National History Museum, Ulaanbaatar

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Examine a vast collection of Mongolian cultural, archaeological, and scientific artifacts at National History Museum. Since its establishment in 1924, many Russian and American scholars have contributed to expanding and merging the ethnographical, historical, and archaeological departments of Mongolia, systematically preserving the nation's cultural heritage. As you roam the corridors, you can observe many interesting exhibits, such as dinosaur skeletons from the Gobi desert, volcano stones and meteorites, botany and animal life samples, and traditional garments. Each showcase has labels in Mongolian and English; you can also purchase a guidebook to learn about the museum's content more thoroughly. See National History Museum and all Ulaanbaatar has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ulaanbaatar trip builder tool .
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  • Some really great exhibits, I loved the ancient rock carvings. The exhibit of the traditional clothing of Mongolia's distinct ethnic groups was fantastic. (A slight quibble...I really wanted the descr...  more »
  • Very informative, the entry price was very reasonable, lots of beautiful items, I really liked this museum in UB  more »
  • Entire Mongolian history is extremely well presented, the materials were well organized and easy to follow. The period clothings worn by the Mongolian tribes were interesting. It is well worth to spen...  more »
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  • Really interesting museum, with a good introduction to Mongolian history. Not certain a camera permit is worth the extra money (I was never asked for it). Good descriptions in English. Was a good place to shelter from the cold.
  • Very interesting place to learn about Mongolian history and the traditions and customs of its nomads. Could do with a bit of a spruce up as it looks a bit shabby in places. The audio guide needs to be updated as in a few areas you spend a while looking for the actual exhibit as it seems to skip back and forth in the room.
  • Well worth the admission fee and time spent. Professionally organized with fascinating details about Mongolia up to the present. Certainly elucidate Ghenghis Khan, the Turkic tribes, and others who contributed so much, positively or otherwise, most of the known world.
  • The National Museum of Mongolia[Mongolian:Монголын үндэсний түүхийн музей; formerly the National Museum of Mongolian History is located in Ulaanbaatar. This museum is a cultural, scientific, and educational organization, which is responsible for the collection, conservation and interpretation of the objects under its curation The first museum in Mongolia, the Mongolian National Museum (now the Mongolian Natural History Museum), was established in 1924 and became the basis for other museums, including the National Museum of Mongolian History. Russian scholars, such as Pyotr Kozlov, V. I. Lisovskii, A. D. Simukov, and the American researcher Roy Chapman Andrews contributed to the museum's early collections and exhibits.
  • Highly disappointing, very crowded it's essentially a huge long single line of people shuffling their way through. Mostly artifacts from their daily lives of the different eras, somewhat interesting 20th century events but it was such a madhouse it was hard to keep track of their various agreements with Soviey Russia and China. Also, virtually zero information on the details of Chinngis/Genghis Khan's life. Skip it unless it's empty.
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