Town

Ciudad Juarez

Address

16 de Septiembre Ave. and Juarez Ave., Downtown, Ciudad Juarez, Chih., 32000. Phone (656) 612 4707, (656) 612 296

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. Free admission. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, temporary exhibitions, library, auditorium, student advisory, educational workshops, artistic events, lectures, film festival. The Regional Fair of  History and Anthropology is organized by the museum, as well as the International Frontier Festival.

Synopsis

The “Ex Aduana de Ciudad Juarez” Museum of History opened in 1990, in the former Costume House building, constructed in the 19th century.  Historical events took place here, like the meeting of Porfirio Diaz with U.S. president Taft, as well as  the signature of the peace treaty between Diaz government  and Madero, that ended the Revolution. The history of this region, from the Prehispanic period to the Revolution of 1910, is represented in the collection, which includes paleontological findings, archaeological, ethnographical and historical objects, such as religious sculptures and paintings, and furniture from the independent period.

Web Site

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Town

Casas Grandes

Address

100 Independencia St., Paquimé, Casas Grandes, Chih., 31850. Phone (636) 692 4140

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. The $49 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 $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, bookstore, wheelchair facilities, checkroom, parking lot. Educational workshops, Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00, available by appointment.

Synopsis

The Museum of the Northern Cultures was inaugurated in 1996, in a contemporary, award-winning building that resembles the regional circular and half-buried constructions. The archaeological findings of Paquime, such as tropical bird skeletons, proof that this was an important trade center between Mesoamerican and Pueblo civilizations. This city was declared World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

Mexico City, Cuauhtemoc

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Address

13 Moneda St., Downtown, Cuauhtemoc, D.F., 06060. Phone (55) 5521 1822, 5522 1490, 5512 7452, 5542 0187

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. Free admission. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, educational workshops, library, cafeteria.

Synopsis

The National Museum of Cultures was inaugurated in 1965, in an 18th century building that housed the Viceroyal Mint. The collection stems from friend governments donations. The cultural diversity of the world is represented with archaeological and ethnographical objects from Southeast Asia, the South Pacific Ocean, North America, Africa, Rome and Greece. Every hall reflects different ways of thinking and of expressing, hopefully leading visitors to a better understanding of humankind.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

Tlalpan, Mexico City

Address

146 Insurgentes Sur Ave. and Periférico, Tlalpan, D.F., 14030. Phone (55) 5606 9758

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. Free admission. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, summer courses, student advisory, checkroom.

Synopsis

The Cuicuilco Archaeological Site Museum was opened in 1970. The archaeological findings exhibited here show that the inhabitants of Cuicuilco worshiped Huehueteotl, God of Fire. The city was buried in lava as a result of an eruption of the Xitle volcano.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

Torreon

Address

Bosque Venustiano Carranza, Juarez Ave., Torreon, Coah, 27000. Phone (871) 713 9545, 722 1568

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 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 Sundays. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, auditorium, library, guided tours, educational workshops, summer courses, bookstore, parking lot, wheelchair facilities, checkroom. Student advisory.

Synopsis

La Laguna Regional Museum opened in 1976. The first settlers, hunters and gatherers, the Mesoamerican cultures and the Lagunera Region are the three main themes of this museum. This diverse collection includes prehispanic archeological pieces, paleontologic findings, and ethnographic objects like clothing and baskets.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

Miguel Hidalgo

Address

Castillo de Chapultepec, Bosque de Chapultepec, 1st Section. Miguel Hidalgo, D.F., 11560. Phone (55) 5286 9920, 5553 6396, 5553 6325, 5553 6268

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. Admission fee $51 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, auditorium, library, educational services,  bookstore, checkroom.

Synopsis

The National Museum of History opened in 1944. This historical building used to be Emperor Maximilian residence, and later, military academy and astronomical observatory. Many Presidents of Mexico lived here, until Lazaro Cardenas ordered to make this palace a museum of history. The collection includes Maximilian and Porfirio Diaz furniture pieces, as well as historical objects like carriages, coins, flags, documents and religious art. The History of Mexico is represented in the mural paintings by Juan O'Gorman, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jorge Gonzalez Camarena.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx

Virtual Visit

http://culturainah.org/panorama360/museonacional/

Town
Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City

Address
Revolucion Ave. And Monasterio, San Angel, A. Obregón, D.F., 01000. Phone (55) 5616 1504,  5616 2816,  5616 2073, 5616 1177

Admittance 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 ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, EDUCAL bookstore, auditorium, guided tours by appointment, educational workshops, summer courses, student advisory.

Synopsis
El Carmen Museum opened in 1938, in the 17th century building that used to be the Carmelite Convent and College. The origin of this catholic religious order goes back to the 12th century. The strong Marian devotion is reflected in several images that remain on the corridors and cell walls. The mummies of benefactors are exhibited in the crypt. The way of life of the New Spain monks is represented here.  The collection includes religious sculptures, engravings, furniture and works of well-known painters like Cristóbal de Villalpando.

Web Site
www.inah.gob.mx

Virtual Visit

http://culturainah.org/panorama360/carmen/index.html

Town
Colima

Address
1 Portal Morelos and Reforma St., Downtown, Colima, Col., 28000. Phone (312) 312 9228

Admittance and Services
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. 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 $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, guided tours, educational workshops, summer courses, student advisory, checkroom.

Synopsis
The Colima Regional Museum of History opened in 1988. The 19th century building that houses it is located at the Main Square, at Portal Morelos, near the former Cathedral, called Basílica Menor, and the Government Palace. The collection guides through the history of Colima, from the Prehispanic West Mexico culture to the first half of 20th Century. The ceramic animal and human sculptures from the region are remarkable.

Web site
www.inah.gob.mx

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Town

Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City

Address

Reforma Ave. and Gandhi St., Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, D.F., 11560. Phone (55) 5553 6266, 5553 6332,  5286 1791

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 19:00, Sunday and Holidays 10:00 to 16:00. Admission fee $51 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday for Mexican citizens and residents.

There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Complementary activities, like workshops for children and young people, courses for teachers, young and adult persons. Facilities for physically challenged people. Due to the great demand of such services, it is advisable to arrange a previous appointment. For further information, call 5553-6253.

The Cultural Services Department schedules activities, such as courses, lectures and concerts. Guided tours in Spanish, English and French, Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 to 17:30. Temporary exhibitions, auditoriums, library, museum guide for children, audioguide, student advisory, gift shop, bookstore, parking lot, elevators, electric stairs, restaurant, checkroom.

Synopsis

The National Museum of Anthropology was built in 1963, designed by architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, and inaugurated  in 1964. The Prehispanic cultures are represented in each hall, the first of them related to the early settlers of America. Mesoamerican cultures, like Teotihuacan, Tolteca, Olmeca, Mixteca, Zapoteca, Mexica, Maya, as well as Gran Chichimeca culture mayor city, Paquime.

The Western Cultures Hall shows the archaeological findings of Sinaloa, Nayarit, Colima, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Guerrero and Michoacan.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx

Virtual Visit

http://culturainah.org/images/stories/panorama_360/MNA/index.html


E-mail

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Town

Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City

Address

Rampa de Acceso al Castillo de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo D.F.,11580. Phone (55) 5286 3975, 5553 6391

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:15. 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 $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Museum miniguide, library, guided tours, bookstore, checkroom, student advisory. Facilities for people with disabilities.

Synopsis

The Gallery of History, also known as Museo del Caracol, opened in 1960 in a building designed by architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez. The Gallery is intended to guide the students through the history of Mexico, from the New Spain to the Revolution of 1910, putting accent on the 19th century Independent period.

Web Site

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E-mail

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Town

Coyoacan, Mexico City

Address

20 de Agosto St. And General Anaya St., San Diego Churubusco, Coyoacan, D.F., 04120. Phone (55) 5604 0981, 5604 0981

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. 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 $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, guided tours, museum miniguide, educational workshops, summer courses, student advisory, auditorium, library, bookstore, checkroom.

Synopsis

The National Museum of Interventions opened in 1981, in a 17th century building, the Ex Churubusco Convent. It was a fortress during the 19th century. The permanent exhibition halls represent the foreign Armed Interventions that Mexico faced as an Independent country, in the 19th and 20th centuries. The principle of self-determination of the people and the principle of no-intervention, are the main concepts of Mexican Foreign Policy, and are the themes of this museum. Documents, weapons, flags, furniture and litographies conform the collection.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City

Address
8 Seminario St., Downtown, Cuauhtemoc, D.F., 06060. Phone (55) 5542 0256, 5542 4785, 5542 4787, 5542 1717

Admittance and Services
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 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 presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, auditorium, library, guided tours, museum miniguide, audioguide, educational workshops, summer courses, bookstore, parking lot, wheelchair facilities, checkroom. Student advisory.

Synopsis
The Templo Mayor Museum was inaugurated in 1987. This building was designed to exhibit the archaeological findings of the zone that used to be the Main Temple of Mexica peoples. The collection shows the political, military and aesthetic relevance of the city that dominated Mesoamerica before the Spaniards arrived. The Coyolxauhqui monolith discovery on 1978, enabled the archaeologists to find the exact place where the pyramid stood, since the Huitzilopochtli myth tells that he threw his sister down from Coatepec mount.

Web Site
www.inah.gob.mx

Virtual Visit

www.templomayor.inah.gob.mx

E-mail
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Town
Cuauhtemoc. Mexico City

Address
35 Río Lerma St., Cuauhtemoc, D.F., 06500. Phone (55) 5535 2920, 5546 6494

Admittance and Services
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 19:00, Sunday  11:00 to 15:00. 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 $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, library, auditorium, guided tours, educational workshops, summer courses, student advisory, checkroom.

Synopsis
The “Casa de Carranza” Museum opened in 1961, and became part of the INAH museums network in 1993. The early 20th century building is the last house where Venustiano Carranza lived, for six months, before his decease. The collection of Carranza’s personal belongings, such as photographs, furniture and documents, reflects the historical period of the Revolution of 1910. The original Plan de Guadalupe document is exhibited here.

Web Site
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