Museums of Dominican Republic






Museums in Santo Domingo

During a visit to Santo Domingo and the Colonial Zone there are many museums to visit, a day is not enough. Many small hotels in the Colonial Zone used to spend one or more nights at a good price.

The National Museum of History and Geography

Museum of the history , geography and heritage of the Dominican Republic contributed along the way of the country's historical journey. The exhibitions focus on the first inhabitants of the island, the North American intervention and its interaction with Haiti.
Operating days: Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Telephone: 809-687-6452
Price : 20 pesos adults / Schools 5 pesos, colleges and students 10 pesos.
Located at the Culture Plaza Juan Pablo Duarte , Pedro Henrique Ureña street.
Closed to the public – under inventory and maintenance , not information available about the re-opening.

The Museum of Man Dominicain

Museum of the Dominican Man with the best pre-Colombian collection of archaeology, religious pieces and sculptures. Also with the most important exhibition of tainos items of the country.
Hours : tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Phone : 809-687-3623
Price : RD$20 students and children / RD$60 per adults / RD$75 non Dominican citizens.
Located at the Culture Plaza Juan Pablo Duarte , Pedro Henrique Urena street.

The Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art of the Dominican Republic presents permanently the masterpieces of the most notorious Dominican artists.
Hours : du mardi au dimanche 09h00-17h00.
Phone : 809-685-2153
Price : RD$20 students and children / RD$50 all adults.
Located at the Culture Plaza Juan Pablo Duarte , Pedro Henrique Ureña street.

Las Casas Reales

This museum is about the rich history of Santo Domingo and colonization with tapestries, furniture, maps and other objects from 1492 until 1821 he was the mayor's office.
Hours : Monday thru domingo from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Phone : 809-682-4202
Price : RD$100 per adult (06/2012).
Located in front of the sun’s clock , las Damas street, corner Mercedes at the Spain Plaza.

Las Atarazanas Reales

Museum of underwater archaeology, with brick warehouses where was kept the merchandise that arrived to the port. Because the main buildings cities were being built with stones they were made of brick a secondary material.
Hours : Tuesday thru Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Phone : 809-682-5834
Price : RD$50 per adults and free for students and children under 12 years.
Located in the Colon street N. 4, at the Colonial Zone.

Casa de Tostado

Heritage Museum and local art on the decorative arts of the nineteenth century to the early twentieth.
Hours : Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4p.m.
Phone : 809-689-5000
Price : 20 pesos / Children and students 10 pesos.
Arzobispo Merino street, Colonial Zone.

The Museum Faro a Colon

The Faro a Colon is a monument dedicated to the memory of Christopher Columbus with a museum based on the history of the discovery of the Americas, colonization and evangelization. Was opened in 1992 celebrating the First Centenary of the Encounter between two cultures. It has 237 meters long by 52 meters wide and reflects the light in a cross shape in the sky at night. It also has a mausoleum where the rest of the ashes of Christopher Columbus.
Hours : Tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Phone : 809-591-1492
Price : RD$100 per all adults / RD$20 per students and RD$10 per children.
Located on the eastern side of the city at the Mirador del Este Park , Avenida Estados Unidos, Villa Duarte.

Alcazar de Colon

Alcazar de Colon was the headquarters of Christopher Columbus court and his wife Maria de Toledo, this palace displays items belonging to Columbus family , it was built in the 1500s by Christopher Columbus’s son Diego. It mixed the styles Gothic and the Spanish and Italian renaissance.
Hours : Tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Phone : 809-682-4750
Price : RD$100 per all adults / RD$20 for students and free for children under 8 years.
Is located in the Colonial Zone.

Museum of the Dominican Family of the Nineteenth Century

This is a Colonial mansion that was built in 1503, and displays personal items belonging to a wealthy Dominican family from the 19th century. Even though its content is fascinating, most of the museum is the house itself, which has the only double Gothic window in all of North and South America.
Hours : Monday thru Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Phone : 809-689-5000
Price : RD$100 per all adults / RD$20 for students and children.
Located in Padre Billini Street, corner Arzobispo Merino in the Colonial Zone.

Bellapart Museum

Private collection of the twentieth century paintings, open to the public.
Hours : Tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:30pm.
Phone : 809-541-7721
Price : Free
Located in Av. F Kennedy street corner Luis Lembert Peguero, Honda building.

The Museum of Contemporary Ceramics

Private collection of the Art of Contemporary Ceramics..
Hours : Monday to Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Phone : 809-540-4350
Price : Free
Located in Victor Garrido Puello street N. 130

Garcia Arevalo Collection of Pre-Hispanic Art

The Museum of the foundation of Garcia Arevalo is an interesting museum containing the most complete collection of the Taíno culture in the Caribbean and Pre-Columbian archaeology.
Hours : Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
Phone : 809-540-7777
Price : Free
Located in Av. San Martin N. 279 corner Kennedy street .

The Museum of Niño Trampolín

This Museum allows the children to learn in a modern and fun space, it has gardens, movie theatre, library, craftwork expositions and interactive activities as the simulation of an earthquake, it has eight rooms with permanent exhibitions and offers guided tours for children of 4 thought 12 years old.
Hours : Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Phone : 809-685-5551
Price : RD$100 per adults and RD$60 per children
Located at las Damas street , Rodrigo´s of Bastidas House at the Colonial Zone.

The Museum of Porcelain

Calle Jose Reyes, Colonial Zone.
Private museum on the art of china.
Hours : Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone : 809-688-47-59
Price : 20 pesos

Archaeological Museum La Caleta

Highway Las Americas.
Pre-Columbian archaeological site.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Museum Park Los Tres Ojos

Avenida Las Americas.
Pre-Columbian archaeological site with three caves, inland lakes and a lake outside.
Phone : 809-788-70-56

Duarte Museum

Street Isabel La catolica No 308, Colonial Zone.
Museum on the work-life of Juan Pablo Duarte, Father of the Nation.
Hours : Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone : 809-687-14-36
Price : 5 pesos

The Philatelic and Numismatic Museum

Central Bank, Street Pedro Henríquez Urena, Gazcue.
Museum on the heritage National Philatelic and Numismatic.
Hours : Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone : 809-221-91-11
Price : Free

The Museum World of Amber

Street Arzobispo Meriño, No 452, Colonial Zone.
Private museum on the Amber.
Hours : Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone : 809-682-33-09
Prix : 50 pesos

The Larimar Museum

Street Isabel La Católica No 452, Colonial Zone.
Private museum on the stone Larimar.
Hours : Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone : 809-686-57-00
Price : Free

The Museum of Radio and TV. Lulio Moscoso

Street Dr. Tejada Florentino, No 8, Villa Consuelo.
Museum on the radio and national television.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone : 809-689-21-21
Price : Free



Museums in Puerto Plata

The Fortress of San Felipe

At the extreme west of the Malecon.
Monument which this military life of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Phone : 809-261-60-43
Price : 5 pesos / 3 pesos children and students.

The Museum of Taino Art

Cada domingo de febrero, es uno de los más creativos del pais.

La Isabela

National Park La Isabelan Luperon.
Archaeological Site of La Isabela, the first European city in America, with permanent exhibitions of pre-Columbian and colonial archeology of the fifteenth century.
Phone : 809-498-35-34

The Amber Museum

Street Duarte No 61.
Private museum on the Amber.
Hours : Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone : 809-586-28-48

Museums in Higuey

The museum Casa-Fuerte Juan Ponce de León

A San Raphael de Yuma.
This museum is about the life of Juan Ponce de Leon and the campaigns of colonization of the island.
Hours : Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone : 809-551-01-18
Price : 15 pesos

Museums in Azua

The historical and archaeological museum "Dr. Estrada Torres"

Library Jimena Fernadez.
Private museum on the history of southern Dominican Republic.
Hours : 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Phone : 809-516-24-42
Price : Free

Museums in La Romana

The Regional Archaeological Museum Alto de Chavon

Alto de Chavon in a museum of History and Archaeology Pre-Columbian and early settlement in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic.
Hours : Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Phone : 809-523-85-54
Price : Free

Cuevas de Las Maravillas

Road of San Pedro KM 16.
Pre-Columbian archaeological site in a cave.
Hours : 9 a.m. to 6 p?m. Phone : 809-390-81-80
Price : 200 pesos / Children 50 pesos.

In Villa Mella

The museum Confraternity of Espíritu Santo de los Congos

Villa Mella.
Its mission is conservation, research, exhibition and dissemination of national intangible heritage.
Phone : 809-239-95-06
Price : 20 pesos

In Bani

The Historical Museum of Bani

Museum on the history of the province of Bani.
Hours : Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Phone : 809-522-33-15
Price : Free

In Bonao

Candido Bido Museum

Street Mella Esq. San Antonio.
Museum of Art, the pre-Columbian archeology and local history.
Hours : Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 2 p.m to 5:30 p.m. Phone : 809-525-52-63

In Santiago

Don Tomas Morel Museum

Ave Restauracion
Museum on the local folk heritage.
Phone : 809-582-67-87

The Cultural Center Eduardo Leon

Ave 27 de Febrero No 146, Villa Progreso
Museum of Fine Arts, Pre-Columbian Archaeology and Local History.
Hours : Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Phone : 809-582-23-15

The museum Restauracion

Monument dedicated to the exploits of the Restoration of the Republic of 1844 - 1865.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In La Vega

Museum Sitio de la Vega Vieja

Road vieja, Cutupu.
Archaeological Site of Concepción de la Vega, a permanent exhibition of pre-Columbian and colonial archeology of the fifteenth century.
Hours : Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price : 50 pesos / Students 25 pesos.

In Dajabon

The museum Imágenes de la Frontera

Street Juan Pablo Duarte.
Museum of local history.
Hours : Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm, Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. Phone : 809-579-84-35
Price : Free

In Salcedo

Hermanas Mirabal Museum

Road Duarte KM 1, Conuco.
Private museum on the life heroines of our country Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabal.
Hours : Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone : 809-587-85-30
Price : Free

In MonteCristi

Maximo Gomez Museum

Av Mella No 39.
Private museum on the life and work of General Maximo Gomez, a hero of Cuban independence.
Hours : 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Phone : 809-579-24-74
Price : Free


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