The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

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.

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

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

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

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 National Museum of Turkmenistan

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

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

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 National Museum of Turkmenistan

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

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

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

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

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

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Display of national heritage of Turkmenistan – oil and gas …

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

… carpets. This one is the largest in the world.

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

A carpet and Türkmenbaşy

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

A carpet and Ruhnama

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

A carpet and Akhaltekinsky stallion

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Some educational exhibits

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Historic halls on the 2nd floor

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

National Turkmenian costumes

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The map of historical archaeological sites

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Earthenware crafts

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The head of Alexander Makedonsky who went to the territory of Central Asia

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Miniature copies of various ancient constructions.

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Ruins of the Ancient Merv

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Ruins of a mosque in Anau

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

And a lot of other ancient buildings and constructions

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Beautiful bone horns

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Ancient Cufic coins

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

A stand devoted to the history of Turkmenian people

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Resettlement of Turkmen along the planet

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The territory of the Great State of Turkmen – Seljuks

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

Main figures of the country

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

The National Museum of Turkmenistan

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23 thoughts on “The National Museum of Turkmenistan”

  1. 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 !

      • 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 ?

        • 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?

        • 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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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