Mongolia will open its new the Chinggis Khaan Museum to the public, unveiling a vast permanent exhibition of accurate copies of historic items related to the Mongol Empire. Opening ceremony of the museum will be held on 11 October, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. However, the museum will open to public on 12 October. The museum is free for children aged 0-16, elders and people with disabilities while entrance fee costs for MNT 30,000 for adults, MNT 15,000 for students and family for 20,000.
The museum was built on the site of the current natural history museum, located in the heart of Ulaanbaatar just to the north-west of the State Palace. The nine-story modern museum with 15 exhibition halls will cover an area of 20,500 square meters.
Over 90 percent of MNT 53 billion construction cost is to be funded from the State Budgets. Originally, the museum was planned to open in 2021, however, construction had delayed due to Covid-19 lockdown.
The museum has a total of 11,000 pieces of archeological items and antiques related to XIII century.
In April 2019, the Government of Mongolia made a decision to establish Chinggis Khaan Heritage and Cultural Institute responsible for promoting the legacy of Chinggis Khaan and his role in the history of Mongolia and the world, as well as for historical records and research of the XIII century. Following the decision, government resolution dated July 3, 2019 was made to build the Museum of Chinggis Khaan, the construction of which is currently underway on the location of the Museum of Natural History in Ulaanbaatar.
After uniting the nomadic tribes of the Mongolian plateau, Chinggis Khaan conquered huge chunks of central Asia and China. His descendants expanded the Mongol Empire even further, advancing to such far-off places as Poland, Vietnam, Syria and Korea. At their peak, the Mongols controlled between 11 and 12 million contiguous square miles, an area about the size of Africa.