National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Sulayman


Visit Guide to National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Sulayman

The artifacts displayed here are related to different religious practices existed in Central Asia since ancient times, from animism and shamanism to world religions Millennia-old petroglyphs and minimum 12 holy caves visited by numerous pilgrims are located here.

Getting There

Sulayman Too is located in the city of Osh at the intersection of Kurmanzhan-Datka-Gapar Aitiev streets, and can be easily reached by any city bus, taxi, or by foot.

What to Expect

Osh Museum Sulaiman-Too houses the Museum of Spiritual Culture, the only one in Kyrgyzstan, located on the southern slope of Rushan Mountain. The ground floor of this museum is made up of extended karst caves, while the top floor is made up of a natural cave. The building has 13 rooms with a total area of 1238 m².

In these caves in ancient times lived hermits, there were altars and mazars. Sulaiman Too is a place for worship. Pilgrims believe these places of worship can heal illnesses and bless people with a long life.


The museum was established in 1949. During its long history, it has been renamed several times. The museum contains more than 33 thousand exhibits related to the history, archeology, art, nature of the southern region of Kyrgyzstan.

In 2000, on the occasion of 3000th anniversary of Osh celebration, a new building with an area of 1100 square meters was handed over to the museum.

Facilities Available

Public toilet, hostels and a few small hotels are located nearby.