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National History Museum

Address: Juulchin Street-1, P.O. Box 332, Ulaanbaatar 210146, Mongolia
Phone Number: 976-70110911
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Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Ulaanbaatar
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is a good place to learn about Mongolian history, very interesting. Very different perspective from the Chinese view about Mongolia and Mongolians. I see a lot of people going with a guide but I find it okay even without an English translator.

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Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I did not know much about the history of Mongolia so a visit the their museum was a must. I found it quite good. I have subsequently read Jack Eeatherford's "Ghenghis Khan" and if anything they are a bit subdued on their celebrations of Ghengis' achievements. Worth visiting.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A really interesting museum of Mongol, it has an unique architecture and a lot of well-preserved relic that will give you a good insight about Mongolia history - especially Genghis Khan. Conveniently-located for tourists - you can even walk from the city center.

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London, United Kingdom
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344 reviews 344 reviews
208 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A variety of architectural finds and a small amount about the history and Genghis Khan - just one gripe, not enough about the latter, but otherwise very interesting.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The museum was within walking distance and full of well preserved artifacts. It was in a beautiful setting.

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Rooftops
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308 reviews 308 reviews
118 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the 'must-see' when visiting UlaanBaatar. Photography is limited but the history is not! We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent strolling and navigating through this time tunnel filled with visual and historical stimulation. Highly recommended!

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Seattle, Washington
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146 reviews 146 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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