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International Intellectual Museum

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Lots of fun for young and old

Really interesting and informative tour of this museum. The founder is a puzzle junky and has... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Saved for a rainy day, not easy to find. A quite unique place

We eventually found the museum; it was tucked away in a side street near what looked like a... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Peace Avenue 10 | Bayanzurkh district,13 neighborhood-2, Ulaanbaatar 210648, Mongolia
(976-1) 461470
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Really interesting and informative tour of this museum. The founder is a puzzle junky and has thousands of them. Excellent tour in english.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jetblast25
Reviewed 26 October 2018

There were three or four floors of very interesting things to see, but visitors must go with a guide who insists on attention, thus limiting the time to spend looking at/interacting with the displays, even those visitors are permitted to touch. I would have liked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Funny Collection of puzzles and games of Patience - weird collection of chess sets. Lack of Oxygen in the rooms on four Floors made us very tired.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard T
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We eventually found the museum; it was tucked away in a side street near what looked like a burned-out building, hardly a prime location It was 8000 Tugrigs entry and we had to leave our bags in a locker and put on shoe covers. We...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Genuinely curious as to those writing the trip advisor reviews! Myself and some friends went here based off these reviews and a guidebook recommendation and we all found it a disappointing experience (although amusing in its own way). First of all, the location is far...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Tucked away in a residential district beyond the east side of the central business district lies this quirky museum dedicated to puzzles, tricks and giant chess sets. It's surprisingly popular and you are guided around in clean room over shoes (not sure why) by knowledeable...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Ulaanbaatar traffic is bad, so we walked over for 20 minutes from where we were staying. Besides moving faster than the cars, you also get to see more of Ulaanbaatar. The musueum itself is a four story building, and we had an English speaking guide...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lulu L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Pros: Unique, quirky, with a comprehensive tour around the museum by a guide, which included opportunities to have a go at some puzzles. Opportunities to buy puzzles in the shop, of course, too! Cons: Somewhat out of town and potentially tricky to find. We ran...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank nigellakamp
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I very proud by this museum because I sure, you can see similar museum only in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. I love human, who help someone to live like a human.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank BegzsurenJ
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had such fun here! After struggling to find it, we entered and paid a small fee. We were then led through a series of rooms spanning four floors full of puzzles and games. We were given a tour by a lovely lady who let...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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