The State History Museum of the Kyrgyz Republic is one of the largest museums in Central Asia. It occupies a leading place in the republic and its collections are a real treasure reflecting the history, culture, way of life, traditions of the Kyrgyz people in a wide time range - from ancient times to today's Independent Kyrgyzstan.
The museum was founded on December 9, 1925 by the decision of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Kara-Kyrgyz Autonomous Region. The basis for the creation of the museum was invaluable findings in the history, ethnography of the Kyrgyz people, collected by the first director of the museum, ethnographer S. Abramson. In 1927 the museum was opened for visitors in one of the rooms of the parents' house of the commander M.V. Frunze. Famous historians like A.N. Bernshtam, S.K. Kerimbaev, K.I. Antipina, V.Y. Galitskiy and others made a great contribution to the acquisition of archaeological, ethnographic and natural science collections.