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National Museum Quito

Patria btwn Avenida 6 de Diciembre y 12 de Octubre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-381-4550
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This unique museum combines the science of archaeology, cultural diversity and high technology through innovate slide shows and permanent exhibits including gold artifacts, colonial paintings and sculptures.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Patria btwn Avenida 6 de Diciembre y 12 de Octubre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-381-4550
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is still closed and it was difficult to obtain further information. You have to walk around this place (casa de la cultura - where you can still find other museums like with some paintings of modern art, music instruments and the ethnographic section)...More

Thank Pelzkugels
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Closed and no information there about when it will open. Strange as you can walk round for ages trying to find your way in and then when you finally do, it's closed!

1  Thank Christina D
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Unfortunately the National Museum is still closed and no one I talked to (Front desk, concierge, cab drive, city tour guide) knew when it would be open.

2  Thank Fairgraders
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Most people agree that the National Museum of the Central Bank has the largest and most interesting collection of archaeological and historical items in Ecuador, but it has been closed for 'renovation' for at least a year. [Privately, a loca person confided that it was...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed January 11, 2017

This museum gives a thorough history od Ecuador. A must see for all those History Buffs. Many displays and an English tour is available.

1  Thank Dixie S
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went with his family (locals) to the museum. When we got there we were told that it would remain closed until Jan 15. The reason my family was told, is that there was corruption within the administration where items began to...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Funny old thing TA. I tried to provide some useful information, but apparently as the museum was closed I could not write a review to provide this information. Anyway, I'm going to try again to provide an 'authentic review' that fulfils all the review criteria...More

3  Thank Fergka
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Closed as of August 2016. We were told by a local street vendor outside of the Casa de la Cultural complex that it was not scheduled to reopen until October.

Thank John D
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Travelers if you were thinking about visiting this museum, its closed for the moment. It has a great collection, but its uncertain when will it be open once again

1  Thank David J
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Great presentation of Equador's history including live performances. This is an excellent place to get an overall view of where the county's been historically.

2  Thank Wolf J
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July 19, 2016|
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Closed in December 2016