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National Museum Quito

Patria btwn Avenida 6 de Diciembre y 12 de Octubre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-381-4550
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Patria btwn Avenida 6 de Diciembre y 12 de Octubre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+593 2-381-4550
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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.

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

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.

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

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

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Closed as of August 2016. We were told by a local street vendor outside of the Casa de la Cultural complex that it was not scheduled to reopen until October.

Reviewed 2 April 2016

Travelers if you were thinking about visiting this museum, its closed for the moment. It has a great collection, but its uncertain when will it be open once again

Reviewed 17 March 2016

Great presentation of Equador's history including live performances. This is an excellent place to get an overall view of where the county's been historically.

Reviewed 14 February 2016

I got off the bus at the Casa de la Culture station. The Museo Nacional seemed to be closed, surrounded by a collection of discarded rubbish, bums and down-and-outs. The ticket office was closed and no sign of activity. So I went in the neighbouring...More

Reviewed 12 February 2016

We visited the museum 12 February and it looks like the museum is still going through renovation. It is free and you can walk around and there are several exhibits on display including a large section on how they restore old paintings (although nothing is...More

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erin f
19 July 2016
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