The Chingiz Aitmatov House-Museum was opened in 2014 at the initiative of the writer's relatives, in the house where Aitmatov lived for more than 20 years. The exhibits are spread over six rooms, including the office and a library with the writer's books, photographs and awards. The museum includes a gallery of paintings based on Aitmatov’s works.
The Chingiz Aitmatov International Foundation operates at the museum. Established in 2000 by the writer himself, now the foundation is managed by his children, organising cultural and educational activities.
During a visit to the museum, Vladimir Putin and Sooronbay Jeenbekov were informed of the plans to create a Chingiz Aitmatov cultural centre in Kyrgyzstan. At the end of the tour, the heads of Russia and Kyrgyzstan signed the museum’s distinguished visitors’ book.