National History Museum

National History Museum, Ulaanbaatar: Hours, Address, National History Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

National History Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Lilka V
2 contributions
Sep. 2021
The museum has quite a few well-organized exhibitions - from ancient times until present day, including the Soviet decades and the transition to Democracie at the end of the 20th Century. For a very low price of entrance fee, you get to spend a few hours to see all the halls. There are also temporary exhibitions, as well as a nice small book shop at the entrance, if you are interested in history or archeology litterature. It is inspiring to see how Mongolians cherish and appreciate their past and where they have come from. There were many Original and copy exponats, maps on the walls, an entire hall of traditional clothing of the ethnicities of the different regions of the Country, and even video projection from the 70s or 80s time of how Ulaanbaatar looked like.
Written 24 October 2021
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Alti
Mongolia1 contribution
Sep. 2019
One of the best places you must visit. The findings are fantastic. All the information is in both English and Mongolian; a handy translator device was available to use.
Written 29 August 2020
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chaletaria
London, United Kingdom514 contributions
Sep. 2019
The Zanabazar museum proved more interesting. This museum is fine, but one whole floor is devoted to very recent history. If you want to take photos you have to pay twice- ensure you have the photo ticket because the guards will check (repeatedly). The most interesting galleries on ancient history are shut.
Written 25 May 2020
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
Jul. 2019
not so big but ticket price reasonable also easy reached. history & products also full & interesting. staff nice & ok communication. good for visit
Written 15 February 2020
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dc330
Seoul, South Korea58 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Just a walking distance from the sukhbaatar square, be careful not to confused with parlement building across the street.
While i went there no audio guide available and had to pay another 10.000 (4usd) for taking photos, which i dont mind.
Some exhibition doesnt have any english translation (the first two galleries, if im not mistaken) but the rest just are just fine.
Collections are from pre historic age down to modern age, that include variety of traditional clothing on the second floor. All galleries sequenced in timely manner.

The only thing that annoy me was because of some section is being renovated, so we have to around and end up going backward in theme.

Staff are nice and speak basic english, it also has a small souvenir kiosk by the main entrance.

Total time i spent was around 2 hours
Written 25 January 2020
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Traveler
3 contributions
Sep. 2019
Worth Visiting, there is a lot to see with a good guide. Mongolia has a rich history. Do not miss the museums,
Written 16 January 2020
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Noelle S
London, UK247 contributions
Jul. 2019
There's a LOT to see and learn here. We were only able to do a whirlwind tour before our train to Irkutsk arrived but we speedily took notes and digested what we could with our kind guide.

It covers the regions that Ghengis Khan and his family ruled, the different tribes of Mongolia, clothing, weapons and other super interesting artefacts, etc. There's some truly beautiful items in this museum and we definitely could have stayed longer than the hour we were there.

I would definitely try and see it if you have the time and read through it. I think that you can get a good gist of the history of Mongolia there.

You have to pay to take photos of the exhibit, so I would either pay or be prepared to take a lot of written notes.

The staff are super helpful and assisted us with printing a few things for our trip as well!
Written 15 December 2019
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vlossak
9 contributions
Jul. 2019
Very wide ranging exhibits. Good location in the centre of the city. Had to cut our visit short due to lack of air conditioning.
Written 9 December 2019
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Claidhaim
42 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
While traveling through Mongolia, we were learning bits and pieces of its history, through the regions own tales, but this museum brings everything together in an interesting way.

The displays of artifacts and maps are beautiful and very interesting. All I knew of Mongolia prior to the trip was ghengis khan and kublai, not much more. This filled in those blanks for me and added depth to everything we were seeing and experiencing.
Written 29 November 2019
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hartmaria
London, UK8 contributions
Dec. 2018
At National History Museum it was lots on display and it is divided in different areas e.g Gallery area where we saw very impressive old tradition clothes made of silk with unique and beautiful designs and very colourful, Mongolian style and culture, reign fashion, there also lots of impressive information about Genghis Khan his grandson Kublai Khan, horse culture and based on hunting and animals farm etc in archeology area has on display different tools used in the war or daily basic used, jewellers etc. All those information has been translated in English so we could easily understand the display. I am not too sure if the museum has access for wheelchair users because right at the entrance of the museum are lots of stairs to climb. The museum was very informative and it worth paying a visit, there you can spend between 2-3 hours.
Written 26 November 2019
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