Town

Compostela

Address

Juarez St. and Zaragoza St., Downtown, Compostela, Nay., 63700

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 15:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The building that lodges the museum was constructed in the18th century. The development of the Western Mesoamerican cultures in Nayarit and Compostela region, and the further conquest by Spaniards, are the themes of the museum. The collection includes Western Mexico anthropomorphic ceramic sculptures, vases, stone and bone jewelry and arrowheads, as well as a 19th and 20th centuries. The cannon that protected the San Blas Fort in Nayarit is exhibited, as well as photographs and documents related to Nayarit history.  

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

Town

Tepic

Address

91 N Mexico Ave., Downtown, Tepic, Nay. 63000. Phone (311) 212 1900

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 19:00; Saturday from 9:00 to 15:00. Admission fee 37 MXP. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours by appointment, workshops, book and gift shop, library.

Synopsis

The building that lodges the museum was constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries. The development of the Western Mesoamerican cultures, Colonial and Modern regional history, are the themes of the museum, inaugurated in 1969. The contemporary cultures of Nayarit, like Cora and Huichola, are represented in the Ethnographic collection. The 19th and 20th centuries armory is exhibited, as well as modern and religious colonial paintings.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx

Town

Oaxaca

Address

Centro Cultural Santo Domingo, Macedonio Alcala and Adolfo Gurrion St., Oaxaca, Oax. 68000. Phone: (951) 516 2991

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00. Entrance 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 fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours for students, by appointment; auditorium, cultural events, temporary exhibitions, bookstore.

Synopsis

The museum is part of the Santo Domingo Cultural Center. Shares the former Dominican convent area with an ethnobotanical garden, a newspaper library, a Catholic temple, and a library. The 16th and 17th centuries construction is one of the most important examples of the Colonial vice royal architecture.   The Pre Hispanic Cultures of Oaxaca region, such as Monte Alban, Yagul, Mitla, Lambitieco y Zaachila are described in the halls, as well as the Evangelization and Colonial period. Independent and Revolutionary periods, and contemporary Oaxaca, are also themes of this museum, inaugurated in 1972.

Web page

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

San Pedro Cholula

Address

2 8-Norte St., Col. Centro Ceremonial San Pedro Cholula, Pue. 72760

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $41 MXP fee includes 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 video camera. Bookstore.

Synopsis

The museum opened in 1971 and shows a vast sample of polychromatic pottery: plates, vases, cups, jugs and big and elegant vessels decorated with representations of gods and with the particular manufacture of earthenware crafts developed in Cholula. The display includes the explanation of the archeological site, its history and description of distinctive architectural elements. Some reproductions of the murals are exhibited, as well.  

Web Site

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Town

Monterrey

Address

Rafael Jose Verger St., Col. Obispado, Monterrey, N.L., 64010. Phone (81) 8346 0404, 8333 9751

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00. Entrance 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.  

Synopsis

The museum opened in 1956, in a 18th century building that represents the Baroque style developed in Northern Mexico. The exhibition lead us through the history of Nuevo Leon, from the Prehispanic settlements, the Evangelization, Colonial period, Independency, modern and contemporary Monterrey.  The collection is conformed by Prehispanic objects, documents, Retablos, sculptures, weapons, paintings, clothing and furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

Oaxaca

Address

609 Garcia Vigil St., Oaxaca, Oax., 68000. Phone (951) 516 1860

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to 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 on Sunday. There is a if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

This museum opened in 1943, in an 18th century house where Benito Juarez used to live. Relevant aspects of his life, like the Reforma war and the return of the Republican government in Mexico, are described in every room of the house, where original 19th century historic items are exhibited.  

Web page

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Town

Puebla

Address

Ejercito de Oriente Ave., Centro Civico 5 de Mayo, Col. de Los Fuertes. 72270 Puebla, Pue. Phone (222) 235 26 61

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

The museum opened in 1972. It is located in Loreto’s fort in the city of Puebla and it was built in 18th century. In this space you will find aspects related to the history of Mexico since Liberals triumph, the creation of Liberal Reforms, the instauration of the brief second Mexican Emperor, Maximiliano, and the triumph of the Republic. It has an accent on the French Intervention and the battle that was fought in the museum’s site, the famous Battle of Puebla on May the 5th. The collection gathers historical objects from the 19th century: weapons, flags, documents, oil painting and military outfits from the historic period that goes from the beginning of Independence to the instauration of the Republic.

Web page

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Town

Guelatao

Address

10 Benito Juarez Ave., Guelatao de Juarez, Oax., 68770

Admission and Services

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

Synopsis

This contemporary building, shared with the City Hall of Guelatao, was built in 1967 to homage Benito Juarez, in the place where the house he was born used to be. His life is described and honored here, from his childhood in Guelatao, his student times at Oaxaca city, to his rise to President. The exhibition is conformed of photographs, Juarez works and biographies, paintings, lithographs and personal belongings.  

Web site

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Town

Puebla

Address

Centro Civico 5 de Mayo, Col. Los Fuertes, Puebla, Pue. 72270. Phone (222) 236 0256, 236 4056

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.

Synopsis

This museum opened in 1976. The history of the Puebla region is reflected here, from the first settlers and cultivators, the Pre Hispanic cutures, being Cholula one of the most important cities, contemporary of Tajin and Teotihuacan; the Colonial age, Independency struggle and Revolution of 1910 periods are also represented in the collection, including the replica of the first baptismal font, archaeological findings, ethnographic objects and  historic documents.  

Web site

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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

Oaxaca

Address

Monte Alban Archaeological Zone, Oaxaca, Oax., 68140. Phone: (951) 516 7077, 516 1215

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00. The $51 MXP fee includes admission to the archaeological site and the museum. Children under 13, students, teachers 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 for students, by appointment; bookstore, gift shop, checkroom, facilities for physically challenged people.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1985, lodges part of the collection of Zapoteca stelae found in Monte Alban. The development of culture in Monte Alban, for  more than 13 centuries, their complex writing system, the calendar and other aspects of Zapoteca culture, are described in the museum. On Stelae 12 and 13 the calendar system can be appreciated. The stelae located in the central area relate the capture of four important characters and their presentation to the ruler. The development of cities like Mitla, Yagul and Zaachila is also described. The ritual earthenware is remarkable.

Web page

www.inah.gob.mx

Other Material (Spanish)

http://culturainah.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=221&Itemid=275

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Town

Tehuacan

Address

2 Norte Ave., Tehuacan, Pue., 75700. Phone (238) 382 4045

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 shoot with a video camera. Bookstore.

Synopsis

The building that houses the museum, inaugurated in 2002, is an 18th century ex-convent. The agriculture of the Tehuacan Valley, 12,000 years old; the domestication of wild corn, the early water control, the cultural development and urban centers growth, are described in the halls. A Mixteca vase, the earliest Teozintle corn cobs, found in the Coxcatlan caves, seeds of Pre Hispanic plants, earthenware, stone tools, masks and shields are exhibited.

Web site

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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

www.inah.gob.mx