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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  • I took a lot of info away from my visit to the museum. There are loads of photos, old documents and artifacts to browse. Each floor offers great views of the surrounding city. Also, there are lots of ...  more »
  • It's worth learning about Cuba's history from the revolutionaries perspective. Certainly it had a bias tone throughout, but I recommend checking it out anyway. I love learning about their history and ...  more »
  • Very disappointed in his museum. Unfriendly "jobs worth" staff. No English guides available. A lot of the exhibits have no or only very brief English translations. It was disjointed and unclear where ...  more »
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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.