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Address: Juulchin Street-1, P.O. Box 332, Ulaanbaatar 210146, Mongolia
Phone Number: 976-70110911
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wonderful museum

lots to learn about mongolia from prehistory to modern times. chinggis gallery on top floor conveys the empire's greatness superbly! we wished there had been more english... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

lots to learn about mongolia from prehistory to modern times. chinggis gallery on top floor conveys the empire's greatness superbly! we wished there had been more english translation in some parts of the museum...

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very good history for Mongolian it describes. Chingis Khan is the main person who is the creator of Mongolia and history comes for him in every museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great displays, really interesting, well laid out! Value for money and helpful staff. And just some really beautiful exhibits!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This museum is very well laid out, with English notes for all the exhibits. It is a very nice walk-through of the history of Mongolia. The room with the dress was especially nice. Everything was very well preserved. I highly recommend a visit here before seeing the rest of the country as it provides the background necessary to understand the... More 

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Manila
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is the correct name of the museum since there is also another museum -- Mongolian Natural History Museum which by the way was closed for renovation when I passed. The tourism office said it would open 2017(?) The National Museum of Mongolia was an eye-opener for me since I didnt read on Mongolian history yet. Entrance ticket is at... More 

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As I do not know much about Mongolian history, I decided to check out this place. The museum seemed very nice to me. However, only in the end I noticed that there is an option of having an audio assistant for $5 dollars. I was not told by the reception when I entered, otherwise I would definitely use that option.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum is well within walking distance within the centre of ulaan batar. It has a good variety of display and arranged in a way that is easy for us to understand the history of Mongolia as a whole. However the museum building from the outside looks like an abandoned building. In my opinion it needs a refurbishment to attract... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I walked to this museum from Sukhbaataar square, a good 5-min walk. There's an entrance fee but I forgot how much (sorry). It is a small museum with 2-3 floors. You'll find ancient mongolian artifacts. if you love history like me, youll enjoy seeing and tracking the rise and fall of the mongol empire. The museum staff are also very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Overall the museum was not my cup of tea but if you like old artifacts and have time to read the information, you might appreciate it. I was most impressed by the costume room. They were very impressive and displayed well. Like most places in Ulaanbaatar, the building is old and you can always find the staff hiding behind things... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very small museum. In terms of the displays, it's that is pretty far towards the old fashioned dusty-items-in-cases end of the spectrum. I'd read the Jack Weatherford book before my trip and was surprised and a little disappointed the Genghis Khan section wasn't larger. I generally like museums and will read every single sign, but as other reviewers have mentioned... More 

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