Famous Museums and Art Galleries in Almaty (Self Guided), Almaty

Kazakhstan’s former capital has a great number of museums and galleries to be proud of, including the unique State Museum of National Musical Instruments. Take this tour to discover Almaty’s famous museums and galleries.
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Famous Museums and Art Galleries in Almaty Map

Guide Name: Famous Museums and Art Galleries in Almaty
Guide Location: Kazakhstan » Almaty (See other walking tours in Almaty)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Author: JohnB
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Central State Museum of the Kazakh Republic
  • Muhtar Auezov Literature Memorial House
  • Geology Museum of the Academy of Science
  • State Museum of National Musical Instruments
  • Military History Museum
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Central State Museum of the Kazakh Republic

1) Central State Museum of the Kazakh Republic (must see)

The Central State Museum of Kazakhstan is the largest museum in Almaty and one of the largest museums in Central Asia.

When first established in 1931, the museum was located in the Almaty Cathedral. It moved to a modern facility in 1985 and is a landmark in Almaty. The museum houses the most significant collection of Kazakh historical, archaeological, and modern cultural and political artifacts.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday – Sunday: 9:30 am — 5:30 pm

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Muhtar Auezov Literature Memorial House

2) Muhtar Auezov Literature Memorial House

The Muhtar Auezov Literature Memorial House is dedicated to the great Kazakh writer and scientist, Muhtar Auezov. It was opened in 1963, with a considerable amount of items donated by Auezov's wife. The venue has seven rooms, featuring family photos, books, documentaries and many other displays depicting the writer’s life.
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Geology Museum of the Academy of Science

3) Geology Museum of the Academy of Science (must see)

The Geology Museum of the Academy of Science has a lot to offer visitors, taking into account that Kazakhstan is rich in minerals and natural resources. The museum presents a great collection of precious and semi-precious stones, and also offers the opportunity to purchase some in the museum’s gift shop.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
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State Museum of National Musical Instruments

4) State Museum of National Musical Instruments

The State Museum of National Musical Instruments is a unique museum exhibiting some exceptional pieces gathered from all over the world. This wooden building was designed by A. Zenkov 1908. Among its rich collection you will find 60 types of traditional Kazakh instruments, which played a significant role in shaping the the country’s cultural scene.
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Military History Museum

5) Military History Museum

The Military History Museum exhibits some unique military uniforms and original weapons used by the Kazakhs from different periods throughout its history. Included in its collection are Soviet military items, interesting objects from World Word II and much more.

Walking Tours in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Create Your Own Walk in Almaty

Create Your Own Walk in Almaty

Creating your own self-guided walk in Almaty is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Tour in Almaty

Shopping Tour in Almaty

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
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Daily Life Tour in Almaty

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles