Town

Pachuca

Address

Archivo Casasola and Hidalgo St., Downtown, Pachuca, Hgo., 42050. Phone (771) 719 1273, (771) 713 1977

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours:Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00. Free admission. Photographic or video cameras are not allowed. Guided tours for student groups by appointment.

Synopsis

The museum opened in 1984, in a 17th century building that used to be a Franciscan Convent. The collection is conformed of 19th and 20th centuries photographic cameras, negatives, daguerreotypes, glass plates and the collections guarded by INAH, being the most important the Abel Briquet, Charles B. Waite, Guillermo Kahlo, Agustin Casasola, Nacho Lopez, Tina Modotti, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Mariana Yamplosky ones. The pictures and plates restoration and conservation made by the INAH National System of Photographic Libraries is also represented.  

Web page

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Town

Tula

Address

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

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. The $41 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum, the archaeological site and the “Guadalupe Mastache” Introduction Hall. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shot with a video camera. Checkroom, bookstore.

Synopsis

The museum was inaugurated in 1982. Tula is the first city in Central Mexico to have historical records. Of its great influence in Mesoamerica, from San Luis Potosi to El Salvador, Chichen Itza is the best example. To Mexica people, the world “Toltec” meant city builder, and was a synonym of culture and knowledge. The archaeological findings of the region, like Chac Mool, are exhibited.

Web page

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Town

Morelia

Address

305 Allende St., Downtown, Morelia, Mich. 58000. Phone (443) 312 0407.

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 19:00; Sunday 9:00 to 14:00. Admission fee $41 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid I.D. do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shot with a video camera.  Guided tours, Michoacan History lectures and educational workshops; auditorium, checkroom.

Synopsis

The “Dr. Nicolas Leon Calderon” Michoacan Regional Museum was inaugurated in 1886, being the first of INAH Museums. This 18th century luxurious baroque-style former dwelling house, stands out because of its fine stone carving on facade and balconies, and patio arches.  The most important aspects of the History of Michoacan are reflected here, from the Western Mexico cultures to the modern age. Prehispanic archaeological findings, colonial armory, torture instruments, furniture, paintings and military, religious and civil clothing of centuries 17th to 19th are exhibited.  

Web Site

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Town

Cuernavaca

Address

100 Leyva St., Downtown, Cuernavaca, Mor. 62000. Phone (777) 312 8171, 312 6996.

Admitance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission fee $41 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid I.D. do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, auditorium, cultural activities, book and gift shop, student groups and Morelos haciendas, convents and archaeological zone tours by appointment.

Synopsis

“Cuauhnahuac” Regional Museum opened in 1974, in the 16th century building that used to be Hernan Cortes dwelling house. This colonial monument was built right on the place where Tlahuica palace was. The regional development, the first agriculture to the Tlahuica and other Prehispanic cultures that inhabited the Valley of Cuauhnahuac; the contact between European and American cultures, the military and religious conquer, the Independent struggle and aspects of contemporary Morelos State, like cane industry, are the themes of this museum.

Web Site

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Town

Lagos de Moreno

Address

499 Pedro Moreno St. at Rinconada de Capuchinas, 47400, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco
 
Admittance and Services

The museum opens Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18 hours. Admission is free. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a camcorder. Temporary exhibitions, restrooms. There is an office that deals construction permits in Lagos de Moreno Historical Center.

Synopsis

The building that lodges the museum was property of Agustin Rivera Sanroman, emblematic 19th century historian and writer. Temporary exhibitions of archaeological, historic and artistic heritage come mainly from Guadalajara Regional Museum’s heaps.

Web site

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Town

Tzintzuntzan

Address

Yacatas Ave., Tzintzuntzan, Mich. 58440

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. The $41 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum and the archaeological site. 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 videocamera. Guided tours, bookstore.

Synopsis

This museum was created in 1992 to show the Archaeological materials recuperated from the explorations of Tzintzuntzan, former capital of Purhepecha, the dominant nation of Western Mesoamerica. Ritual and day-by-day objects are exposed in accordance to their function in the original context. A map of Michoacan shows the points where the staple was obtained to manufacture such objects. Illustrations of the Ancient Royal Purhepecha genealogy and occupations are exhibited.  

Web Site

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Town

Cuautla

Address

3 Callejon del Castigo, Downtown, Cuautla, Mor. 62740. Phone (735) 352 8331

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 videocamera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

This 18th century building used to be a house where Morelos lived, and later, probably a Zapata military headquarter. As a museum it opened in 1947. The exhibition halls show the historic development of the region, from the first settlers to the Independency struggle, where Jose Maria Morelos had a crucial role. The archaeological findings include earthenware influenced by Olmeca and Mexica cultures, from Chalcatzingo and Olintepec. Other historic objects like coins, documents and armory are exhibited too.

Web Page

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Town

Guadalajara

Address

60 Liceo St. Hidalgo Sector, Guadalajara, Jal. 44100. Phone (33) 3614 9957, 3613 2703, 3614 5257

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. 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 videocamera. Guided tours, educational workshops, bookstore, gift shop, auditorium, video projections.

Synopsis

This museum opened in 1918, and was re-inaugurated in 1976. The 18th century building that lodges it was originally the Tridentino Saint Joseph Seminar, and after the Independence, a jail and headquarters. The history of the region is represented here, from the first settlers to the Revolutionary period. The collection includes paleontologic findings, archaeological objects from the Western Mexico cultures, colonial furniture, paintings from the centuries Seventeenth to Twentieth by Echave, Juarez, Rodriguez Juarez, Villalpando, Cabrera, Rivera and Dr. Atl. The ethnographic collection, with Cora and Huichol Peoples art, is remarkable.

Web Site

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Town

Cuitzeo del Porvenir

Address

Lado Oriente del Jardin Principal, Cuitzeo del Porvenir, Mich. 58840. Phone (455) 557 0175

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 19:00; 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 videocamera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore.
 
Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1974, was installed in the Refectory and some rooms of the former Santa Maria Magdalena Convent. This 16th century building is considered one of the most important constructions of Cuitzeo. The edification of the convent and the Augustinian order that raised it are relevant issues of the museum. Original furniture pieces are exhibited. The Printing collection from the centuries 16th to 19th includes historic images that show characters and events from the Revolutionary and Post Revolutionary periods.

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Town

Xochicalco

Address

Archaeological Zone, Xochicalco, Mor. 62790. Phone (777) 314 4048, 312 3108

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $51 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum and the archaeological site. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens with a valid I.D. do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shot with a videocamera. Permanent exhibitions.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1996, lodges the archaeological recoveries from the site. The regional Flora and Fauna, social organization, commercial relationships, day-to-day activities, Architecture and Sculpture of Xochicalco, along with the most important Mesoamerican deities, are represented here. There is a replica of the typical house dwelling.

Web Site

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Town

Puerto Vallarta

Address

Isla de los Niños del Río Cuale, Puerto Vallarta, Jal. 48300

Admitance and Services

Visiting Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera.

Synopsis

This museum was inaugurated in 1976. The exhibition is conformed of archaeological findings from Ixpa and Valle de Banderas, both Western Mexico cultures.

Web Site

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Town

Morelia

Address

323 Morelos Sur St., Downtown, Morelia, Mich. 58000. Phone (443) 913 2651

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 19:00. 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 videocamera. Bookstore, cultural and educational activities. The Historic Archive of the Former Bishopry of Michoacan is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 15:00.

Synopsis

This house from the 18th century, where Jose Maria Morelos lived, was inaugurated as a museum in 1939.  The exhibition is dedicated to his life, and the collection includes colonial furniture, photographs, paintings, documents and personal belongings of Morelos, such as a military jacket. The historic archive and the conventual books are remarkable.

Web Site

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Town

Coatetelco

Address

Archaeological Zone, Coatetelco, Mor. 62610

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $31 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum and the archaeological site. 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 videocamera. Permanent Exhibition.

Synopsis

This museum was inaugurated in 1976. The Tlahuica culture archaeological findings confirm that pilgrim Nahua tribes settled in Micatlan during the Mythical Pilgrimage from Aztlan. The earliest earthenware vestiges merge local and Teotihuacan styles. The ceramic sculpture style is part of the Mexica influence, and so are the Xipe Totec representations that took part in ritual human sacrifice ceremonies. All the pieces were recovered during the site explorations.

Web Site

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