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Ethnographic and Folklore Museum

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Address: 74 Espana Street, Sucre, Bolivia
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Gorgeous masks

Beautifully displayed masks which were stunning. Other rooms and building interesting and attractive too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
Bolton508d
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South West England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Beautifully displayed masks which were stunning. Other rooms and building interesting and attractive too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Go for the masks, the rest of the exhibits were temporary and I found uninteresting. However, the masks and the stories behind them are amazing. So elaborate, and fascinating to imagine in use. The entry cost 10 BOB, as I recall.

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Black Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A great display of a variety of masks downstairs. Upstairs gold and silver items and women's ornaments and some clothing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This museum is free. It has a fantastic collection of masks from around the country. Unfortunately you arn`t allowed to take photos

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This mask museum is not even 1 block away from the main plaza. It has a TON of masks on display and lots of informative signs to explain them. Each region has it's own traditions and styles of masks.

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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I really enjoyed this exhibition. The masks were very well displayed and if you can read Spanish then the information on the different types of masks, the regions and their meanings will be very intetesting. The museum has several different exibitions and a lot of history on the region and country.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This museum has a good collection of lcostume and headgear worn by local tribes during their various ceremonies. Entry is free, they are more concerned that you don't take photos, and it will only take you 20 minutes or longer if you want. Unfortunately there's no English translation. The museum is just a block away from plaza 25 de Mayo.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This museum is well worth your time. A great collection of Masks, clothes and local items. If you only go to one museum this is the one to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The MUSEF is tiny but packed with fascinating things. The four rooms of traditional masks are very interesting and the accompanying plaques are informative, if brief and only in Spanish (get google translate for the instant text translation feature). As the rooms progress the masks get more and more intricate and beautiful. Having been to the museum, I then saw... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

When I visited this free museum, it had two exhibits. One was a fantastic exhibit of masks worn at fiestas around Bolivia, including many of the devil (and one of his wife). I later saw similar masks on a video at the extraordinary Museum of Indigenous Art. The other exhibit was an unfortunately uninspiring set of woodcut prints protesting violence... More 

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