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Amber Museum

Duarte St 61 | Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
+1 809-586-2848
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US$50.00*
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This two-story Victorian museum holds the largest collection of amber in the world.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good27%
  • Average40%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Duarte St 61 | Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried twice to visit this museum, which is a bit of a drive from where we are staying in Sousa. Both times it was closed, despite the website saying it would be open. Very disappointing!

Thank PinkMFT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would not take too long to visit the amber museum however it is interesting and a very short walk to the square with beautiful Victorian buildings and a fab ice cream parlour.

Thank Rachael1971exeter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was okay. Cool to learn how amber is made and where it came from. But the tour took less than 8 minutes. They spent more time trying to get us to buy their wine, cigars or jewelry than in the actual museum. Nice...More

Thank Shyla R
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Went on a trip to the Amber museum whilst in the Dominican on honeymoon. Was a nice day out, and stopped off for food. Trip reasonably priced and worth the cost.

Thank shellym00re
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting. Very small but informative. Enjoyable short stroll through properly lit rooms. Provides background on amber formation.

Thank Chis R
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The museum itself is very small, yet quite interesting. Sadly you are rushed through to get to the gift shop in hopes you spend more $$$. We were not impressed with this.

Thank Gerri M
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I learned a lot about Amber but the guides rush you through the museum to get you to the gift shop. They have nice jewelry but other than the amber I question the quality of the metal used in their jewelry.

Thank EBXplore
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great guides that tell you everything you need to know about amber and larimar, very good displays and downstairs you can see the actual jewlery production

Thank ibenkk
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I learned about the history of Amber and the blue stone. The insect trapped Amber was cool and beautiful. I like this museum a lot.

Thank smjohnson15
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Visited the Amber Museum as a stop on a Puerto Plata city tour which is offered by many different resorts/vendors. The museum tour guide took us through the museum area in 5 minutes. He gave each of our group of 6 a piece of Larimar...More

1  Thank JonInIndy
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BelindaCreel
14 March 2016|
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Response from fanofthemouse2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Belinda, we stayed at Riu in January which is very close to the dock. You can see the Amber museum as part of a tour as mentioned in other responses or you can go on your own which we did. If you go on your own the cost... More
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ShehzadiF
11 February 2016|
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Response from hilda102320 | Reviewed this property |
It is in Old Puerto Plata near the Cathedral. It is a fair distance from Playa Dorado. Can't say for sure how far but you cannot walk. Sorry I do not know more. We had a car and drove in from Sosua.
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