The State Museum of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan

The State Museum of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan in front of Ashgabat Flagpole

The State Museum of Turkmenistan (Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň Döwlet Muzeýi), also known as the Saparmurat Turkmenbashi Museum, is a museum in Turkmenistan.[1][2] The museum was opened on 12 November 1998.[3] The museum has seven permanent galleries incorporating history, present day culture, and ethnography.[3]


As of 2013, the museum was split into three sections: natural history, science, and the President of Turkmenistan. Photography is forbidden in any part of the museum, and all visitors are followed by a museum employee during their stay. Many artifacts and photographs are clear fakes or digitally edited.

Natural History

The museum contains a large collection of ancient artifacts. However many are overly intricate, in pristine condition, and many thousand years old leading to questions about their authenticity.[citation needed]


The museum has one third of its floor space dedicated to the current President of Turkmenistan. In this section are images of the president doing a wide variety of things, including harvesting crops with his citizens, racing autos, reading with children, playing sports, and meeting world leaders.


The section of the museum dedicated to science has no English captions, even though the rest of the museum does.

See also


  1. ^ "Национальный музей Туркменистана переименован | Интернет-газета Turkmenistan.Ru".
  2. ^ "The National Museum of Turkmenistan". ALMATY Cluster Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. UNESCO. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b Museum Guidebook, Saparamyrat Türkmenbaşy adyndaky Türkmenistanyň Milli muzeyi, Asgabat 2001.

External links

  • The State Museum of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan
  • Ashgabat Photo Gallery

Coordinates: 37°53′07.49″N 58°20′56.51″E / 37.8854139°N 58.3490306°E / 37.8854139; 58.3490306

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