Mammoth Museum

Mammoth Museum, Yakutsk: Address, Phone Number, Mammoth Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Mammoth Museum
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t0byb0by
Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland246 contributions
Interesing Museum
Jan 2020
Me and my travel mate visited this museum in the morning. The museum itself isn't very big, but is very informative. And we also met Sergei, he is the director of the museum and a very friendly and helpful guy. The museum it's a must see when you are in Yakutsk.
Written February 8, 2020
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Niclas B
5 contributions
Very interesting place and a top class guide.
Aug 2019
A great experince with a lot of new knowledge. Not very big but still most interesting.

Niclas Bergius
SWEDEN
Written September 10, 2019
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dawlee
Glasgow, UK82 contributions
Nice mammoths but make sure you get the right change!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Not much to add beyond what others have said about the Mammoth Museum, but definitely make sure you know the price for entry (now 250 roubles per person for foreigners) and get the right change if you pay with a larger note. The staff member initially forgot to give us change!
Written July 16, 2019
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Helicopterbob
Palos Verdes Estates, CA116 contributions
Scientific Study with the professor of the University
Jun 2019
Absolutely a humbling experience of the Woolley Mammoth, with the samples stored a sub zero storage to preserve the scientific value for future studies.
Written June 22, 2019
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ShiningSchnee
Hong Kong, China1,967 contributions
Informative and interesting
Aug 2018 • Friends
Life-size mammoth skeleton was the masterpiece. There were also specimens of other extinct animals from ice age. The documentary video and other panels on excavation of mammoth from permafrost was very interesting.
Written August 3, 2018
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Andrew M
7,144 contributions
Visit the only Mammoth Museum in the world
Jul 2017 • Family
We visited this museum as part of a half day city tour. The museum is located on the fourth floor of the Campus of Physical and Natural Sciences. This University is just south of Lake Sisary, and is easily reached by bus # 41 from the city center. The distance from town is just 2km. Most buses are on the route north of the lake, and it will be necessary to do a bit of walking after getting off the bus. A taxi is probably the best option if you do not have a local guide. Note that the presentation is usually in Russian only, so a translator would be a good idea. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm, and on Saturday between 11am -4 pm. It may be closed for lunch daily between 1pm-2pm. Admission fee is 200 ruble.

After climbing the steps to the fourth floor, we were given covers for our shoes. A video presentation was done of a Woolly mammoth autopsy, and then the lecturer discussed the various exhibits for about half an hour. We were able to hold bones and teeth of various species of dinosaurs. There were model exhibits of different types of ancient animals on display including mammoth, horse, dog, rhino, bison and tigers.The mammoth which was done from horse tails was the best exhibit. Photos are allowed as part of the admission fee, and we took quite a few. We were told that if you ask, the staff would show you frozen mammoths that are stored in the University labs, but were short on time and missed this opportunity.

The museum is on the compound of the North-Eastern Federal University. After the visit to the museum, we strolled the museum grounds and viewed a World War 2 Obelisk dedicated to the members of the University body that had participated in the war. To the south west of Lake Sisary, a 15 minute walk in a westerly direction from the museum, is a popular local statue of a Yakut mother holding a baby, with a Soviet star at the base of the statue.The statue is located in a park at the intersection of Lermontova and Sergelyakhskoye Streets.

This is a beautiful area of the city, and I would advise a stroll or drive in the surrounding area after visiting the Mammoth Museum.
Written November 16, 2017
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TinaQ
Moscow, Russia1,906 contributions
Really informative
Oct 2016 • Friends
Great museum with lovely exhibits and loads of information on findings of frozen mammoth carcases in Sakha republic. The museum is a bit hard to find, but if you have the address, you'll be fine.The opening hours were kinda wonky too, but we made it and enjoyed our visit.
Written September 27, 2017
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Kristine B
Kingston, Jamaica895 contributions
Wow, So Interesting!
Aug 2017 • Business
A colleague who speaks English took me to this museum. I'm not sure if the usual guide (who's an archaeologist!) speaks English very well so I can't give an opinion on that. But he was extremely informative and knowledgeable. The museum is small but very well curated. We spent about an hour there and were able to ask as many questions as we wanted to of the archaeologist/guide. He answered every one of them patiently. There's lots of information about mammoth digs and where they're found and so on. There's also quite a bit of information about other animals that lived at the time of mammoths. Definitely worth a visit!
Written September 4, 2017
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Chris J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates58 contributions
Must do in Yakutsk
Feb 2017 • Friends
The first day we tried to visit, the museum was closed (Mondays = closed) On our next attempt they were open. It looked like a good exhibit and was well laid out and clean. What made the trip for us was the staff. Dr Alex has hosting a local group when we arrived and seemed to pay little attention to us. Once they had left he came to us and discovered we were English speakers whereupon he changed the audio visual to English. That was good. What followed, however, was really great. He took us on an extremely informative tour of the exhibits, allowed us to photograph and hold some (imagine a 4 kilogram tooth!). He shared over an hour with us and even insisted that we accepted a gift from the museum on our departure. Amazing. We have never had an experience like that in any museum. Thanks very much! Recommended!
Written August 21, 2017
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Labarbano
torino32 contributions
Mammoth kingdom
Jul 2017 • Business
it looks very interesting, but if you do not speak russian be ready to find few information for you.
Written July 23, 2017
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