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Museo del Ambar

Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
52 (967) 67 89716
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Owner description: This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wonderful introduction to amber and its history, with a small but enjoyable showcase of specimens and jewelry samples. $20 pesos. Closed in the mid-afternoons. While in the area, visit the interesting and free Museo de San Cristobal in the hotel across the street.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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40 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Educational and interesting this museum/store offers the history and science of Amber. The small entrance fee includes a small magnifying glass so you can see all the things that get trapped in amber including insects, flowers and other flora.

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Gorey, Ireland
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57 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I'm not generally a great fan of museums but this one kept my interest. Small entrance fee includes loan of a magnifying glass. Clear explanations of all stages. They have many examples of carvings in amber. However, I loved the pieces with trapped insects or other matter inside. They made it clear no DNA remains to clone anything!

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Tijuana, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Its a very little museum , but you can lean some about the ambar, the history, how to know the real ambar, etc

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California
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999 attraction reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was one of the duller museums I've visited, but then I have no interest in amber. I had planned on spending two nights in SCDLC, but so fell for the place that I stayed two weeks, so was hard-pressed for things to do. I did buy a piece of amber with a bug embedded in it as a gift.

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I understand that there is only so much you can say/show/exhibit about amber. They do a fine job considering their subject. Still, it is a small museum that was not extremely interesting. I forget what the fee was to enter, but I think it was cheap. Still, there was not much to see in here. There is a gift shop... More 

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Tampa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Many places in town present themselves as amber museums, but this one actually is. There are many nice examples of carved amber and an interesting film on the process of carving amber. Nicely displayed amber in all forms (raw to intricately carved). You can take photos (w/out the flash). The building is an old convent (I believe) that is quite... More 

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Mahahual, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Coffee shops everywhere.great variety of Beens and favors. Most restaurants are very good and reasonable priced.be careful of fake ambar hustlers. Real ambar will change color under a black light. Climate is brisk and you should have a sweater or jacket with you at all times, also an umbrella. Beautiful quaint town. Hundreds of little children,woman and men selling in... More 

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Excellent pieces, a journey to gorgeous pieces of art, preceded by a helpful explanation. It’s a pity they do not control de amount of people inside it, sometimes it is difficult to walk among the pieces. They have a boutique, but in order to buy you have to wait too long. Twice I left without buying, because no clerk was... More 

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Leon, Mexico
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Because I like amber , I appreciated the introduction to understanding this beautiful creation of nature. Many excellent samples. Well displayed. English descriptions, but no English spoken by the friendly staff. A nice gift shop in the front with small amber bracelets that are given to a new-born child and other jewelry.

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