Museo Casa de la Memoria

Museo Casa de la Memoria, Medellin: Hours, Address, Museo Casa de la Memoria Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Casa de la Memoria
4.5
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Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Yolanda B
Chicago, IL29 contributions
Friends
The Museo Casa de la Memoria is a free museum. You do have to register when you arrive. There is some English at the museum, but mostly Spanish explanations. They did have subtitles on the video stories. There was so much more I wanted to understand, but my limited Spanish was useless. When we were there the app that was available for the audio guide did not work well. I would suggest bringing earbuds to help with the audio app if you get it to work. It still sends a powerful message even with the language limitations. I would still suggest going. I would take a taxi if you leave after sunset because the plaza next door can get a little sketchy.
Written February 2, 2020
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Wouter
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Make sure you take enough time to visit the museum, as it can take a while to really absorb all the stories being told. It offers a gripping look at Colombia's past, however hard that is at some times. Interestingly, it looks at this subject through the eyes of the victims, not the perpetrators (as is too often the case). We found a few of the installations really impactful.
The museum offers an interesting app (audio guide), but downloading the data (audio) files will only work when you are on the museum wifi.
Written January 6, 2020
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James F
26 contributions
This museum is great, a must for visitors to Medellin. It is a powerful history lesson and remembrance of the decades of armed conflict in Colombia, with particular focus on humanizing all victims. While the content is very heavy (obviously), the museum also sends a powerful message of hope and solidarity in Colombia. Give yourself at least a couple hours to be there because there is a lot to see and absorb.
Written February 20, 2020
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Caroline M
New York City, NY98 contributions
Solo
I found this very underwhelming. It’s also mostly in Spanish, so if you’re not comfortable reading Spanish, it’s not worth the visit. It may have gotten lost in translation, but I felt this museum lacked the history/timeline and narrative. Would skip.
Written February 21, 2022
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,795 contributions
Couples
Certainly a very important place for local people to work on their recent history. however the content is much more difficult to fully understand for a non native and a non Spanish speaker. This is even more the case as the museum opted for a non selective display, meaning that no museographic selection is made. The visitor must work his way by himself through the huge amount of available data. Almost no artifacts, just screens, not my cup of tea despite the intrinsic very interesting and informative content.
Written February 11, 2020
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Renata C
5 contributions
Couples
We went later in the day on a Sunday and the main exhibits were already closed. We were only able to see a small exhibit on the 1st floor and walk through the garden are. Will have to return on our next trip.
Written July 29, 2022
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Anil M
10 contributions
The people were kind. Daniel (an employee there) spoke English and it was good to hear his side of the issue. Powerful video of the mother who lost her son due to the Colombian military killing of him. It was in Spanish but i could follow along. Moving place.
Written April 3, 2021
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KillerRabbit
Riverdale, NY300 contributions
Goes well beyond the usual headlines and deeper into the country's troubled civil war and history. Fantastic museum in a beautiful building. Much to learn here, personal stories and videos. Don't miss it.
Written January 20, 2020
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Pillow Popper Travel
Austin, TX470 contributions
Couples
The museum was free and was quite powerful. It covers the difficult history of Colombia as a whole and more specifically Medellin. I really wish we knew better Spanish because it would have made it even better, but it was still great. There is an app that acts as a guide. You see stories of people who lost people in the tough times or fought back against corruption in some way. There are tributes to those that have passed away as well. Definitely worth the visit.
Written November 22, 2018
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Suzanne D
Zurich, Switzerland38 contributions
Couples
We were really excited about visiting here but did come out quite disappointed but only because as a non-Spanish speaker, I lost out on about 60 percent of the content of the museum as it was predominantly in Spanish. I imagine this place was initially opened to educate locals on the history of Medellin which makes sense that it’s mainly Spanish, but as tourism becomes more popular in Medellin, and tourists are very interested in the history, the museum must accommodate.
Written February 19, 2020
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