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National History Museum

Juulchin Street-1, P.O. Box 332, Ulaanbaatar 210146, Mongolia
976-70110911
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Ulaanbaatar
Type: History Museums
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Laurel, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Really very well displayed artifacts pretty much spanning Mongolia from prehistory to the Mongolian Revolution of 1990. The only disappointment was that the floor dealing with the Mongol Empire had essentially no English. The rest of the museum had at least limited English captions, so be sure to read Genghis Khan: the Making of the Modern World before visiting.

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Vail, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As museums go, this is a relatively small museum. However, it manages to capture the essence of Mongolian history from Genghis Khan to the 1990 "revolution" for independence and democracy. It took us a good 1 1/2 to 2 hours to see and read everything.

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Thailand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Magnificently displayed, not too huge very do-able in half a day. It will make you go to your history books to try to understand this beautiful country and the history of her people even more!

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I love museums that teach you things you never knew and allow you to make fresh connections. -Mongolia's civilization, the Hunnu, was apparently also called Xiungnu, and were dreaded opponents of the Chinese. They were the huns that Mulan fought to keep out in the Disney movie of that name. - Genghis Khan's warriors went as far west as Hungary.... More

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Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

When i first visited there i was 10. I was admiring to see petrified eggs and skeleton of DINOSAURS. Absolutely it was part of my childhood nice memory

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Park City, Utah
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

First you walk past the statue commemorating Mongolia's "No to death penalty" law in place as of 2012, then you walk inside to several floors of amazing exhibits of the Mongolian people's history--from Neolithic times to the present, a powerful history dominated as it was and is by the remarkable exploits of Genghis Kahn. Golden tiaras recently unearthed, silver work,... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Really great museum with English translations on almost everything. Learnt loads about Mongolia's history. Wish I'd visited when I first arrived in Mongolia to make sense of stuff I've seen here already. Great exhibits and clear signs

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great museum and gives a good timeline of Mongolia. There are a lot of displays and you have to use the map to not miss anything. This was one of the last things we saw when getting to UB and it should have been the first. They just changed the hours for Winter and shortened the scheduled time. So if... More

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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
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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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