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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama: Tours & Tickets

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Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.
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Avenida Central | Plaza de la Independencia. San Felipe, Panama City 0816, Panama
+507 211-1649
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All reviews audio guide visited this museum casco viejo great museum informative museum on display miraflores locks well worth the visit old town two hours visitor center exhibits information construction history canal headsets
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great museum to learn about Panama Canal and also about Panama history. A must while visiting this beautiful country !

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PipeEstrada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exploring the presence and history of the Panama Canal is a must when visiting Panama and there are lots of ways to accomplish that. One way is to visit the Miraflores Locks for a close viewing of the operations of the canal The Miraflores Locks...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my visit i can appreciate a differents periods that is divide the PANAMA CANAL CONSTRUCTION :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carlos G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is great, worth the visit, but the amount of information in English is very limited, so you will only enjoy it is you understand Spanish...

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank thedarksocrates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn’t recommend for people who don’t speak Spanish. A lot of the texts are not translated. Also it’s not very informative and we didn’t get interesting information about the canal. It’s easier, cheaper and better to just visit the canal and get your information there...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BBettina2019
Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

Basically everything on the walls is in Spanish, you can get an English audio but it doesn’t really match what you’re looking at in front of you so a little hard to follow. Would advise definitely going to the Miraflores Locks instead.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank leonieh197
Reviewed 4 July 2019

The Canal would never have been dug without the Rail lRoad system put in by John Stepehens . To understand the canal you must see this place

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank molamark
Reviewed 3 July 2019

a great little museum in the heart of old town, well worth the visit. Panama history museum as well as modern art.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nicolas V
Reviewed 7 June 2019

This is a museum that chronicles the social history of the Canal Zone. Although photos are prohibited, there’s little here to photograph. A trip to Miraflores is infinitely better. The museum also displays temporary exhibits (photos ok) and the production values for the two I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 June 2019

This museum focuses on the social history of the canal, not the mechanics of it. Curiously, photos are not allowed in the two permanent exhibits. Anything you’d find here can be easily found on Wikipedia. It’s not interactive and the hordes of kids I followed...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Laurie R
16 November 2017|
Response from Fibanez269 | Reviewed this property |
sorry just saw your question. I honestly do not know. We stayed in the old city and were within walking distance. I suggest you email your hotel and they should be able to help.
13 January 2016|
Response from Barry M |
I saw only a picture of Richard Halliburton's swim in 1928. See wikipedia for more.
6 June 2015|
Response from jonat1x |
No, but there are many nearby within the Casco Viejo, including Il Carpaccio and Esmeralda, on the opposite side of the square from the museum.