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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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

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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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