Town
Iztapalapa, Mexico City

Address
10 Morelos St., Culhuacán, Iztapalapa D.F., 09800. Phone (55) 5608 0163, 5608 0122

Admittance and Services
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 15:00. Free admission. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, guided tours, educational workshops, summer courses, library, cultural and artistic events, parking lot, checkroom, student advisory.

Synopsis
The “Ex Convento de San Juan Evangelista” Culhuacan Community Center opened in 1984, in a 16th century former convent. The permanent exhibition halls, inaugurated in 1994, show the historical relevance of Culhuacan in the Prehispanic period, when there used to be a lake, being the Colhuas developers of Chinampa system adopted by Mexicas. The colonial religious collection of paintings, furniture and house ware is remarkable.

Web Site
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Town

La Ferreria

Address

La Ferreria Archaeological Site, (about 7 kms. from Durango city).

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 by appointment, bookstore, wheel chair facilities.

Synopsis

The museum opened in 2000. Two permanent exhibition halls show the archaeological findings of this region, related to the Chalchihuites culture.

Web site

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Town

San Juan Teotihuacan

Address

22+600 Km. Ecatepec-Piramides Highway, San Juan Teotihuacan, Edo. Mex., 55800. Phone (594) 956 0276,  956 0052

Admittance

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00. The $51 MXP fee includes the admission to the Museum of Teotihuacan Mural Paintings, the Site Museum and the Archaeological Site.  Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid I.D. do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee is you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Checkroom, bookstore.

Synopsis

This museum opened in 1963, in a building constructed to house it. Teotihuacan culture had great influence in Mesoamerica, and the reasons why this city was abandoned are not precise. The “Place Where Men Become Gods” represents the Classic period of arts: architecture, sculpture and mural painting. The social organization, as well as the importance of religion and commerce in the daily life, are reconstructed in this Museum, based on archaeological findings.

Web page

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Town

Chimalhuacan

Address

Pochotes St., Barrio de San Andres, Chimalhuacan, Edo. Mex., 56337.

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera.

Synopsis

The archaeological site museum opened in 2000. The building design is based on the Prehispanic architecture, influenced by Tolteca and Teotihuacana, of the region. Chimalhuacan was one or the Texcoco Seignoiries, and later, on the Colonial period, an important Evangelization center. The collection includes paleontological findings, a ball court ring and pictures and replicas of archaeological items. The regional craft of stonecutting is represented here.

Web site

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Town
Tlalnepantla

Address
Cuauhtemoc St., San Bartolo Tenayuca, Edo. Mex., 54770. Phone (55) 5391 0780

Admittance and Services
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:30. 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. Bookstore.

Synopsis
Inaugurated in 1985, the Museum is dedicated to the history of Tenayuca, the first Chichimeca town in the area known as Cuenca de Mexico, founded in 1224 by Xolotl. The collection includes Prehispanic earthenware and paleontological findings of the region.

Web page
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Town
San Juan Teotihuacan

Address
3rd and 3B Doors, Teotihuacan Archaeological Zone Circuit, Teotihuacan, Edo. Mex.,  55850. Phone (595) 958 2081.

Admittance and Services
Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. The $51 MXP fee includes the admission to the Museum of Teotihuacan Mural Paintings, the Site Museum and the Archaeological Site. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid I.D. do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee is you are willing to shoot with a video camera.  Auditorium, bookstore, checkroom, parking lot, wheelchair facilities.

Synopsis
This specialized museum on mural paintings was inaugurated in 2001.  The Teotihuacan culture is placed in time and space. Both the technical elements, like the production of pigments, and the thematic ones, as the flora, fauna and deity iconography, are represented here. There is a replica of the Portico of Tetitla, scale models and items related to restoration and conservation.  

Web Site
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Town

Ecatepec

Address

Via Morelos, Ecatepec de Morelos, Edo. Mex., 55000. Phone (55) 5839 5864, 5839 5864

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, auditorium, library, parking lot, guided tours. Basic and Secondary Education courses; Nahuatl and English classes, among others. Workshops.

Synopsis

This 18th century building, the former Mexico Consulate, was constructed in the old road to Veracruz.  As a community center, it was inaugurated in 1990. In this place Morelos, one on the Independency heroes, slept his last night before being executed. It is the most important cultural center in Ecatepec area. The paleontologic exhibition includes mammoth remains. The historical one, represents the cell where José María Morelos spent his last moments, and shows some of his personal belongings. Furniture, colonial oil paintings and other historic items complement the collection.

Web site

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Town

Acolman

Address

11 km. Mexico-Teotihuacan Highway, Acolman, Edomex, 55855. Phone (594) 957 0223

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:30. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Bookstore.

Synopsis

The Tepexpan Museum was inaugurated in 1955, near the place where the oldest human of America was discovered in 1947. This important finding attracted attention to the Prehistoric ages in Mexico. Further investigations revealed that the remains, known as the Man of Tepexpan, were not 12,000 years old, but approximately 6,000.  The collection includes other paleontological discoveries, like mammoths.

Web page

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Town

Tlalnepantla

Address

Eusebio Davalos Square, Santa Cecilia Acatitlan, Tlalnepantla, Edo Mex., 56100.

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:30. 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 videocamera. Bookstore.

Synopsis

This 18th century building used to be the house of archaeologist Eusebio Davalos, and opened as a museum in 1961. The halls lodge collections of Tlalnepantla archaeologist findings, and stone and ceramic sculptures of the Mexica culture. The 19th century period is represented too, with recreations of the kitchen, dining and living rooms, and pieces like furniture, domestic items and religious paintings. The former tinacal, room where pulque was made, can be visited.

Web site

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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

Tepotzotlan

Address

Hidalgo Square 99, Tepotzotlan, Edo. Mex., 54600. Phones (55) 5876 0245, 5876 2771, 5876 0332.

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00. Admission fee: $49 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 video camera. Artistic events, theater, music concerts, film festival, academic lectures, courses, educational activities, workshops, guided tours by appointment. Audioguide, bookstore, checkroom.

Synopsis

This building was constructed in the 16th century by the Jesuit order, to house a convent and three colleges. The Museum lodges the most important collection of Viceroyalty Colonial art, such as gold and silversmith, furniture and musical instruments. The social organization, and the importance of the spiritual life for the people of the New Spain, is reflected here. The Retablos, altarpieces covered with gold leaf, as well as the sculptures and paintings of the Colonial Period are exhibited. The rooms where the monks studied and lived can be visited. The collection of Crowned Nuns paintings is remarkable.

Web page

www.virreinato.gob.mx

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Virtual Visit

http://culturainah.org/images/stories/panorama_360/virreynato360/index.html

Town

Acolman

Address

Agustinos Ave., Acolman, Edomex, 55870. Phone (594) 957 1644

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 videocamera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore.

Synopsis

The building that houses the museum, one of the first New Spain convents, was built in the 16th century by the Augustinian order.  The history, construction and restoration of this ex convent, as well as the life of its former inhabitants, are represented here. The collection includes paintings, frescos, goldsmith crafts and other religious items from the Colonial period.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

Virtual Visit

http://culturainah.org/panorama360/acolman/

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

www.inah.gob.mx