National Museum of Mongolia
Behind the Chinggis Khaan Statue stands Parliament House, which is commonly known as Government House. An inner courtyard of the...
Mongolian Statehood History Museum
Located inside the Government House, this free museum showcases Mongolia's diplomatic relations stretching back to the time of the great...
Chinggis Khaan Statue
The enormous marble construction at the north end of UB's main square was completed in 2006 in time for the 800th anniversary of...
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National Museum of Mongolia information
Mongolia’s National Museum sweeps visitors from the Neolithic era right to the present day.
The 1st floor has some interesting exhibits on Stone Age sites in Mongolia, as well as petroglyphs, deer stones (stone sculptures of reindeer and other animals) and burial sites from the Hun and Uighur eras. Look for the remarkable gold treasure (including a golden tiara), found in 2001 by archaeologists digging near the Kul-Teginii Monument in Övörkhangai.
The 2nd floor houses an outstanding collection of costumes, hats and jewellery, representing most of Mongolia’s ethnic groups. Take a gander at some of the elaborate silverwork of the Dariganga minority or the outrageous headgear worn by Khalkh Mongols. Some of the outfits contain 20–25kg of silver ornamentation!
The 3rd floor is a must-see for fans of the Mongol horde. The collection includes real examples of 12th-century Mongol armour, and correspondence between Pope Innocent IV and Guyuk Khaan. Written in Latin and Persian and dated 13 November 1246, it bears the seal of the khaan. There is also a display of traditional Mongolian culture with, among other things, a furnished ger, traditional herding and domestic implements, saddles and musical instruments. In the 20th-century-history section, look out for D Sükhbaatar’s famous hollow horsewhip, inside which he hid a secret letter written in 1920 by the Bogd Khan enlisting the aid of the Russian Red Army.
The final hall contains a self-congratulatory display of Mongolia’s recent history and the 1990 democratic revolution, with no mention of the breadlines of the early 1990s or other hardships of the transition from communism to democracy.