Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), Havana

(3.1/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
Immerse yourself in Cuban history while you roam the chambers of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion). The museum is situated in the lavish Presidential Palace, decorated by Tiffany's and used by Fulgencio Batista before the Cuban revolution. Start on the top floor and work your way down to witness the chronological history of Cuba, viewing exhibits that narrate the story from the pre-Columbian times to the modern regime. See an exhibit about Che Guevara, observe "Granma," the boat on which Castro returned from exile, and admire numerous other relics from the 1950s revolutionary war. Arrange to visit Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and other attractions in Havana using our Havana vacation route planner.
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  • Make you pay 8 cuc which are more or less 8 euros to enter do not you guide and can spend the day reading, I do not recommend it
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  • If you lived through the revolution, or have just read about it, this is a neat place to visit. Military equipment and even the boat Fidel sailed in on.  more »
  • Definitely interesting, sometimes repetitive but makes you realize many things I didn't know, pay attention if you want to see the weapons and the boat of Fidel, you must do it from within, not like us that we said we see them from outside and then flab because you have to get another ticket.
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  • This museum was absolutely wonderful. Many fascinating artefacts and personal items from Fidel , Che etc....and a real insight into the revolution. The building itself is beautiful. Please ignore many of the ridiculous negative comments from some of the writers here, mostly Americans - perhaps the propaganda war is still in full swing as we were told many times whilst we were in Cuba. The admission fee was reasonable for the quality and volume of the exhibits within the museum. Also, if you are going to visit Cuba (or any other country that is underdeveloped compared to where you live) do not then complain endlessly about the toilets, the water or lack of air conditioning - this is typically arrogant of the West generally and insulting to the locals in demanding conditions that far exceed what they have to live with.
  • Probably the most interesting museum in Havana. Set in Bautista's former palace, the museum documents the Revolution and the aftermath. More importantly, the museum is a window into how the Cuban government views the Revolution, as parts of the story are either highlighted or not included. Do not expect Western-style exhibits, but do expect plenty of propaganda.
  • The building is quite beautiful, but the museum itself is expensive (8 CUC for foreigners at the time of writing) garbage. The exhibits are mainly printouts with photos and text. There are some random, uninteresting odds and ends artifacts, such as a spoon that so and so used. Some exhibits were in English, but it was inconsistent. The worst was this. I needed to go to the bathroom. Specifically, I needed to poo really bad all the sudden. And the men's toilet had no paper and were full of urine because the water was very low or nil. In addition to there being no toilet seats or latches on the doors. It was distressing, but nonetheless a good experiential taste of the fruits of the revolution.
  • A very interesting, well laid out museum with explanations in Spanish and (most of the time) English. Could do with a lick of paint.
  • I was recommended to visit the museum and I was glad that I did! It was a very interesting place with a lot of pro Cuban government propaganda. The building that it is in is kept quite well and it is a beautiful historic building. Well worth a visit, but must be noted that there is an entrance fee.