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National History Museum

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Address: Juulchin Street-1, Ulaanbaatar 210146, Mongolia
Phone Number: 976-70110911
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Nice to visit before exploring the country.

Great to visit and get some information about Mongolia before you explore the country. We thought the displays were great. There are 2 floors to explore. It is definitely worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Margaret River, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great to visit and get some information about Mongolia before you explore the country. We thought the displays were great. There are 2 floors to explore. It is definitely worth a visit. Do beware you have to pay a high fee to take photos.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A really interesting museum. Unfortunately, not a lot of English signage, but it really makes you think again when you see names like Genghis Khan mentioned in a POSITIVE light.

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Asker, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A comprehensive presentation of a proud country. Of course Djengis Kahn is over-presented, but the Mongolian history has a lot more that will make you love the country

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Don't be fooled into thinking this is similar to London's Natural History Museum as there are no dinosaurs (these are in a separate place) or stuffed animals. The focus is on Mongolia and its history. The rooms are thematic and take the visitor from prehistory to the modern day. This provides an opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the... More 

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Cologne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

UB doesn't really have a lot of worthwhile sights, but this little museum is well worth some of your time. In a short time you can learn a fair bit about Mongolian history. Not particularly detailed but I guess for most tourist it will be enough. Of course everybody knows a little bit about Dschingis Khan, whose Dynasty takes up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A great place to know more about Mongolia before starting your tour. There are 3 different levels covering the nomadic culture of Mongolia to the communist times.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Museum covers a whole range of different timelines from the early stone age all the way to the 21st century. It has artifacts from many eras and has write ups in English for almost all the artifacts. It explains the different cultures and ever changing timeline of Mongolia. Lots of information on the Khans and their conquests as well... More 

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Kas, Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent. Well laid out and very interesting. Takes you through Mongolia's very interesting history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had an English speaking guide who was knowledgeable and well-spoken. Some fascinating displays, particularly of clothing and armour. Only main downside was the fact that we needed to pay US$20 extra to take photos.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nicely laid out museum covering the vast history of Mongolia in a succinct manner. Good use of wall displays and timelines allows you to easily get your bearings, and proved invaluable for my subsequent holiday. Most of the explanations are replicated in English. Interesting, enjoyable and not overwhelming.

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