23 The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Posted on September 22, 2010 by team

It will be the largest and the main National Museum of Turkmenistan made specially to tell the world about this great country and the role it played in the history and culture of the world civilization.

The new building of the museum has thousands of historic exhibits.

A flagstaff in front of the building with the largest flag in the world

Foreigners may visit one section of the museum (the Historic, the Nature Museum, the Museum of the President) for 10 dollars, locals pay 2 manats only (less than 50 cents). Photoshoot – 15 dollars more.

The first exposition you see is devoted to the statehood of the country and the president Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedow.

From L to R – already non-existent “Neutrality Arch” with a golden statue of Saparmurat Niyazov Türkmenbaşy on the top, The presedent’s palace, Independence monument.

The holy “Ruhnama” and the langueages it has been translated into.

The books of the current president who has recently become a Doctor of Medical Science

“Ruhnama” again – the 1st and the 2nd volumes


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23 Responses to “The National Museum of Turkmenistan”

  1. OLUT says:

    Nice place, real expensive looking.

  2. SovMarxist1924 says:

    Russification brought progress and civilization to this place (Turkmen S.S.R. 1925-1990).

  3. zipp says:

    I can’t say i’m excited about a visit.

  4. Indy75 says:

    Could be interesting, but not worth the money they ask. Hope not so many foreigners will accept to come and pay. That’s typical of former Soviet states (except Ukraine, as far as I know) : they do not know the value of things, and think foreigners are all multibilionairs… So long for them !

    • xoxo says:

      lol. you are so ignorant. i mean it in the nicest way…

      • Indy75 says:

        Why so ignorant ? There is not a single museum in Western Europe as expansive as this one (MUMA, Louvre, British Museum, Guggenheim, etc.), and they are far more interesting than this one. Better : you don’t have to pay more to take photos. Even more : the Hermitage is cheaper and more interesting.

        In Ukraine, the one time I got there (Kiev, Odessa, Crimea), I paid nowhere more than Ukrainian people. While it is not the case in Russia (even though it is slowly changing – Cosmonaut museum in Moscow for example).

        So no, I don’t consider myself ignorant. I’d like to know how you can say that : which western museums have you visited, which are more expansive than this one (so, 25$ aka 20€ for 1 section, incl. photo) and less interesting ?

        • xoxo says:

          they absolutely must charge that money. first of all, due to the # of people visiting this museum vs. any well known european museum. yeah, big difference. + they must recover the funds they used to put his thing together. these people have a different mentality and i assure you that pride for their national history was the driving force behind this exhibition, not to rip off foreign “billionaire’s”.
          “they don’t know value of things” – well, but YOU do? just because you’ve visited the flipping Louvre and Hermitage doesn’t give you the right to judge their intentions in such a “intelligent” way.
          “Typical of former soviet state…EXCEPT Ukraine” – wow. that comment alone is hillarious. And then you go on to compare major, world renowned museums to this one…seriously?

        • guy says:

          You are not absolutely right, in the Italian “Galleria degli uffizi” in Florence they take 13 euro’s from foreigners while from members of the European union only 5 euro.
          same to see the statue of David. And many more museum’s over Italy.

  5. George Johnson says:

    Those two picture frames of the Ruhnama look like they were done in beans.

    • Jack says:

      Compared to the Turkmen you do. The US has a GDP per capita nine times of Turkmenistan’s.

      • perristalsis says:

        I realize that their GNP is on a par with Rhode Islands’ Jack, but nobody likes having it “stuck in and broken off”, simply due to perception, it’s insulting.

  6. mirk says:

    i saw a docu on discovery saying many tribes immigrated from turkmenistan(before 4000 yrs) to indian pennisula.Bt in modern times,turkmenistan has been pawn of mongols,turks or russians

  7. prince says:

    I don’t know other notice there is a woman in green dress walking like ghost in few pictures:)
    Well, the museum doesn’t have lots of collections except few of their own artifacts.
    Still if you like to have good knowledge of this country it worth a visit.
    As far as the ticket price is concern I guess most of the countries are adopting charging different prices for local and foreigners.
    If you visit Taj Mahal in India you would know the difference.

  8. xoxo says:

    preserving your national history this way, i think its nice. especially for the local school kids.

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  10. russia_bound says:

    Very cool pictures, thanks for the upload…

  11. Gerry says:

    Gazagystan? (photo with map). Place with gas resources? The new secret colony of Gazprom??

    [You can spend an evening googling it, but will give you the answer, it's just Kazakhstan in turkmen].

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