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Address: Calle Alfonso XII 68, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Good Inuit Art Exhibition

We know very little of Inuit art, so we went to see this special exhibition at the National Anthropology Museum. The Inuits of Canada have turned to producing art to survive. They... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
BennyMalaga
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Malaga, Spain
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The National Anthropology Museum is small by some standards, but it is amazing in the scope of the collection and the cultural range of the exhibits. The collection is arranged carefully and is easily accessible for wheel chair users and families with children. The display cases are also at a good level for everyone to see their contents. The museum... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Actually went in by mistake since I wanted to visit the archaeological museum further up the road! Anyway this is a small place and the former collection of a doctor ( if I remember correctly ): so it is free and frankly limited interest. Better skip...

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Thank Ianfung
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I visited the National Anthropology Museum because I wanted to see the temporary Valentin Vega photograph collection exhibit, which was excellent! (I think it's available until March 12, 2017) The museum itself is very small and nothing is available in English. The collection is quite refined and the pieces are interesting but there was no way for me to learn... More 

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Thank heathalandehaan
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

You would think, that will all of Spain's world-wide "adventures" over the last 6 centuries this place would be full of mind-boggling cultural treasures and artifacts. That is most certainly not the case. This museum seems to have been built on the collections on one man, and although for one man it is impressive, it doesn't justify building a museum... More 

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Thank Craig33viaje
Community of Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you like Museums and you would like your kids to have fun meanwhile they learn some history then you must go to this museum. It's very well planned, with plenty of simple to understand videos that you may start at any time and have english subtitles!!! I went with all my family on Sunday at 9 am. The place... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I went here on my own. Only cost 3Euros for senior entrance. Cheap for what I saw. They had armor dating back to the Conquistadores and a plaques from Roman and Greek times. I highly recommend this as you will learn so much about the past and history of the city and country as well as the people who helped... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went there after 2:00 Pm, so we enjoyed a free admission. The museum is divided in three floors, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In the first floor there is a section about the origins of the museum's collection, originally a private selection of artifacts. Recomended for a light afternoon, slow paced stroll, very informative and enlightening.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We know very little of Inuit art, so we went to see this special exhibition at the National Anthropology Museum. The Inuits of Canada have turned to producing art to survive. They had to abandon their traditional nomadic way of life to live in permanent settlements. The exhibit showed tapestries with stitched figures of animals. This was enjoyable.

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Thank BennyMalaga
England
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Really great museum and worth a day spent here. The 'human' anthropology floor is fascinating in itself and we spent nearly 4 hours on this floor alone. 'Where are all the things the Spanish stole from the Aztecs and Incas Dad?' they kept accosting me and I presumed it must be somewhere in the 3rd floor. After visiting each floor,... More 

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Thank IbnBattuta01
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Exceptional value. Entrance fee only €3. Huge collection. Very interesting. You need a few hours to cover all. There is also a gift shop and a cafeteria.

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