Town

Guanajuato

Address

6 Mendizabal St., Guanajuato, Gto., 36000. Phone (473) 732 1112, 732 1180

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00; Sunday from 10:00  to 15:00. Admission fee: $49 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera.

Synopsis

The museum was inaugurated in 1958, in a 19th century building where an important Independency battle took place. The imposing Neoclassical construction is an example of the wealth that Guanajuato achieved due to the mining industry. The collection divides in four major areas: Ethnographic, with crafts of the region; Historic, with objects from the Independency and Porfiriato ages; Archaeological, conformed with more than 5,000 pieces, that include Chupicuaro culture findings and the collections donated by Olga Costa and Jose Chavez Morado; and Art, to which the Hermenegildo Bustos paintings belong. The Guanajuato Photographic Library, one of the most important in Mexico, is in this building, which is also a relevant forum for the Cervantino Festival. The collection of Prehispanic stamping tools is remarkable.

Web page

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Town

Valle de Santiago

Address

27 Emilio Carranza St., Valle de Santiago, Gto., 38400. Phone (464) 643 5373

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 14:00. Free Admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera.

Synopsis

In this museum, inaugurated in 1975, is explained the importance of agriculture in the region of Mexico known as Bajio. The arrival of the Spaniards and the founding of convents, as well as the development of Prehispanic cultures like Tarasca, are represented in the collection that includes archaeological findings, such as Chupicuaro pottery.

Web page

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Town

Yuriria

Address

Plazuela Juarez, Yuriria, Gto., 38940. Phone (445) 68 2036

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission fee: $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Auditorium, bookstore.

Synopsis

The 16th century building that used to house an Augustinian convent, is one of the most important Plateresco architectural style constructions of the Colonial period. As a museum, it was inaugurated in 1926. The Prehispanic Hall lodges Chupicuaro and Tarasca cultures archaeological findings. Religious art of the New Spain, like painting and sculpture are exhibited, too. The Museum houses the Agustina Library, a collection conformed of nearly 3,000 volumes dated from the 16 to 19th centuries.  

Web page

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Town

Taxco de Alarcon

Address

1 Porfirio A. Delgado St., Downtown, Taxco, Gro., 40200. Phone (762) 622 1660

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 18:00; Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. Admission fee: $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, temporary exhibitions, bookstore.

Synopsis

This museum was inaugurated in 1975. The exhibition includes the archaeological collection that Guillermo Spratling donated to Taxco. The most important Mesoamerican cultures, as well as the Taxco region history, are represented with original pieces and replicas.  The impulse that Spratling gave to the silversmith design in Taxco is acknowledged in this museum.  The Mezcala findings, as well as the collection of prehispanic metal works, are remarkable.

Web page

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Town

San Miguel de Allende

Address

1 Cuna de Allende St., Downtown, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., 37700. Phone (415) 152 2499

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours. Tuesday to Sunday from to 17:00. Admission fee: $37 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera.

Synopsis

The museum was inaugurated in 1990, in a 17th century building where Ignacio Allende lived. The Chupicuaro culture, The Independent period and the life of Ignacio Allende, are the themes of the collection that includes archaeological, ethnologic and historic items.

Web page

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Micro Site

http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3118&Itemid=382

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Town

Dolores Hidalgo

Address

1 Morelos St., Downtown, Dolores Hidalgo, Gto., 37800. Phone (418) 182 0171

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours:Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 21:00; Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 17:00. Admission fee: $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Homage Hall.

Synopsis

This museum was inaugurated in 1946, in the 18th century building that used to be the Tithe House, and later the Parish that Hidalgo leaded as a priest. The history of the Independency struggle is represented with documents, arms, furniture and books from the 18th and 19th centuries. Miguel Hidalgo personal belongings are exhibited, as well as etching and painting works related to him and to the Independency war.  

Web page

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Town

Actopan

Address

Ex Convento San Nicolas Tolentino, Actopan, Hgo.  

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. Admission fee: $37 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shot with a video camera. Summer workshops, guided tours, temporary exhibitions.

Synopsis

The museum is lodged in the former Augustinian convent built in the 16th century, dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Tolentino. The construction went through restoration in 1992.  The Gothic style architecture, and the Renaissant fresco mural paintings, made this building one of the most eclectic convents in Mexico. The collection is related to religious art, and includes oil paintings and wood carved saint and angel sculptures covered with gold leaf.

Web page

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Town

Comonfort

Address

1 Arteaga St., Centro, Comonfort, Gto., 38200

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00. Admission fee: 31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Cultural activities at the open theater, temporary exhibition halls.

Synopsis

This 18th century building was residence of Jose Luis Mora, a liberal deputy after the Iturbide Empire. As a member of the First Legislature, he promoted the consolidation of the Mexican Republic. The Museum was inaugurated in 1989. The collection includes historical objects from the Prehispanic, Colonial and Modern ages, such as obsidian knives, pottery, ceramic sculptures, oil paintings, books, and a spinning wheel.

Web page

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Town

Chilpancingo

Address

Primer Congreso de Anahuac Square, Chilpancingo, Gro., 39000. Phone (747) 472 8088

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours, educational workshops, documentary projections, temporary exhibition hall.

Synopsis

This early 20th century building stands for the Neoclassical architecture of the period known as Porfiriato. It opened as a museum in 1987, representing the history of the region, from the Prehispanic age to the 19th century.  The collection includes archaeological findings, colonial art and oil paintings. The Mezcala greenstone sculptures are remarkable.

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Town

Tula

Address

2 km. Tula – Tlahuelilpan Hwy., Tula, Hgo., 48200. Phone: (773) 732 0705

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. The $41 MXP fee includes the admission to the site museum, the archaeological site and the Introduction Hall. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shot with a video camera. Bookstore, wheel chair facilities.

Synopsis

The Guadalupe Mastache Hall was inaugurated in 2003. The purpose of this orientation hall is to introduce the visitors into Tolteca culture in a recreational way, helped by documentary projections and interactive media. Iconographic and architectural analysis of Tolteca Art, as well as other regional archaeology, are represented in this hall.

Web page

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Town

San Felipe Torres Mochas

Address

121 Hidalgo St., San Felipe Torres Mochas, Gto., 37600.

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00  to 18:00; Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00. Admission fee: $31MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Homage Hall, temporary exhibition halls.

Synopsis

This 18th century building was the residence of Miguel Hidalgo from 1793 to 1803.The gatherings between the liberals that ended commanding the Independency were here. It is called The Little France because their political ideas came mainly from France.  In the Homage Hall there are two Hidalgo statues and several paintings. The set of the private room of Hidalgo shows a bed, a desk and other pieces of furniture. He lived here until he was transferred to the Dolores Parish.

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Town

Acapulco

Address

Hornitos and Morelos St., Downtown, Acapulco, Gro., 39300. Phone (744) 482 3828

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30to 18:30. Admission fee: $41 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore, auditorium, parking lot.

Synopsis

The 18 th century building that lodges this museum used to be a fortress. The museum represents the history of the region: the first settlers, Olmeca, Mixteca, Teotihuacana, Maya and Mexica influence; Acapulco as one of the most important ports in the New Spain, place of commercial and cultural exchange between Asia and America; the Independence struggle between Morelos Army and the last Crown soldiers that took place here, the San Diego Fort, constructed to protect the city from pirates. The collection includes archaeological findings, objects brought from Asia, like lacquers, ivory sculptures and China, and arms.

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Town

Tepeapulco

Address

Hidalgo av. And Constitucion Square, Downtown, Tepeapulco, Hgo., 43970

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shot with a video camera. Temporary exhibitions.

Synopsis

The museum opened in 1959, in a 16th century building that used to be a Franciscan convent. The collection includes archaeological pieces from Teotihuacana, Tolteca and Mexica cultures. The nearby zone of Xihuingo was an important city in the trading routes of Mesoamerica.

Web page

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