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Mammoth Museum

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Address: Kulakovskogo St., 48, Yakutsk 677000, Russia
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+7 411 236-16-47

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Excellent museum

We went with an excellent personal guide in case the information was only in Russian and paid extra for the museum guide to translate his guided tour into English. This worked... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Much more than just mammoths. Hairy rhino anyone? Also the history and migrations of other local animals e.g. horses. I enjoyed it and learnt some cool new facts.

Thank Seereen E
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went with an excellent personal guide in case the information was only in Russian and paid extra for the museum guide to translate his guided tour into English. This worked well because we could get all our extra questions answered. Included hort films on discovery, and autopsy in English.

Thank Katherine408
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The museum has a lot of interesting historical mammoth stuff, however is pretty hard to find - we took a taxi there and although we asked around had to go through 3 buildings before making it to the actual museum building. Everyone visiting the museum needs to wear shoe covers (10 RUB), and foreigners need to pay 200 roubles to... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is interesting but hard to find, badly signed and a bit dated. It is on the second floor of a building that has other museums in it. As usual foreigners are charged twice as much as locals. You also have to pay to take a camera in but it is only a small charge.

Thank TartanWanderer
Bengaluru, India
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This place has a good collection of mammoth remains and pieces of information that describe the history of this region and mammoths in the region. The scientist in the museum was extremely knowledgeable. Our tour guide translated everything from Russian to English.

Thank tj_i_2
Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

A little hard to find, a nondescript white building next to the university and up to the 4th floor. A helpful staff member offered to show us around. Most exhibits have Russian only descriptions but it is all pretty self explanatory. An interesting English produced video.

Thank Karen E
new zealand
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315 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Spent a lot of time here which well worth while and is housed within the university. The curator is extremely knowledgeable and spent a lot of time talking. You also get to see the expedition in early 2013 where a complete mammoth (with meat and blood in tact) was taken from an island in the Laptev Sea in the Russian... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

At the Mammoth Museum we were given a tour as a group and it was absolutely fascinating. 85% of all mammoth remains found in the world were found in this area. Our interpreter was very good and we were shown a little 3-D film of scientists as they made an amazing recovery of mammoth remains in a wet, dark, muddy... More 

Thank anne m
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

I had no trouble occupying an hour or more in this museum with its mammoth displays and extensive documentation of the regional and its natural history. It is quite permitted to take mammoth ivory out of Russia, but it was never clear whether it was an acceptable import into other countries: was it an endangered species, or because it is... More 

Thank rogainer
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Interesting background in natural history of the region. Ask staff to show you the frozen mammoths. Yakutsk is in an area with permafrost, so very special to visit.

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