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National Museum of Colombia

The National Museum of Colombia has built a collection of more than 20,000 objects that are symbols of national history and heritage. The collections include remains of the first inhabitants and material culture of prehispanic societies, objects from current indigenous and afrocolombian ethnography, evidence of different periods of the nation's history, and works of art that range from the colonial period through the works of 'the first modern' artists: Fernando Botero, Alejandro Obregón, Guillermo Wiedemann, Juan Antonio Roda, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar, Edgar Negret and Enrique Grau.
The Museum offers permanent exhibition galleries with more than 2,500 pieces currently on display, a calendar of temporary exhibitions that allows its visitors to be in touch with important national and international displays of history, art and archaeology, and a varied educational and cultural program that includes seminars, lectures, concerts, video, theatrical and dance performances.
As a contribution to academic discussions on Colombia´s cultural history, the Museum organizes the Cátedra Anual de Historia 'Ernesto Restrepo Tirado', an academic event that has been carried out annually for more than 10 years. It also offers a series of publications that compile material on the Museum's collections as well as the memoirs of academic events.

Getting here

Admission Fee

Ages 0 to 5 years old: free admission
Ages 6 to 12 years old: US $5,00
Ages 13 to 59 years old:  US $10,00
Ages 60 +: free admission

Free admission to the galleries every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on the last Sunday of every month. Check the groups and categories which are granted permanent free admission on our website 

* Voluntary donation: US $1,00. Suggested value contemplated in the cost of admission to the Museum. To obtain the national fee, please present your Colombian citizenship.

Visiting Hours

The Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday as follows:
Tuesdays through Sundays, from 9 am to 5 pm
Galleries close 30 minutes prior to Museum closing hours

Guided tours for groups

Guided tours in English must be reserved in advance through the  educational unit of the Museum, email: [email protected]

Free Audioguides

Content: A guided tour of the "Memory and Nation" gallery and a brief introduction to each of the other galleries.

• General i​nformation audio guide

Please keep the following in mind during your visit:
In order to protect the collections and preserve them for future generations, factors contributing to their deterioration must be kept in mind. These include physical contact, vibrations, sudden movements, excessive light, and variations in temperature and humidity, all of which are harmful. Visitors should therefore abstain from touching the objects or taking photos or videos and should also avoid producing excessive vibrations.   
Packages, umbrellas, suitcases and large bags must be checked at the cloakroom (coat check).
Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. The use of a flash or tripods is prohibited.
For press and other special photography, including filming and videotape projects, call the Communications Division + 601 381 6470, ext. 217 or e-mail [email protected]. The Records Office, telephone + 601 381 6470, extension 2162, will provide photographic copies of the Museum's collections upon receipt of payment of the required fee.
The Museum has a ramp for wheelchair access for the disabled on Calle 29. To request this service, call + 601 381 6470, extensions 2186. There is also a special elevator for visitors with physical limitations located on the first floor of the Museum.
Educational services for schools and groups may be requested through the Association of Friends of the National Museum, at telephone + 601 287 5001.
Those interested in joining the Association of Friends of the National Museum may call  + 601 287 5001.

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Programación Cultural

Exposiciones temporales, conciertos, conversatorios, visitas guiadas, actividades educativas y más.