Museum of Labor Glory of CMMC
The Museum of the History of the Caspian Mining and Metallurgical Combine (CMMC) is a unique closed museum to which only members of government delegations and, occasionally, schoolchildren have access. It is located on the territory of the former combine, which no longer exists, but its heritage is preserved in this museum. For two years in a row, the CMMC Museum of History has been in first place in the competition among non-state museums.
The exposition of the museum is located on an area of 1,500 square meters and is dedicated to the history of the city of Aktau and the development of Mangystau industry. Museum director Marat Shushakov has been working here for more than 20 years. Visitors can see archaeological finds and unique models of uranium mines.
The museum was opened in 1984, but for 11 years it was closed to the public due to the secrecy of the uranium production that the museum represented. Rare photos of the first railway, models of BILAZ cars and even the first computer from 1980 were available only to one employee of the museum, who was its director.