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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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This is a great place packed with knowledge. There is information from "a" to "z", anything you could possibly want to know about Mongolia, its culture, history, heritage. It is very well organized...
This is a great place packed with knowledge. There is information from "a" to "z", anything you could possibly want to know about Mongolia, its culture, history, heritage. It is very well organized... more »
Interesting history , and wonderful costumes to see, from all over the country, also some prehistoric facts
Interesting history , and wonderful costumes to see, from all over the country, also some prehistoric facts more »
Even if this museum looks old,it is still interesting to visit this place before a trip in Mongolia to have information regarding history, religion and habits in the country. The comments were really.... more
Even if this museum looks old,it is still interesting to visit this place before a trip in Mongolia to have information regarding history, religion and habits in the country. The comments were really.... more »
A very nice museum with a lot to see. Total time took about 2 and a half hours. It was 10,000 tughriks for an adult ticket, plus another 10k to be able to take photography. I'm not sure taking photos was necessary, but it's not that much money. Several of the exhibits when I was there did have the "no photo" sign on them. That said, the museum itself is an absolute must visit if you are in Ulaanbaatar.
A 5mins walk from the Sukhbaatar Square, the National Museum may not be as iconic to identify from the road. Nevertheless, it has shown some exhibits classified according to its history in time, costume… and later part of exhibit with a more “digitalized” presentation to shed light into Mongolia’s roots and progression. However, I think more effort can be placed into organising the descriptions, the flow of exhibition… etc. I believe there’s so much space and more that the managing bodies or higher institutions can step in to preserve/ curate the precious history, artefacts and stories of Mongolia!
It was amazing! U’ll watch whole 3-8 floors museum. U can pay by mobile. Everything was great.
Pretty disappointing all things considered. We had some time to kill in UB and wanted to see some fossils. Mongolia has a huge rich history in terms of dinosaurs and fossils so was expecting a pretty decent showing. They had 3 or 4 really cool fossils and a full skeleton of one of the distant relatives of the T-rex which was nice, but as for the rest of it, it's pretty poor. I mean in the main hall, it seems like there's more meteorites than fossils. Make sure you go on the first floor to see the big skeleton. We almost bailed after two minutes and would have missed it otherwise. There's some taxidermy there which is a little odd, and a cabinet full of dead birds which frankly, is just weird. I'm a seasoned traveller, so wasn't expecting the Natural History Museum or the Met etc, but felt this could have been done a lot better. Some of the signs (not all) are in English, but you need to cross the rope to actually read them. So if you're not in the mood to grapple with security, take a pair of binoculars.
If you are interested in the history of Mongolia. This is a must to visit place. A lot of historic things kept here .. a 3 story building with old cloths, stone and how the life was lived on those days. Also there is a history timeline of great leader Gengeis Khan.
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