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National History and Ethnology Museum

1 Komsomolskaya Str, Mary 745400, Turkmenistan
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Exhibits 5, price 2

Stopped in at the National History and Ethnology Museum in Mary while in the ancient oasis city... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Moncton, Canada
Amazing collection

This museum has an amazing collection of artefacts from the nearby major archaeological site of... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
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  • Average46%
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12 Aug 2017
“Exhibits 5, price 2”
23 Jun 2017
“Amazing collection”
1 Komsomolskaya Str, Mary 745400, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Stopped in at the National History and Ethnology Museum in Mary while in the ancient oasis city. It is in a newer over-the-top looking building but is a very well set up museum with lots of great exhibits and a lovely collection that includes artifacts...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This museum has an amazing collection of artefacts from the nearby major archaeological site of Gonur Depe; don't miss it! The building is new, and the exhibits are very well arranged.

Thank LottyToronto
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This museum features a large display about the current president of Turkmenistan and has a lot of historical material as well. This is usually one of the tourist stops on the way to Merv.

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Interesting but no exceptional museum if in Mary. Seen that foreigners are massively charged you may prefer to keep the entrance fee for the (very expensive) National Museum in Ashgabat...

Thank incahueca
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We found this museum to be lacking of anything interesting regarding the Turkmenistan culture. If you want to "kill" and hour looking at exhibits that do not enlighten you and just rehash what you have seen in other museums around the world, then visit this.

Thank stevesol6718
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Lovely museum, more on an average side if you don't take the shiny new building into consideration. The entrance fee is quite steep here as well, but if I remember correctly, it was possible to pay it in the local currency here. I liked the...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Worth a visit. Interesting to see how this new nation sees it self and wants to be seen. It is by far an easy job to do. But they do a nice job with a broad view.

Thank Torsten B
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Everything is first class here, but why wouldn't it be, not in the city that doesn't sleep at night like NY, but in the country that has so much money, they build it because they can! The ancient objects and displays are spectacular. The $20...More

2  Thank Retired_Miami
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

This museum is a Majestic and big building.You will not miss it.Your guide will take you to the museum and you will spend time here.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Nice people, nobody speaks English. Anyway I made some question about local ancient traditions related to some objects in the museum and they did their best to understand me and to explain me. I read somewhere that it was open on Sundays, but it wasn't...More

Thank NunoVentura
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