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National Museum Quito - CLOSED

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And - it is a Wonderful place. Best museum in Ecuador, I thought. Lots of ethnological exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
National Museum Quito OPEN

This was open at least as of mid June 2018, so disregard those earlier reviews. It's free, it's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This unique museum combines the science of archaeology, cultural diversity and high technology through innovate slide shows and permanent exhibits including gold artifacts, colonial paintings and sculptures.
Patria btwn Avenida 6 de Diciembre y 12 de Octubre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-381-4550
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And - it is a Wonderful place. Best museum in Ecuador, I thought. Lots of ethnological exhibits. I am not a huge "museum fan," but this one is definitely worth your time.

Thank WyoCynthia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was open at least as of mid June 2018, so disregard those earlier reviews. It's free, it's very accommodating, and it's marvelous!! I had thought beforehand that this was maybe a 1.5 hour visit. Wrong! We ended up staying most of the day, in...More

Thank coyote611
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Official Quito travel guide app lists this but it's closed and no information available at the premises. Such a disappointment! Went round and round the building in search of an open door without any luck.

3  Thank Hannu M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The museum is still closed and it was difficult to obtain further information. You have to walk around this place (casa de la cultura - where you can still find other museums like with some paintings of modern art, music instruments and the ethnographic section)...More

1  Thank Pelzkugels
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Closed and no information there about when it will open. Strange as you can walk round for ages trying to find your way in and then when you finally do, it's closed!

1  Thank Christina D
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Unfortunately the National Museum is still closed and no one I talked to (Front desk, concierge, cab drive, city tour guide) knew when it would be open.

2  Thank Fairgraders
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Most people agree that the National Museum of the Central Bank has the largest and most interesting collection of archaeological and historical items in Ecuador, but it has been closed for 'renovation' for at least a year. [Privately, a loca person confided that it was...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This museum gives a thorough history od Ecuador. A must see for all those History Buffs. Many displays and an English tour is available.

1  Thank Dixie S
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went with his family (locals) to the museum. When we got there we were told that it would remain closed until Jan 15. The reason my family was told, is that there was corruption within the administration where items began to...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Funny old thing TA. I tried to provide some useful information, but apparently as the museum was closed I could not write a review to provide this information. Anyway, I'm going to try again to provide an 'authentic review' that fulfils all the review criteria...More

3  Thank Fergka
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