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Amber Museum

Duarte St 61 | Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-586-2848
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This two-story Victorian museum holds the largest collection of amber in the world.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good26%
  • Average40%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Duarte St 61 | Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very small place Brief hostory of amber and larimar provided Store staff very pushy Prices very expensive Would not recommend this to anyone - waste of time and money

Thank monikaanisko
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

It was interesting to see how Amber came to be and all of its veryations. The space was small to maneuver through.

Thank Liz G
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

As we were there we went in,no charge finished in the shop with a taste of the local twig drink.Not really got a lot to say about it

Thank Roy508
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Even if it's just to check out quickly, go and see it. Very informative and interesting! It is located right downtown, so doing this through a tour guide would help (Isaira Tours is a great company to do this through)

Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

It's a fun museum where you are able to learn about the history of Amber in the Dominican Republic. The tour guides are very friendly!

Thank apena1163
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It’s free and the curator was very informative, also had beautiful pieces in their collection. The prices in the gift shop were a touch high but they were open to bartering

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We went there as part of our bus tour of the city and ended up buying a ring which looks nice enough for my wife. I don't mind stimulating the economy in places we visit, and it was a decent experience but nothing I'd recommend.

Thank mastimastimasti
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Very informative. Great examples on display. Fascinating what has been captured in the amber and how it is formed. So pretty!

Thank sunnysarahrae
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

They have a lot of amazing pieces of amber in the museum. Very interesting to see but lacks excitement. Could have better lighting perhaps some music?

Thank happytraveller470
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Apparently there is a dinosaur from Jurassic park, I believe it may be when you first enter I see it but it doesn’t look like anything from the movie. There is Amber some this bugs, pictures of money at the end you can buy cigars....More

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stacicooperhoffmann
25 June 2018|
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Response from Graham B | Reviewed this property |
NO! Most of it is up a steep curved set of stairs. Of course the shop is wheelchair accessible. Hope this helps. Very expensive in the shop. Same things available in shop or licenced street traders at a quarter of the cost
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BelindaCreel
14 March 2016|
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Response from fanofthemouse2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Belinda, we stayed at Riu in January which is very close to the dock. You can see the Amber museum as part of a tour as mentioned in other responses or you can go on your own which we did. If you go on your own the cost... More
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ShehzadiF
11 February 2016|
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Response from hilda102320 | Reviewed this property |
It is in Old Puerto Plata near the Cathedral. It is a fair distance from Playa Dorado. Can't say for sure how far but you cannot walk. Sorry I do not know more. We had a car and drove in from Sosua.
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