Town

Taxco de Alarcon

Address

1 Porfirio A. Delgado St., Downtown, Taxco, Gro., 40200. Phone (762) 622 1660

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 18:00; 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 video camera. Guided tours by appointment, temporary exhibitions, bookstore.

Synopsis

This museum was inaugurated in 1975. The exhibition includes the archaeological collection that Guillermo Spratling donated to Taxco. The most important Mesoamerican cultures, as well as the Taxco region history, are represented with original pieces and replicas.  The impulse that Spratling gave to the silversmith design in Taxco is acknowledged in this museum.  The Mezcala findings, as well as the collection of prehispanic metal works, are remarkable.

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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.  

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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.

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Town

Actopan

Address

Ex Convento San Nicolas Tolentino, Actopan, Hgo.  

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. 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 fee if you are willing to shot with a video camera. Summer workshops, guided tours, temporary exhibitions.

Synopsis

The museum is lodged in the former Augustinian convent built in the 16th century, dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Tolentino. The construction went through restoration in 1992.  The Gothic style architecture, and the Renaissant fresco mural paintings, made this building one of the most eclectic convents in Mexico. The collection is related to religious art, and includes oil paintings and wood carved saint and angel sculptures covered with gold leaf.

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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.

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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.  

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Town

Tula

Address

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

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. The $41 MXP fee includes the admission to the site museum, the archaeological site and the Introduction Hall. 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 shot with a video camera. Bookstore, wheel chair facilities.

Synopsis

The Guadalupe Mastache Hall was inaugurated in 2003. The purpose of this orientation hall is to introduce the visitors into Tolteca culture in a recreational way, helped by documentary projections and interactive media. Iconographic and architectural analysis of Tolteca Art, as well as other regional archaeology, are represented in this hall.

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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.

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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.  

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Town

Tepeapulco

Address

Hidalgo av. And Constitucion Square, Downtown, Tepeapulco, Hgo., 43970

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shot with a video camera. Temporary exhibitions.

Synopsis

The museum opened in 1959, in a 16th century building that used to be a Franciscan convent. The collection includes archaeological pieces from Teotihuacana, Tolteca and Mexica cultures. The nearby zone of Xihuingo was an important city in the trading routes of Mesoamerica.

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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.

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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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