Excursion work is one of the main forms of cultural and educational activities of the Library. All components of museum communication are actively introduced in the Library: permanent and temporary exhibitions, audio-visual aids, thematic excursions, etc.

Particular attention is paid to determining the cultural and educational needs of visitors and the quality of cultural and information impact of permanent expositions and temporary exhibitions to various groups of visitors.

In order to improve the methodology for conducting excursions, methodical elaborations of excursions for various categories of visitors were made: junior school age, senior pupils and students, groups of visitors with disabilities and VIP delegations.

The excursions are held in two buildings (for details see Library’s visits).


1. Site tours are for the visitors who for the first time come to the Museum and Library and wish to know about their history and collections. During this tour you can see all expositions and halls and it takes you about 50 minutes.

2. Thematic excursions are held on the basis of stationary expositions and temporary thematic exhibitions. They are devoted to the disclosure of a specific topic or issue. The listeners of the thematic excursions have unique opportunity to get acquainted with the exhibits, not often exhibited in the expositions and located in the collections of the Library.

3. Lesson-excursion is considered as a form of educational work for certain groups. The lesson-excursion is held within the limits of the popularization of the museum collection of separate exhibits, collections with the purpose of highlighting the certain themes of Kazakhstan’s history.

4.Along with traditional types of excursions, the Library developed and introduced a new form of museum communication – travelling excursions.

Travelling excursions within the limits of the excursion project "Тұңғыш": "Atameken", "Historical Choice" - are aimed at popularization of creative ideas and initiatives of Elbassy, and introduce his life and activities. Travelling thematic excursions based on the results of the museum program "Museum Collection": "Awards to President - gratitude to people", "Weapon collection in the collection of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan". In illustrative form they tell about the most interesting expositions of Elbassy’s Library.  

It is a large-scale information work for a wide range of listeners: from children of kindergartens to servicemen and employees of various organizations.     This form of excursion allows not only to get acquainted with the original exhibits, archival materials stored in Elbassy’s Library, but also to conduct an excursion in the interactive form. The visitors keep it in mind for a ling time.