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Loved that it was free. I understand a moderate amount of Spanish but would have enjoyed the museum so much more if I could have read all about the regions of Ecuador in English.The only English translations were where the shrunken heads were.That was the...More
This museum was recommended by a local artist to help us to understand some of the historical artistic traditions that are disappearing. I enjoyed the dioramas upstairs because they showed them by region which helped me to understand where the different traditions originated in relation...More
Inca pottery and artifacts from Pumapungo site. Good place to take a breather from walking around the archaeological and gardens. Enjoy the Dioramas of what the site looked like during the Inca's rule.
We used our senior bus passes to get to the museum at the cost of .15 each. The entry to the museum is free. The dioramas are good, there are many fine examples of ceramics, upstairs had displays of different cultures in the area. Most...More
We really enjoyed seeing the Inca ruins outside of the museum and learning more about the ethnic groups that lived in this part of Ecuador. The displays are interesting and the museum is a manageable size. Cute gift shop, too.
I enjoyed the museum of coins display because it had an informative video on the history of Ecuador in terms of its money. The displays on indigenous artifacts seemed a bit thin and needed more information, but the gardens are very nice. When you look...More
Large modern building housing a reasonable museum over several floors with ruins outside. Situated quite a way from the centre of town so a taxi may be required.
Had to put our small daysack in a locker and were not allowed to take any phtographs...More
My first visit was back in 2013 and I quite enjoyed my experience. I returned in 2019 and felt the museum was still a worthwhile stop. The permanent exhibits were the same, with some minor alterations. The temporary exhibit was good and most educational as...More