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The museum has among its exhibitions, a collection of textiles, hats and pottery from the different regions of Bolivia. The higlights are for sure the masks display and the feather art collection. Finally, you can see a basketry, coins and metals...more
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Opening hours for Sunday are supposed to be 9am - 12.30pm. As stated on the website and even on the signs outside the building.
We turned up just after 11am and found the whole place closed up and no answer from banging on the door....More
Sergio A, Atencion al cliente at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018
Dear Zee337. We are deeply sorry. The reason the museum was not open last sunday is because on saturday we had the Long Night of Museums, that lasted until after midnight . We put a sign outside the door to inform people we wouldn't open...More
This museum had a lot of interesting info on people culture and history. Even though info was in Spanish only we still found images artifacts and layout was never boring. Videos along the way of the people working in various crafts was also short and...More
The very large display of masks used in ceremonies was very impressive, as was the display of various hats, from old ones to modern ones. We only had an hour to visit. I think you could profitably spend 2 hours there at least.
The museum is located in the old city center (Casco Viejo) and it offers a glimpse into the rich culture and traditions of Bolivia. It includes sections dedicated to textile production, weaving, pottery, costumes, weapons, mining, coins, wildlife/Amazon and ceremonial masks. The highlight of my...More
We have lived in Bolivia for several years now and enjoy going into the museums when we travel. This museum is by far our favorite. It is very well done. The displays are beautiful and well lit. The only downside would be for travelers who...More
Agree with those reviewers indicating this as a must-see. Expertly curated! There is not an over-abundance of artefacts, just quality ones well-presented. In the textile section, pieces are sandwiched between sheets of plexiglass so both sides can be viewed. The masks are in a dark...More
Another museum located in central La Paz, this one should be high on everyone's list. The museum features the unique culture and traditions of Bolivia in addition to its wildlife. There is a huge gallery on Bolivian textiles including a big collection of beanies which...More