Amazing! I've spent hours at this museum, and been three times. I plan on going back. The ground floor has exhibits from the various indigenous groups of Mexico organized by region and the upper floors have exhibits of the same people today. Take your time, enjoy your trip around Mexico. Stop for lunch (the tortilla soup is wonderful) and then tour some more. This is one of my favorite museums in the world, and definitely worth spending a day.
This is probably the best-known Museum of Mexico City: treasures from all major pre-columbian cultures are collected here. Around the inner courtyard, each exibition area is dedicated to a different culture or geographical area. The exhibitions often continue in the outer area, so have a look there as well. It will easily take a day if you intend to explore the whole museum, so it would be wise to start exploring the cultures that you find most interesting, as you will inevitably tire quickly. Your priority should be the Aztec collection (with a giant sunstone and a model of Technotitlan), the Maya collection (with reconstructed temples in the outer area) and the Oaxaca collection with fascinating grave treasures.
This museum was my main purpuse while visiting Mexico City.
The Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology) is a national museum of Mexico. It’s one of the most interesting museums I’ve ever seen. It’s located in the area between Paseo de la Reforma and Calle Mahatma Gandhi within Chapultepec Park.
The museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the pre-Columbian heritage of Mexico, such as the Piedra del Sol (the "Stone of the Sun" or Aztec calendar stone) and the 16th-century Aztec statue of Xochipilli.
Designed in 1963 it has an impressive architecture with exhibition halls surrounding a patio with a huge pond and a vast square concrete umbrella supported by a single slender pillar (known as "el paraguas", Spanish for "the umbrella") around which splashes an artificial cascade. The halls are ringed by gardens, many of which contain outdoor exhibits. The museum has 23 rooms for exhibits.
Open 9.00 – 19.00.
Closed on Mondays.
Admission 51 pesos=4 USD
You can watch my 9 min 57 sec HD Video Mexico City Anthropology Museum out of my Youtube channel.
Museo National de Antropologia
Go as soon as it is open. i could only spend here 3 hours rather had 4 hours here.
for how to go here i dont know exacly as i have been brought by two couples and walked through the whole parc. think there is a shorter way to go here.
When i entered the searched my bag and i had to go through a gate. dont know if this was because of a bombing (they tried to blow up a police station) the day before or this is normal.
you have to give your bag at the gardarobe its free.
entrance 48 pesos
audio tour 60 pesos
Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
free entrance for
Children under thirteen years
Students and teachers presenting a valid ID card
Senior citizens over 60 years, retired and disabled persons
INAH’s degree candidates and researchers
and on Sundays, Mexican Citizens and foreigners with Mexican resedence.
It is located in Chapultepec Park and contains anthropological treasures from Mexico such as the Aztec Calendar. It also offers temporary exhibitions. A great way to learn about Mexico and its history!
Mexico's largest museum houses the main collection of its archaeological and ethnographic heritage. The ground level shows the archaeological collections and its gardens have reconstructions of architectural structures and spaces from the different cultures of precolumbian Mexico. The first floor shows the ethnographic collections from the indigenous communities living today in Mexico.
The building was completed in 1964 and is a very big international-style structure organized around a huge courtyard.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Access fee is $45.00 pesos ($4 USD) from 09:00 am to 5:00 pm, and $150.00 pesos ($13 USD) from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Free admission on Sundays.
This museums is one of the most imporant museums in the city.
If you are intersted in ancient cultures - this is the right place. Here you will find important information about the all ancient cultures that lived in Mexico,such as Olmec, Zapotec, Aztec, Maya, Teotihuacana... and many others.
The main room is refere the ancient Aztec culture, you will see the sun stone.
This is one of the most important museums in Mexico, with a huge collection of Aztec and other pre-hispanic objects and art.
This museum also has some great temporary exhibitions of items from other world class museums. There have recently been expositions of Egyptian art, items from the Persian culture and currently (Jan-April 2009) there is an exposition of many wonderful objects from the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, from the Czar era.
Entrance Fee: $51 MXP (around 4 USD); children under 13, students, teachers, senior citizens free of charge; Sundays free entrance to Mexican citizens showing IFE ID card and foreigners living in Mexico showing the FM2 or FM3 migratory document. (as per information in the web site).
Schedules: Tue to Sun 9 through 19 hrs., Monday closed
It didnt even occur to me to come here. It wasnt on my list of things to do but I met with VT member Yvon and he suggested we go. I am really glad we did. We actually could have walked to this place from our hotel but since it wasnt our plan to come here we just hopped on the Turibus. The Museo was the first stop. We decided to get off and check it out.
It is easy to spend hours in this place. It is huge with so much to see and it is all very interesting. It is a MUST SEE if you come to Mexico City.
The Admission price is 48.00 pesos. Less than $5 USD. They say that this is one of the top museumsin the world and its easy to see why. It is in the shapeof a U and there is two floors.
There are about 23 or so different rooms each showing a different area of Mexico and the different groups of people that occupied the land. It also exhibits their artifacts,art,clothing, etc...
There is just so much to see. There is also burial exhibits, prehistoric exhibits and modern day exhibits.
You can bring in a camera and take pictures without flash. If you bring in a video camera you will have to pay extra. Hours are from 9am-7pm Tuesday-Sunday
Pictures to come
Very interesting place, well worth a visit! I was facinated by all the presentations and exhibits. Most of them include artifacts from the pre-colombian period of Mexico. Everything is written in Spanish, but there are guides you can buy in other languages.
Getting there is easy - go to the "Chapultepec" and then get on one of the buses outside, just check with the driver that you are on the right bus headed to the museum.
Designed in 1963 by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. opened in 1964 by President Adolfo Lopez Mateos. In the middle of the exhibition halls there's a patio with a pond and some Fish and turtles. There's also a huge fountain that looks like a pilar, or a Pilar that is also a fountain, it's beautiful. Some of the exibitions halls have also a patio where you can find recontructions of temples and other arqueological representation, very interesting.
The most visited museum in México city. The best place to discover the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, Toltec and Zapotec culture and much more. It's a huge museum, I haven't visited all yet. The signage is both in Spanish and English, but having some prior knowledge of the mexican cultures or civilization it will make your journey easier. There's so much to see and all is presented in a very careful and beautiful way. It's really worth a visit.
Some pieces are so interesting that you have to look beyond, in the photo4 you will find a piece that is a Jaguar costume, if you look close in the mouth of the costume you can find that there's a human figure inside. It make me Wooow!!!! amazing! this was my favorite piece. The photo 5 is the god of Fire, I really like the presentation of this piece.