Ulaanbaatar museums, National Museum of Mongolian History, Museum of Natural History, Choijin Lama Museum, Bogd Khaan Winter Palace Museum, Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art, Natsagdorj Museum, Victims of Political Persecution Memorial Museum, Ulaanbaatar City Museum, Railway Museum, Mongolian Military Museum, Theatre Museum, International intellectual museum, Museum of geology
THE REGIONS OF MONGOLIA
SIGHTS OF INTEREST IN ULAANBAATAR
MUSEUMS IN ULAANBAATAR.
In Mongolia there are some 40 museums, including those in the provinces. After the early 1990s, many museums have been renamed and many new items added to their exhibits. The major
museums of Mongolia include the State Central Museum, Museum of National History and National Gallery.
The National Museum of Mongolian History
- Exhibits of the
museum show the history and culture of Mongols from ages as early as the Stone
Age and up to the modern days.
- The Museum of Natural History
- historical and ethnological exhibits. Opposite of the National Museum of Mongolian history.
- The Choijin Lama Museum - Formerly a monastery and temple complex, includes a collection of masks used for the ceremonial Tsam dancing.
- The Bogd Khaan Winter Palace Museum - Built between 1893 and 1903. It was the residence and monastery of MongoliaТs last Bogd Khaan (religious and governmental leader), Javzan Damba Hutgat VIII. Bogd Khaan lived in this palace for 20 years and when
he died (in 1924) the communist government prohibited any ongoing reincarnations. Contains religious and cultural items from the 17th century to the beginning of 20th century.
- The Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art
- exhibits a great collection of paintings and sculptures, among which are some rare religious
as tangkas and Buddhist statues. Modern paintings and other art for sale.
- Museum of Mongolian costumes.
The aim of the museum is twofold: to publicize traditional costumes to tourist
and foreigners and to educate young Mongolian about traditional clothes in the
hope that more young people will wear the garments. New
information's and new pictures!!! (2008)
- National modern art gallery. Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery (MNMAG)
was separated from the Fine Arts Museum of Mongolia in 1989, and it launched
its independent operation to make the public familiar with Mongolian modern
fine/visual art works.
- The Natsagdorj Museum celebrates Mongolia's most famous poet and playwright, Dashdojiin Natsagdorj, who was an ardent nationalist. The museum is said to be built on the exact site where
Natsagdorj lived. It's between the Monastery - Museum of Choijin Lama and the northern entrance of Nairamdal Park, but was closed at the time of research for
- The Victims of Political Persecution Memorial Museum. This new museum consists of a series of haunting displays chronicling the bloody communist purges of the 1930s - an aggressive campaign to eliminate ecounter -
revolutionaries. During the campaign, intellectuals were arrested and put on trial, sent to Siberian labour camps or shot. Mongolia lost top writers, scientists and thinkers.
- The Ulaanbaatar City Museum is the green Russian-style building next to the Wrestling Palace. It has a few interesting black-and-white photos of early
Ulaanbaatar and an
old map of the original ger settlement, though not much else. It's open from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
- If killing innocent animals is your thing, visit the Hunting Museum, on the street leading to Gandan
- The Railway Museum, near the International Railway Ticketing Office, may satisfy train buffs. Other train-spotting options include the old engines parked in front of the
Jiguur Grand Hotel.
- The Mongolian Military Museum is at the eastern end of Peace Avenue - you'll need to take a taxi to find it.
- The Theatre Museum was founded in 1991 on International Day of Theatre. It is one of the vocational museums that show the development of theatre in Mongolia. Photographs and biographies of those who stood
at the inception of theatre in Mongolia, historic documents, books and scripts are displayed for visitors.
The Theatre Museum is worth-while if you're interested in the dramatic arts - the collection of puppets is wonderful. The museum is on the 3rd floor of the Palace of Culture
(it's entrance is on the northern side of building); open daily except Monday and Tuesday.
- International intellectual museum
The museumТs collection includes many Mongolian puzzle toys and world famous, rare and precious exhibits. The museum is a manufacturer of Mongolian puzzle toys, logic games, hand crafted products and souvenirs and it exports most of its products abroad. The museum has exhibited over 80 international exhibitions and fairs in 50 countries.
Time table: From Monday-Saturday 10.00 am-18.00pm .
Address: Ulaanbaatar, Bayanzurkh district, in front of East Center, Mongolia.
- Museum of geology. (Mongolian University of Science and Technology)
The museum was established in 1969.More than 4000 mineral deposits and occurrences comprising different minerals have been discovered all over the country and on display totals 3000 in all. The museum has geological structure of Mongolia and history of Mongolian mean manufacture.
The museum implementing joint projects of mineral resources, undertakes educational multifaceted activities including joint workshops training of geology-mineralogy and advertising.
Time table: 10.00am-18.00pm
Address: Ulaanbaatar, Sukhebaatar district, Baga toiruu-42, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
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