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National History Museum

Juulchin Street-1, P.O. Box 332, Ulaanbaatar 210146, Mongolia
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Ulaanbaatar
Type: History Museums
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The museum describes history of Mongolia from prehistory up to now. Don't miss the Genghis Khan part!!!

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Florence, Italy
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The detail of the displays is sometimes a bit overwhelming, but there is much good material here and it will give you an excellent introduction to Mongol life and history. It's right off the main square (now renamed) so don't pass it by.

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Walgett, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Cheap as chips entry. This is a good place to visit first and gives a comprehensive history of Mongilia. Spend as little or as long as you want there.

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San Francisco
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16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

In three floors, this museum does a nice job displaying the history of Mongolia from prehistoric times to the present.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I generally don't have much of an appetite for museums, but I was pleased to have visited this one, which presented the history of Mongolia, with an emphasis on Ghengis, in three floors of fascinating displays which require no more than 40 to 60 minutes to get through, depending on your interest in the subject. All displays include explanations in... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After we visit here we saw many Mongolian history, they have almost 9 zone: Stone Age, Xiongnu, traditional clothes, Yuan dynasty, traditional culture of nomadic people, traditional culture of religion and music, Qing dynasty, communism Mongolia and Democratic Mongolia. Very abundant museum

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Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
140 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The National History Museum in UB is well put together and many of the first and second floor exhibits include English translations for those of us that are still working on mastering the Mongolian language. It costs 5,000T to get in and another 10,000T if you want to take pictures in select exhibits. We decided to put the cameras away... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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572 helpful votes 572 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This museum has a focus on the progression of the early civilization here from tools, clothing, and culminates to more recent times but not 21s century. Displays of Mongolian civilization are found here from tools, clothing, jewelry, and some history of the ruling society of the Mongols. It travels through time up to the interaction with the Russians and then... More

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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everyone who comes to UB must visit here. Several hours are needed and well worth it. The displays are well presented and the history here is something most westerners will not know much about. Which makes it all the more interesting to read and see about.

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McLean, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you have a day or two in UB, make it a point to visit this museum. It is worth the visit. The museum was recently renovated. The 'No to Death Penalty" sculpture near the entrance definitely makes a statement. The museum is spread over 3 floors and charts Mongolia's history from stone age to 2014. As compared to most... More

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