Presley Norton Museum, Guayaquil

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The Presley Norton Museum (Museo Presley Norton) is a museum in Guayaquil, Ecuador which houses a collection of archaeological artifacts, including pottery and figurines made by the original settlers of Ecuador. It occasionally hosts film screenings and live music. The museum has approximately 8,000 artifacts, some dating as far back as 3000 B.C.
The museum is in the Villa Rosa Herlinda mansion, once owned by Ismael Pérez Pazmiño, the founder of El Universo newspaper.

The museum is named in honor of the Ecuadorian archaeologist Presley Norton Yoder (1932-1993).
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  • - If you come here to see an archaeological collection you will be impressed by the quality of the artifacts and the posters on the walls giving you a brief explanation of the various phases of...  more »
  • I was here before for a tour but then went in for a concert. It has a beautiful ceiling and chandelier, the facade its also nice with wood cravings. It also has several mosaics inside and outside...  more »
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  • Free museum. Gorgeous mansion converted into an archeological exhibit. The pieces were once the private collection of archeaologist Presley Norton. The gorgeous Andalusian-inspired house once belonged to a wealthy local family and it is now a beautiful architectural oasis in the midst of buildings and downtown noise. Breathtaking architecture complete with spider chandleriers, high vault ceilings, and Spanish-style tilework decorations.
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