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Colombian National Museum (Museo Nacional de Colombia)
Colombian National Museum (Museo Nacional de Colombia)

Colombian National Museum (Museo Nacional de Colombia)

Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Carrera 7 no. 28-66, Bogotá, Cundinamarca

The Basics

With a mix of permanent and temporary exhibitions spread across three floors, there’s a lot to take in at the Colombian National Museum. The impressive exterior is a featured stop on many Bogotá walking and biking tours, while art and museum tours venture inside to check out the highlights. If you’re hoping to make the most of a limited-time visit to the Colombian National Museum, guided tours can be a great way to ensure you don’t miss key holdings.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Great for travelers interested in art, history, and culture.
  • The Colombian National Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are available to use at the Carrera 7 entrance.
  • Don’t miss the museum’s impressive gardens—they once served as prison courtyards.
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How to Get There

The Colombian National Museum is located on Carrera 7, #28–66. City bus stops are located on nearby Carrera 10 for visitors coming from the south, while travelers coming from the north can stop on Carrera 13. If you’re arriving on the rapid-transit TransMilenio, which links the city with El Dorado Airport, the closest stops are Estación Museo Nacional and Estación Calle 26. A bike rack is located in front of the museum.

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When to Get There

Open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm, the Colombian National Museum is closed on Mondays. The museum is also closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25. The special gold exhibit, “El Oficio del Orfebre,” is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

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Events at the Colombian National Museum

A busy events calendar keeps things lively at the landmark museum, starting with English-language tours each Tuesday at 4pm. On Sundays, Spanish-language family tours focus on the exhibits that engage young visitors. Other events include live music, yoga, coffee hours, and themed talks. With the exception of the Tuesday tours, events are held in Spanish.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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