The Museum of Folk Musical Instruments named after Yhylas Dukenuly, a Kazakh folk composer, one of the founders of the kobyz school, opened in 1981. The museum has nine halls stuffed with the national musical instruments of the Kazakh people, as well as the cultures of more than 50 other countries.
To provide you with complete information about each exhibit, the museum is equipped with two information kiosks and projectors for video content. The kiosks provide information about each exhibit, through video content and voiceovers. And musical works are performed on each instrument.
The halls are equipped with special devices to provide background music. As a result, in the Introductory Hall, in the Hall of Wind and Percussion Musical Instruments, Memorial Musical Instruments and Kobyz, folk works are performed on the dombra, the kobyz and the syzygy as background music. In the Halls of Musical Instruments of the Peoples of the World, compositions performed on the instruments of other nationalities are played, and the concert hall for 120 seats regularly hosts evenings of traditional music.