State History Museum, Bishkek

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Explore the nation's Soviet history at State History Museum, a huge modernist cubic building in Bishkek's main square. Formerly the top-notch Lenin Museum, the institution still displays a collection of colorful realist murals carrying explicit political messages and pastoral socialist scenes. Life-sized bronze statues of Marx and Engels and socialist-realism figural compositions juxtapose the ethnography and archeology section on the top floor. A full-size model yurt and a mannequin horse here keep company to numerous busts of Lenin, mammoth teeth, and a collection of Kyrgyz kalpaks. Photos document the museum's rich trove of Scythian gold, but originals are kept in the safe. Arrange to visit State History Museum and other attractions in Bishkek using our Bishkek online trip planner.
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  • Unfortunately, it's still closed due to the reconstruction. The museum is the biggest museum where you can find the artifacts from Neolithic period till Soviet period.  more »
  • A museum which covers a huge swath of history clearly in an efficient way. Not to be missed! Go with a good guide.  more »
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  • Still close and the sign doesn’t clear! I walked all of the entrance then understood it was closed!
  • I not found the entrace, one side huge square with soldiers, other park with Lenin.

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