National Museum of Turkmenistan


Visit Guide to National Museum of Turkmenistan

The National Museum of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat is the greatest museum complex in Turkmenistan and the Middle East, combining the collections of the former museums of history and ethnography, regional study and the arts.

Getting There

The museum is located in Ashgabat. You can get there by taxi, bus, or private vehicle.

What to Expect

On the first floor of the main building are the Department of Independence, the Department of the Turkmen Carpet and Temporary Exhibitions.

On the second floor – the department of the history of the Ancient World, Margush, Parthia and two halls of the history of the Middle Ages.


The grand opening of the “National Museum of Turkmenistan” took place in 1998.

In 2007 the construction of the Museum of the President of Turkmenistan and the Museum of Ethnography of Turkmenistan began on both sides of the National Museum of Turkmenistan.

In 2013, the name of the National Cultural Center of Turkmenistan was changed, and it became known as the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan. By Decree of the President of Turkmenistan, changes were made to the name “Main National Museum of Turkmenistan” and it became known as the “State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan”.

Facilities Available

The museum is located in the capital, so housing, bars/restaurants, public toilets are available.

There is Wi-Fi, tourist information (including in foreign languages), public transport, fuel, taxis, shopping.