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Interesting collection in a lovely old building

This is like a family museum, with clothes and household items belonging to a wealthy family, in... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Chigwell, England
So much packed in here

This museum is inside a beautifully restored building that was home to the first President of... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The museum has two floors of exhibits open to the public. Mostly consists of well-displayed cases of military memorabilia (guns, swords, uniforms, etc), and numerous paintings of portraits of military leaders. Nothing is in English, but entrance is free and worth a quick look if...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This is like a family museum, with clothes and household items belonging to a wealthy family, in their home. I liked it, as it had everyday things and some lovely garments and shoes that particularly caught my eye.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This museum is inside a beautifully restored building that was home to the first President of Uruguay. It contains an amazing collection of artefacts and pictures depicting the history of Uruguay. Lots of military pieces. There is a considerable amount here, but my Uruguayan history...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This was the home of the first Uruguayan president and now holds a museum telling the history of the country especially the years before independence, the fight for independence and the first decades of that. I learnt a lot. I thought its explanation of the...More

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a vast mansion with several rooms. The majority of objects in the collection are portraits of politicians and generals, a majority of them of Artigas and Fructuoso Rivera, but there are also many documents, pistols, weapons, official seals, banners, etc. For the unprepared...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I'd best clear up what I am reviewing. The Museo Historico Nacional is actually nine different buildings, but to avoid confusing tourists, the government department responsible for operating them has thoughtfully closed almost all of them to the public. (More info on that at the...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

As a disclaimer, I am writing this from the perspective of a history buff. Having said that, I found this museum to be extremely well done and very much worth the effort to see. And the fact that this is a free attraction makes it...More

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