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Museo del Ambar

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Address: Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 (967) 67 89716
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made...
This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
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Interesting

Well presented. Interesting sculptures of amber. Shows how you can tell real amber from fake amber of which there is plenty on the streets. All of the explanation signage is in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Melbourne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This small museum has a fine collection of Ambar objects and clear English and Spanish explanations of what you are looking at and how it got to be like that. The attached shop is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly staff who are happy to answer questions and give further insight.

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Boulder, Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well presented. Interesting sculptures of amber. Shows how you can tell real amber from fake amber of which there is plenty on the streets. All of the explanation signage is in Spanish (hey, it's in Mexico) so for those of us that are so-so with the language, just enjoy the visuals. It heightened my appreciation for what I was seeing... More 

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Tulum, Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was a very nice visit to this small museum, it is not open on mondays and is open i believe all other days, hours are 10am to 2 and 4 to 8pm. the entrance fee is 20 pesos and kids are 10, I believe this is a good cause to support, on the ground floor of the museum is... More 

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Huatulco, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Desde el principio te dan la bienvenida y te explican con luz, microescopio como es el ambar despues te dan un recorrido donde esta el ambar donde hay videos y te explican mas claramente como se puede identidicar.. Since the beginning they explain to you how its the ambar wuth a light and microscope then you can go to the... More 

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San Carlos, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great film. Very informative, basically telling you not to buy amber from the street vendors as it isn't real. Also makes sense about how it is found, cleaned, carved, etc

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
48 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

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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