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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

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Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.
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Avenida Central | Plaza de la Independencia. San Felipe, Panama City 0816, Panama
+507 211-1649
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All reviews audio guide casco viejo visited this museum great museum on display informative museum beautiful building entrance fee old town take pictures two hours visitor center exhibits information construction history canal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place to go a lot to see and do you can have history in the 4 floors very recommend to everyone 👍

Thank paulinog223
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to go there to understand the history of the canal. Nice to combine this visit with a visit to Miraflores on the same day to put the later one in context. You need at least 2 hours in the museum and more if...More

Thank pascalebratislava
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even more detail than the museum at the actual canal (Miraflores locks), and comes with optional audio guide, which I highly recommend for any English speaker, as not all the panels are translated into English. Fascinating and detailed history of not only the canal, but...More

Thank Addrianna818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the museum simply because it was close to our hotel. It was a fortunate occurrence as the museum is full of Panamanian history and not just about the canal. It covers the history of the country from the Spanish arriving....More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whoever made this has a deep love of history!! The breadth and depth of information and storytelling is amazing. I deeply respect the commitment to share the good and the bad of the canal's 500 year history (from when the Spanish first started talking about...More

Thank Liston R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum shares details of Panama’s magnificent Canal with multi media and varied exhibitions. Most of the descriptions are only in Spanish. The updated user friendly audio guid in English provided brief synopsis of the displays although the descriptions were too abbreviated. Nevertheless, the tour...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 8 October 2018

the museum is pretty informative and has a number of interesting exhibitions. it does not allow taking pictures though, a pity.

Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is a lesser known museum in Casca Antigua in Panama City but it is really the best! The Miraflores museum nicely compliments it but for details on the geopolitics and actual engineering, there is no better museum. An audio tour is provided in different...More

Thank KiminGranCouva
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Very detailed and fascinating museum on the history of the canal through all stages of development. $10 fee for non-Panamanian visitors in cash only.

Thank LeAnn H
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Panama Canal's history is clearly explained in this museum, from zero. Take time to read the exhibitions and have a time travel to the origins of this marvel of the world. However, you may be extremely annoyed with the fact that no pictures or videos...More

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Laurie R
15 November 2017|
Response from Fibanez269 | Reviewed this property |
sorry just saw your question. I honestly do not know. We stayed in the old city and were within walking distance. I suggest you email your hotel and they should be able to help.
12 January 2016|
Response from Barry M |
I saw only a picture of Richard Halliburton's swim in 1928. See wikipedia for more.
5 June 2015|
Response from jonat1x |
No, but there are many nearby within the Casco Viejo, including Il Carpaccio and Esmeralda, on the opposite side of the square from the museum.