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“Such a thorough presentation”
Review of Museo del Ambar

Museo del Ambar
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Owner description: This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
Copan, Honduras
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76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Such a thorough presentation”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I bought my first piece of amber from the Smithsonian Museum and knew nothing about what I was buying.

After visiting this museum, and in such a wonderful setting, I now feel that I can buy amber with confidence. The presentation of the amber as well as the video was professionally done.

There was no pressure to buy in the gift shop and the staff was more than willing to try to help me and answer my questions.

Visited June 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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154 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Amber museum”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

They have a specimen of what looks like a giant mosquito in amber. there is a microscope set up with a light so you can easily see it.

Visited May 2013
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New York
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90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Go even if you don't love amber”
Reviewed 23 March 2013

We visited at night, which I recommend. The building, two stories around a courtyard, had fallen into disuse, and although most of the building is restored, the back walls of the courtyard are a semi-ruin. They are illuminated, and when you walk back there toward the restrooms, it is wonderfully eerie. I've never been a fan of amber, but the story of how it is mined and how it is polished, told in an excellent video by the curator who was actually in the gift shop, helps you marvel at the pieces. I even wanted to buy one of the tiny bracelets people give to babies to ward off evil spirits. You can also visit the adjacent church. The fee for the museum is very small and it stays open late.

Visited March 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Magnificent colors”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

A variety of peaces and not only jewels.The whole spectra of colors. Everything beautifully presented in glass monters. Another proof of Chiapas' natural resources.

Visited March 2013
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Washington State
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Nice small museum”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

It only takes about an hour and a half to see this small, interesting place. They have two or three short videos about working with the amber and telling fake stones from real stones. The very old amber pieces of jewelry, rosary beads, etc are wonderful and the gift shop is great!

Visited December 2012
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