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National History Museum

Juulchin Street-1, P.O. Box 332, Ulaanbaatar 210146, Mongolia
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Ulaanbaatar
Type: History Museums
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Had a very enjoyable hour or so at this museum, it's great introduction to Mongolian history and culture.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

For any history-minded travelers, this is another don't miss place in UB. While it labors under some Soviet-era design flaws, the collection is nevertheless excellent. Visitors start with pre-history and work their way through the age of Chinggis and on to the Soviet and post-Soviet (democratic) eras. The collection of regional costumes is splendid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really good museum with very informative displays on the history of Mongolia, a floor of costumes and an upper floor looking at the recent history post communism, which made for a really interesting afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The museum is well laid out. Guides are knowledgeable. Exhibits trace history of the country from pre-historic times to moder4 times. Four floors filled with exhibits. There is a gift shop by the entrance.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're going to visit one museum in UB, make this the one. It retraces the entire history of Mongolia from prehistoric times to the fall of the soviet regime, and it's fascinating. Most of the displays are bilingual Mongolian-English, and the temporary exhibits on archaeology are extremely well documented, usually featuring videos and sound recordings. Just go!

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This museum is full of fascinating items and relics from Mongolia's history. I was particularly fascinated by the displays concerning the 20th century. I had not considered the changes Mongolia experienced in the late 1980's and 1990's as being part of the wider changes the world witnessed in eastern Europe during the same period. Very educational.

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Scottsdale Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

From early artifacts to ethnic costumes and historical periods, this compact museum did a good job of informing visitors of the culture of Mongolia.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The combination of ethnographic and historical exhibits with the excellent introduction to Mongolia's democratic revolution is truly outstanding. I especially enjoyed the costume exhibit. Head and shoulders above the other museums in town in respect to content and presentation, including the English descriptions for foreign visitors.

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Regina, SK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a medium-sized museum that aims to capture the whole of Mongolian history from the earliest times to the present. Most displays have English labels. The various tribal costumes, weaponry, domestic objects, etc., are interesting, as are the rooms showing how Mongolia once briefly had the largest empire of all time. But I found that the part that stayed... More

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is one of the most interesting museums in UB. At the time of the visit there was special exhibition "Cultural heritage of the steppe warrior" displaying the artifacts of the latest archeological excavations done in Western part of Mongolia. The usual exhibition is also great.

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