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National History Museum

Juulchin Street-1, P.O. Box 332, Ulaanbaatar 210146, Mongolia
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Ranked #4 of 29 Attractions in Ulaanbaatar
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Seattle, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There is a lot to see in this museum. If you are a history buff, you will like this place! Seeing Mongolia through the different centuries was a great way to learn about the country and its culture. Its a nice museum, but the price of admission I thought might have been a tad high. Still, if you have a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I found the museum to be an enjoyable journey, allowing visitors the opportunity to literally walk through Mongolia's history. There's the expected cultural artifacts - a life-size ger, cultural dress, food preparation devices, and wooden carts. But for me the most enjoyable part of the museum was the "Mongolia through time" exhibit, where you can see Mongolia's history from Chingis... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

general approach to Mongolian over centurys review. very interesting. though the price for visiting I'm afrai it exagerated for what you are entiteled to see

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Laurel, Maryland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
69 helpful votes 69 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
130 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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