Town

Huejotzingo

Address

Plazuela de San Francisco, Huejotzingo, Pue. 74160 Phone: (227) 276 02 28

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Entrance 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. Permanent Exhibition.

Synopsis

This museum is housed in a magnificent 19th century Franciscan convent. It was opened in 1985. The museum offers the visitor a close look at the evangelization process in the Center of the country. An overview of the religious art that was part of the convent’s wealth is offered, as well. The collection is rich in baptismal fonts, Retablos, paintings, textile art and objects used in catholic rites.

Web page

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Town

Puebla

Address

103 18 Poniente St., Puebla, Pue. 72000 Phone: (222) 232 01 78

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Entrance 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 visits by appointment, checkroom.

Synopsis

This museum opened its doors to the public in 1938 and it is housed in an ex-convent built in 1606 to give noble ladies refuge. It approaches to religious art though a group of objects originally from Santa Catalina y Capuchinas, Santa Ines, Santa Rosa and Santa Monica convents. The building itself is part of the cultural offer of the museum. The collection contains religious objects such as painting, sculpture, books, documents, textiles, embroidery, retablos, and other items used for the rite. The collection of paintings of Miguel Cabrera, María de Luis Berruecos and other artists from the Puebla school of 17th and 18th centuries, as well as the one of Crowned Nuns, are remarkable.

Web page

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Town

Mazatlan

Address

76 Sixto Ozuna, Downtown, Mazatlan, Sin., 82000. Phone (669) 981 1455

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee $31 MXP. 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 use a video camera. Library, bookstore, gift shop, guided tours.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1989, occupies a 19th century building that used to be a residence. The cultures that inhabited Sinaloa, their customs, like their fishing techniques, clothing and rites are reflected in the halls.  The collection is conformed of pottery from Chametla and other sites, tools and jewelry. There are two funerary urns exhibited.

Web Site

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Town

Comalcalco

Address

Archaeological Zone, Comalcalco, Tab., 86900

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00. The $41 MXP fee includes the admission to the archaeological site and the museum. Children under 13, teachers, students and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore, wheel chair facilities.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1984, the Chontal Maya culture that developed in Comalcalco. Their everyday life, commerce and agriculture, as well as their cosmogony, writing technique and mathematical knowledge are represented in the halls. The collection is conformed of archaeological findings like tools and anthropomorphic figures of stone and earthenware.

Web site

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Town

Queretaro

Address

Ex Convento de San Francisco, 3 Corregidora Sur St, Downtown, Queretaro, Qro., 76000. Phone (442) 212 2031, 212 4888

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee $31 MXP. 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 shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, workshops, summer courses. Library, auditorium, temporary exhibitions, bookstore.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1936, occupies the 17th century building that once was the San Francisco Convent. Historic aspects like the French Intervention, and Porfirio Diaz dictatorship, as well as archaeological and ethnographic aspects of Queretaro are represented. The collection is conformed of Pre Hispanic objects, colonial furniture, Retablos, clothing and other religious items from the 16th to 18th centuries, and documents.

Web site

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Town

Hermosillo

Address

Jesus Garcia Final St. and Esteban Sarmiento St., Col. Matanza, Hermosillo, Son., 83080. Phones (662) 217 2580, 217 2714

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00; Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00. Entrance fee: $37 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens do not pay. Free admission: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to use a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1985, is lodged in an early 20th century building that used to be a jail. The historic and geographic aspects of Sonora are represented here. The Pre Hispanic cultures, like Casas Grandes; the Conquest, which was achieved in Sonora until the 18th century; the Independent period, the armed interventions, the Revolution of 1910, and the Resistance movement of the Seris, Mayos, Yaquis and Guarijios. The collection includes weapons, jewelry, religious objects and ethnographic items.

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Town

Oxolotan

Address

Ex Convento de Santo Domingo, Oxolotan, Tab., 86890

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Bookstore.

Synopsis

The 16th century building that once was a Dominic convent lodges the museum, inaugurated in 1988, after its restoration. Religion had great significance place in the New Spain; the convents occupied an important place in the community. The collection is conformed of items and art related to Catholic rites.

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Town

Cancun

Address

Kukulcan Blvd., next to Centro de Convenciones, Cancun, Q. Roo, 77500. Phone (998) 883 3671, 883 0305

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 20:00; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00. Entrance fee $37 MXP. 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 shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore, temporary exhibitions.

Synopsis

Maya culture relevant aspects, like technology, architecture and socioeconomics are represented in the museum inaugurated in 1980. The collection stems from the archaeological findings from Northern Quintana Roo.

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Town

Tenosique

Address

Archaeological zone, Pomona, Tab. 86900

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 16:00. Free admission. Children under 13, teachers, students and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Parking lot.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1991, is dedicated to the Maya culture that developed in the Usumacinta riverside. The collection is conformed of earthenware, Maya stelae and tableros,  among other archaeological findings.  Part of it was donated by a particular, while the other is product of INAH research.

Web site

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Town

Tampico

Address

Espacio Cultural Metropolitano, Adolfo Lopez Mateos Blvd., Col. Obrera, Tampico, Tamps., 89050. Phone (833) 210 2217

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00; Saturday from 10:00 to 15:00. Admission is $41 MXP . There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore.

Synopsis

The contemporary building that lodges this museum since 2003 is part of METRO, Espacio Cultural Metropolitano. The Huasteca region was inhabited by many ethnical groups: Teenek, Nahua, Pame, Totonaca, Otomi and Tepehua. Their Cosmo vision, commerce, agriculture and customs are represented in the museum.

Web site

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Town

San Luis Potosi

Address

Aranzazu Square, Downtown, San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., 78000. Phones (444) 814 3572, 812 0358

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee $37 MXP. 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 use a video camera. Library, bookstore, gift shop, guided tours.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1952, occupies part of a 16th century building that once was the Franciscan Convent. The Aranzazu chapel represents the Potosi Baroque style, with paintings by Miguel Cabrera and a roofed atrium, now is a hall of the museum. The history of this region, from the Huasteca, culture a Colonial period, to the Independency struggle, is represented in this museum.

Web site

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Town
Huimanguillo

Address
Principal Ave., Ex Pista Aerea La Venta, Huimanguillo, Tab. 86400

Admittance and Services
Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $37 MXP fee includes the admission to the archaeological site and the museum. Children under 13, teachers, students and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis
This museum, inaugurated in 1988, exhibits the main aspects of the Olmeca culture, like commerce, clothing, architecture and sculpture. The collection is conformed of archaeological findings and replicas. Most of the original colossal heads are in the La Venta National Park at Villahermosa, Tabasco.

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Town

Tlaxcala

Address

Ex Convento de San Francisco, San Francisco Ave., Downtown, Tlaxcala, Tlax. 90000. Phones (246) 462 0262, 462 6169

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee: $41 MXP. 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 shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, temporary exhibitions, library, summer courses, bookstore.

Synopsis

Upon the Spaniards arrival, Tlaxcala was the only region that allied with them against their longtime enemies, the Mexica. As a result, the Pre Hispanic culture merged with the European one. The museum, inaugurated in 1986, occupies a part of the 16th century former San Francisco convent. The Pre Columbian collection is conformed of archaeological and paleonthological objects. A Xochiteca skull that present dental incrustations; stone and ceramic sculptures, ritual vessels dedicated to Octecomatl, pulque deities; a Tecoaque wall of skulls, made after a sacrifice of Spaniards; Teotihuacan style braziers, jewelry and ritual funerary urns.  The Colonial collection includes 17th century oil paintings, religious furniture, and objects used in the Catholic rites. The Our Lady of Ascension Temple Mudejar wood-carved ceiling is remarkable.

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