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There are some beautiful artifacts from pre-Incan, Incan and colonial occupations of the area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sheryl S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Excellent Variety in a Very Nice Setting

Located in the Casa de la Cultura, a large round building mostly plated with glass which also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack H
Greenville, South Carolina
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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.
Avenida Patria | Between Avenida 6 de Diciembre and Avenida 12 de Octubre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-381-4550
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are some beautiful artifacts from pre-Incan, Incan and colonial occupations of the area. It's a little hard to make sense of the juxtaposition of the different displays, but it's all beautiful. Free admission; you may leave donations.

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Casa de la Cultura, a large round building mostly plated with glass which also houses the National Theatre and other museums, the National Museum is bright and airy, housing pictorial art, archeological finds dating back thousands of years, and much on the...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit disappointed with the museum. The layout was confusing and the descriptions very complicated - we just could not get a clear understanding of the history of Ecuador.

Thank bigheff
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I was searching for paintings by Endora Crow, and my search took us here, where I found 1 painting in the corner (which we had seen via glass walls, from the neighboring museum). It was free, signs were in Spanish, so we couldn't get read...More

Thank Kay64
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Had a nice visit at this modern, informative museum. Nearly empty mid-week. Free, just asks for a donation which we were happy to do. Lots of old history, well-organized, about 2/3rd is in English, wish it all was! Only compliant, need more places to sit...More

Thank oregongal109
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I was pleasantly surprised to visit this museum as going in I did not have very high expectations but I was proved wrong in a delightful way. Not only was this free to visit, the collection is vast and overwhelming if you are short on...More

Thank S F
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Do not expect to enter in a Louvre or British Museum type of museum. You will enter in a smaller environment focused in the history of the Republica del Ecuador, from the time of the first inhabitants to the present. In about 3 hours, you...More

Thank MarceloToronto
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The museum has re-opened after some renovation. The concept and presentation seemed ambitious but not always logical. Objects that I would have expected to be united on one floor were sometimes scattered. On the other hand, pre-Colombian and colonial-style objects were occasionally presented in one...More

Thank RichardMainz_Germany
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This museum needs to offer more English titles on about 60 percent of the exhibits. No where to eat, nothing, shop could be heaps bigger. Apparently there’s a better one in town with more history of the Incas

Thank adamsconz
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The new Musee National is so impressive and the wonderful collection of life-size sculptures were amazing, Madam Tussauds eat your heart out! One disappointment, there were no books or postcards of the wonderful exhibits to carry home, just our photos.

Thank Julie S
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Closed in December 2016