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National Museum of Afghanistan

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Regarless of losses, still worth seeing

The museum lost a lot of artifacts during the war but it is still worth visiting. They have a nice... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Jolie R
Athlone, Ireland

This museum is beautiful, just lack of maintenance, if they only put in a little bit of effort it... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Harry J
United Kingdom
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Darulaman Road | Opposite Darulaman Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

The museum lost a lot of artifacts during the war but it is still worth visiting. They have a nice collection of native art, dress and jewelry as well as historical pottery and metal works. The niche of the mosque alone is worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jolie R
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This museum is beautiful, just lack of maintenance, if they only put in a little bit of effort it will be the most beautiful, they have many antiques there, from accent times. and old trains and poultry, just needs maintenance.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Harry J
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Its nice and quite place, with lots of Afghan pre to post Islamic artifact. Its helps you understand the rich culture lasting many centuries.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Badly in need of proper explanations and maintainenece. The palace railway and kins cars were particularly looking very sorry

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank RHM63
Reviewed 8 May 2017

If you need to know about the Afghan history, must see this place. i was told that the current state of the museum is not as it used to be, however, whatever they have it takes you to the King's era in Kabul.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank arinds
Reviewed 14 March 2017

National Museum of Afghanistan is for those who are willing to get to know about the history and culture of Afghanistan. If you are in Kabul and want to now a little about the past of the country, then don't forget to pay a visit...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Siavash K
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Kabul museum was destroyed when the Taliban came in 1996, but the director at the time made sure that all the pieces of every statue that they destroyed with a hammer was saved. The end result is testimony to the dedication of the entire...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank JyotiM85
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Interesting display of what's left of Afghan heritage after the Taliban destroyed or looted most of it. Display hall with work done by contemporary young Afghan artists trying to connect with their heritage. Beautiful traditional Afghan jewelry belt by young artist Storai Stanizai. Across the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank roberthR8702FA
Reviewed 26 November 2016

When I went with my son to see this national museum of our country it was sad . everything was in bad shape from the wars. no one toke care of the cars or trains still got bullet holes from the war times.its amazing that...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank hdastagirzada
Reviewed 4 November 2016

the person who accompanied me was a cousin of the director of the museum and had an excellent guided tour of what remains of this museum after the terrible time of the Taliban by the city of Kabul and the destruction of much of the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank agusticassa
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