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National History Museum
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

This museum has a focus on the progression of the early civilization here from tools, clothing, and culminates to more recent times but not 21s century.

Displays of Mongolian civilization are found here from tools, clothing, jewelry, and some history of the ruling society of the Mongols. It travels through time up to the interaction with the Russians and then stops.

The museum is in English, Mongolian, and Russian. There are displays on the exterior of the building too. To use your camera you need to buy a photo pass.

I estimate about 1-2 hours to tackle this museum. There is a gift shop by the entrance and some coffee and eateries across the street. The museum is off the corner to the main square.

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Everyone who comes to UB must visit here. Several hours are needed and well worth it. The displays are well presented and the history here is something most westerners will not know much about. Which makes it all the more interesting to read and see about.

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you have a day or two in UB, make it a point to visit this museum. It is worth the visit. The museum was recently renovated. The 'No to Death Penalty" sculpture near the entrance definitely makes a statement. The museum is spread over 3 floors and charts Mongolia's history from stone age to 2014. As compared to most museums, it does not have a lot of artifacts, but it explains the journey of the Mongols from the great Ghengis / Chinggis Khan to Soviet rule to the current Democratic rule. It does not make you museum weary! Most of the explanations are in English. Photography is not allowed unless you purchase a special photography pass. This museum will make you appreciate the Mongolian history, culture, traditions and their progress over the years.

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

The National History Museum of Mongolia is very close to the impressive Government Palace. This multi storied museum is considered one of the leading museums in Mongolia, specializing in Mongolian culture and heritage. The ethnographic collection has significant displays of the traditional dress of various Mongolian ethnic groups.

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Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a great way to learn more about the history of Mongolia. I had done some research prior to my travels, but this brought it to life. You do have to pay extra if you want to take pictures (10,000 MNT, about US$5 which is equivalent to the entry fee).

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