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Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion)

Address: Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600 , Cuba
Phone Number: 53 7 624091
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Ranked #47 of 108 Attractions in Havana
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The museum presents the story of the 1959 Cuban Revolution and includes vivid exhibits like...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The museum presents the story of the 1959 Cuban Revolution and includes vivid exhibits like blood-stained and bullet-riddled uniforms.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The entrance is 8 CUC, a very high price compared to any other museum in Cuba. Anyway it is supposed to be one of the main museums in Havana and you pay them expecting it to be really good. This is what really disappointed me. Because the museum is really poor, many objects from the revolution sodiers but everything is... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was a complete waste of money. The receptionist was a rude and indifferent as your could possibly imagine. The museum was simply a walk through 20 or so rooms showing photographic propaganda. The only room of any significance was the Great Hall which was closed to tourists. Not one member of staff had a word of English. The entrance... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Outside the museum is the tank that Castro used in the Bay of Pigs conflict then there is a few steps up to the main museum. We entered the grand hall where we saw the bullet holes left in the wall where there had been an attempt to assassinate the president. On the third floor, without a lift the exhibition... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In this museum, incredible details give faces and texture to the Revolution. Personal items of participants, photographs, handwritten correspondence and details of the revolutionary life all contribute to a better understanding of this part of Cuban history. Some signage was in English!

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Housed within what was once the magnificence of the presidential palace there is the artifacts of the revolution. Old glass fronted cases display various items and explanations. This is not the 3D interactive style museum of the 21st century but a step back in time to a time in Cuban history. Most enjoyable and educational to enable understanding of the... More 

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S. Walpole
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is not a classic historical museum, but it is worth an investment of your time. Best enjoyed with a guide and at least some minimal preparation. It is easy to think this is for tourists and be disappointed at its lack of professional learning tools. It is not for the tourists it is for the Cubans as an historical... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was very moving to learn about the revolution and see the memorials. First experience to see the Cuban flag proudly hanging in the courtyard. We saw the boat that brought Fidel and 82 others to Cuba in 1959. Also, saw the fire truck that brought the students in to the compound. Very educational.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you expect a well explained history of the revolution, and the historical way up to it, then you will at least need to have a basic education in cuban history. There is not historical framework provided, and the things you can see, are objects of the revolutionists, photographs, letters and documents. more or less well explained, anyway only in... More 

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St neots
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I really wanted to have a look around this museum, and while the exhibits are a little tiered in the way they are displayed the building itself is nice, It would be nice if there was full translations into english availible(in booklet form) however I managed to understand the general sequence of events...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited with our 3 year old daughter. The building housing the museum is impressive but expect the displays to be a little dusty. There is limited English translation and this is an undoubtedly biased account of the revolution. However many of the blood stained mementos speak for themselves. The outside area was more to my daughter's taste with bullets... More 

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