Museum of Almaty was founded in 2002 in the building of the former Vernenskiy orphan home. The history of Almaty city is stored in 11 room: here you can discover various eras of the Southern capital for yourself: “Ancient history of Almaty”, “Medieval history of Almaty”, “At the origins of Kazakh state system”, “Vernenskiy period of history of Almaty”, “Almaty in XX century”, etc.

Museum collections consist of about 35 thousand of artefacts. Among them are works of pictorial art, unique collections of Kazakh ethnography, and also ethnography of representatives of ethnic groups who live nowadays in Almaty, collections of household items of various epochs and cultures, numismatics, photo and documents.

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