West Kazakhstan Museum of Local History
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West Kazakhstan Museum of Local History

It displays archaeological finds, art objects, and scientific discoveries belonging to different stages of the history of Kazakhstan.
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1 hour

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400

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Uralsk

West Kazakhstan Museum of Local History

It displays archaeological finds, art objects, and scientific discoveries belonging to different stages of the history of Kazakhstan.

West Kazakhstan Museum of Local History was opened in 1836 in the city of Uralsk. Today there are more than one hundred thousand showpieces. The museum consists of 8 halls, dedicated to different eras. There are exhibits of the Paleolithic era, and the oldest of them date back to the 5th century BC. Other halls demonstrate medieval weapons and portraits of Kazakh khans. The hall dedicated the the Soviet Era familiarizes visitors with the main events of the 20th century. The hall that is devoted to the history of independent Kazakhstan displays documents and photographs that tells the story of the country's independence establishment.

West Kazakhstan Museum of Local History often organizes cultural events, hosts interesting lectures, exhibitions and thematic expositions.

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