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Fossils, bug collections and more

Easily the best of the small collection of museums you get on the single ticket, the upstairs room... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Melbourne, Australia
You don't see this everyday

We didn't go in the museum proper but I saw the whale skeleton when I was driving by and made a... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

I learn a lot of biodiversity, paleontology, history of bull killing square (which i don't like), and a lot fo surprises. Btw, it's very cheap, 3 usd ?

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Displays showing history and nature of Uruguay. It is probably the best museum in the old city. There are two floors of exhibits.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

For me, it's the best museum in Colonia's historical site. It's a mix of history and science museum. You can find ancient objects and pre-historical creatures bones. Very interesting. You buy the ticket and can visit other 6 museums.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Easily the best of the small collection of museums you get on the single ticket, the upstairs room with the fossilised giant sloth and its friends is well worth a visit. The rooms with bugs, birds, butterflies and a few stuffed animals are also fascinating...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank adnilelag
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This little museum will raise a smile even if you don't venture inside. The outside gardens house some recreations of some prehistoric beasts and a giant skeleton, all of which make a good photo op of some silly nonsense.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

We didn't go in the museum proper but I saw the whale skeleton when I was driving by and made a special point to stop and get out of the golf cart. I've probably seen a whale skeleton before but there was something about the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Here the entrance fee is 50 Uruguay pesos and you have access to seven museums. It is small but a good place to start I order to understand the complicated history of Colonia.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

I was running the treadmill of all the small museums in Colonia, and just walked in here with no expectations whatsoever. What I found was a beautiful old building inside, filled with just mad things. One room on the history of Colonia, another on bull-fighting,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank roos1ter
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We visited this museum as it looked interesting, but actually found it pretty dull. The downstairs rooms were all just collections of objects with very little information provided. Upstairs the focus was on natural history, but again with not much accompanying info. It was cool...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Thelastdodo2
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Colonia’s municipal museum is the oldest in the town. It showcases historical items from different periods of Colonia's history including a palaeontology section. The building dates back to 1795.

Date of experience: June 2015
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