives
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

The time I spent a Alzhir was the most moving experience of my Kazakhstan adventure. We frequently talk about the Nazi prison camps and don't realize other countries also had them. This one was focused on the women's experience. These were wives, daughters, sisters, mothers...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Veronika660
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Tukano
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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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