Museum named after Mukhamedzhan Tynyshpayev was opened on 1 March 1974 in Almaty region by the order of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR from December 4, 1973. The museum is located in Talgykorgan, Almaty region, Abay Street 245.
The main purpose of the museum is to show visitors archaeological findings of ancient Zhetisu and tell them about the history of Zhetisu.
In 1993, the museum was named after the famous son of Zhetisu - Mukhamedzhan Tynyshpayev by initiative of the museum staff and decision of the onomastic commission. He was the first Kazakh engineer, a prominent public figure, and historian, ethnographer, twice illegally repressed and posthumously rehabilitated. The museum collects and stores more than 27 million exhibits with museum value, and designed and reissued five expositions.
A new exhibition was framed after overhaul in 2003, which opened on 27 February 2004. It demonstrates unique exhibits: halls, which tell about the natural underground and aboveground richness of the region, the historical past and the present.
Archaeological hall is famous with copy of Altyn Adam (Golden Man), whose remains were found in a burial mound near the Issyk town. Exposition complex is interesting with Kazakh people’s life and culture
Particularly impressive is taken by modern exposition department, which reflects the life and work of the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Nursultan Nazarbayev.
A special place is taken by stands in the museum, which tell about the life of Mukhamedzhan Tynyshpayev as a great personality through few authentic and unique exhibits. Among them - photos of Tynyshpayev, where he was shot in the uniform of Vernen school, then a student of the St. Petersburg Institute of Railway Transport named after Alexander I. There are photos taken in years of technical manager during construction of Turksib, and images of his last years of life, and death certificate, which was sent by Tashkent archive.
Today the Regional Historical-local Museum of M.Tynyshpaev has the perfectly designed exhibition halls, which meet the new time.
Museum of M. Tynyshbaev has 27454 exhibits including archaeological findings of ancient Zhetisu, ancient musical instruments, various utensils, bronze pots, clay pots and various famous manuscripts. Here visitor can see the exhibition, which presents local flora and fauna, and visitors can find maps of the local nature reserves and hunting farms.
Museum staff constantly provides painstaking work on the replenishment of the collection and on creation of new exhibitions. They are ready to tour and educate visitors about the glorious history of Zhetisu.