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Informative and beautiful artwork

The museum had some beautiful carvings as well as informative displays about amber in general and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anchorage, Alaska
great small museum about amber

On our anniversary trip to Mexico earlier this year my husband and I visited the Museum del ambar... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
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Diego de Mazariegos # 23-c esq. 5 mayo | Centro, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum had some beautiful carvings as well as informative displays about amber in general and about amber in Chiapas. The museum is relatively small, so you can easily visit it without taking up most of the afternoon. They also have a nice giftshop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LisaS_AK
Reviewed 20 December 2018

On our anniversary trip to Mexico earlier this year my husband and I visited the Museum del ambar Lilia Mijangos and were quite impressed at what was offered in this small space. There were many pieces of amber, in several colors. A staff member let...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jelico8
Reviewed 15 September 2018

is relatively a small museum; however, it has a lot of very well preserved and presented pieces; along with history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Luis P
Reviewed 2 May 2018

If you want to know the story about amber, this is a good place to check out the history and also the processes. They also sell amber there so you are likely to get a quality item if you do decide to buy a piece.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jassyho
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is a very small self guided exhibit about amber, but interesting based on the availability of amber in the region

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank awlrr
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Small but interesting museum (good alternative when the main amber museum is closed). Lovely pieces of jewellery for sale, and very well-priced for the quality and guarantee of authenticity. Friendly, helpful staff too!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kelder74
Reviewed 24 February 2018

From the moment we walked in, we were given a great demonstration by the owner, Luis, on how to identify real from fake amber. The museum itself is small but well done giving you a history of amber, its origins, with several personal collector pieces...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Emily J
Reviewed 28 November 2017

A very well documented and informative exhibition of the history of amber. Incredible pieces. The gallery has beautiful pieces of jewellery for sale.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Laura K
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

San Cristobal de las Casas has a lot of museums dedicated to the precious and semiprecious stones: a part from this one I also visited the Jade Museum and Museum of Amber. I have to admit that this little Museum was the one that I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Natasa P
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I love the restored ex-convento amber museum up the street but the displays and information, in Spanish and English, definitely provide more actual information. I also enjoyed learning about the woman in Si!mojovel, to whom the museum is dedicated, and her life long appreciation of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank bmillerOaxaca
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