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National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore

Ingavi 916 | Cor. Jenaro Sanjines, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2408640
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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 exhibitions.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 12:30, 15:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ingavi 916 | Cor. Jenaro Sanjines, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2408640
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum when we had some time left in La Paz. You pay 20 Bolivianos as entrance fee, and if you would like to take pictures, you have to pay 20 Bs more. It was fun and interesting to look at all the...More

Thank AnnHr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, when I visited it with my girlfriend 💑, We liked very much, because It has a lot of for seeing 👀, Bolivia has much culture for discovering 😌, I recomend to the tourist (that) visited... 😎

Thank Omar c
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I've done a few other similar museums already but this was still quite interesting. Well laid out in 7 different rooms, you could spend an hour here. There is no information given in English however

Thank mcladley
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This museum was much better than lots of other museums in South America. 20B entry and its recently been done up. There were lots of videos demonstrating how the spinning, weaving, basket makig etc. is actually carried out which helped with understadnig a lot. The...More

Thank app4k01ubstm4fag2017
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

It is small there are six rooms. Each exhibit has artifacts from around Bolivia and Peru and it's interesting to see the differences between them. You will see hats, feathers, baskets, pots and by far my favorite is the room with all the masks.

Thank Claire_porteous1989
Reviewed 24 August 2017

is one of my favorites museums in La PAz. is small. but really nice building and a great collection. is 20 bolivianos to go in, and I recomend you pay another extra 20 bolivianos to take pictures (without flash).

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

I had to wait around for the museum to reopen at 1600, though I am glad that I did - the displays and exhibits within are captivating examples of Bolivia's ethnic diversity. First off is the display of B&W photographs taken exclusively by Damian Zepita...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The museum was OK but as a I don't speak Spanish I couldn't engage with the the written content. Would have been great if the signs were available in English or mobile app in other languages available. You need to buy a pass to take...More

Thank Miranda V
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is a small yet very interesting collection of traditional crafts. Highly recommend a visit. It's conveniently open until 7pm.

Thank mountainoverbeach
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

The best curated and most modern museum we have been to in South America. It would be great to have even a brochure in English but it doesn't really matter, we still enjoyed the videos and displays. 20Bs for foreigners to enter. Recommended!

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Christina S
24 November 2016|
Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
This may be too late, but this is what I have. I hope you get a chance to visit MUSEF. Hours: Mon to Fri 9am - 12:30pm & 3pm - 7pm; Sat 9am - 4:30pm; Sun 9am - 12:30pm