The National Museum of Mongolian History was founded in 1991. It provides an excellent overview of history and culture of Mongols from ages as early as the Stone Age and up to the modern days.
Among 15 thousand exhibits of the museum are carpet and silk items of the Hun period and leather boots of a Mongolian soldier of that time.
Its’ must see for all first-time visitors to learn about the great 2000-year-old tradition of Mongolian statehood. Visiting this museum before traveling anywhere in Mongolia will give you a good knowledge of the country's tradition and nomad lifestyle that you can see in real life later.
It has 11 halls including the Ancient history, Ancient States, Traditional clothes and jewelry, Mongol Empire, Culture, Traditional lifestyle, 16-20th century Mongolia, Mongolia under Bogd Khaan, Socialist Mongolia, Democratic Mongolia and a temporary exhibition hall.