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Address: Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600 , Cuba
Phone Number: 53 7 624091
Description: The museum presents the story of the 1959 Cuban Revolution and includes...
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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Interesting but needs modernisation

Very interesting exhibit telling the story of the Revolution. Obviously don't expect an impartial account and the English translations, where provided, are hard to read. One... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Given Cuba's pride in its revolution, we expected an expertly-curated exhibition in a beautiful building. Instead, it comes across as a high-school student project, with fading photos in simple glass cases, accompanied by even more faded (all Spanish) text on typewritten pages. Where the National Museum of Fine Arts has a standard (if small) shop with books and reproductions of... More 

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Camberley, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Very interesting exhibit telling the story of the Revolution. Obviously don't expect an impartial account and the English translations, where provided, are hard to read. One room offers an improved experience, and is used as an example of how the Museum is to be reshaped. No Ait con either, it was stifling the day we visited. Good experience, but could... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have visited museums all over the world, and I was quite disappointed in this one. It's exhibits are mostly photographic--big long display cases on the walls with photos and text, with some smaller items displayed below, like articles of uniform or personal articles from the various commanders of the revolution. Quite boring, to be honest, and I'm sure it's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If you are not interested in reading a lot from posters and pictures on the wall (you might as well read the information on the Internet), stay out of this museum. It looks great from the outside, but the inside is poorly maintained and the exhibition looks old. An element of interactivity in the exhibition would make a different. I.e... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very nice museum, Incredible architecture. Cheap entry fee - think it was about 5 cuc. Nice little cafe to get some drinks and ice cream downstairs.

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UK MIDLANDS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Obviously not an unbiased story being told. But nevertheless well worth while to cover all floors of the exhibition. Some exhibits now a bit tatty but shirts and trousers with bullet holes and blood stains etc clearly have a deep symbolic meaning in Cuba. Nearby exhibit also has van with holes and parts of shot-down USA spy plane - would... More 

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Hampton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

And I am a Cuban history buff. Many have mentioned that it is expensive at 8 CUC but most any museum in the US will run you more. And it is a multi faceted museum. The materials on the revolution is about what you might expect with displays, photographs, newspaper articles in the building and a great display of equipment... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was such an interesting museum! The exhibits cover mainly the 1950 revolution and the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is very interesting for foreigners to see the Cuban perspective on such conflict. While we were visiting, Cuban school groups were present and being taught about the revolution! Truly interesting! Some info of the Independence from Spain as well. Plan at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I spent three hours here and it was not enough. Lots of stuff about the Revolution and the Bay of Pigs and provides great insight from the Cuban perspective not just what is told in USA history books.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is an absolute must when visiting Havana. This museum is fantastic. It tell the whole history of what Cuba was like before the revolution and exactly what happened and how it happened. You can see the newpapers headlines, the pictures, the battle arms, the uniforms, personal letter etc... It's a fantastic learning experience and I think that a Cuban... More 

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Address: Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600, Cuba
Phone Number: 53 7 624091
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

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