National Historical Museum

Museum in Bishkek

Image by Stephen Lioy Lonely Planet

The city's top museum was undergoing a complete renovation at the time of research, and slated to open in late 2017 or early 2018. Locals are enthusiastic that the interior space and exhibitions will be modernised, though there is some concern that the beautiful Soviet-era mosaics that made the original iteration as the Lenin Museum such a hit will disappear completely.