INAH Museums Network

126 Museums
Museo Regional de Puebla
Regional
A modern building houses a vast collection about the life and culture of the state. Archeology, history (in the nineteenth century Puebla was laid siege ten times), academic culture, popular culture, customs, dances and a great variety of arts and crafts.
Puebla
Museos
489
No
489
Museo Regional de Querétaro
Regional
A colonial building, the Former Monastery of San Francisco is home to Querétaro’s collection of archeology, history, culture and ethnology. It focuses on the Otomi and Chichimeca ethnic groups, the multi-coloured society of the viceregal period, and the restless society of the early independence period.
Querétaro
Museos
490
si
490
Museo Regional de Sonora
Regional
The INAH Regional Museum for the state is in an old prison building of the Porfiriato in Hermosillo, dating to 1908. Its purpose is to display the archeology, history and culture of the region in its 18 permanent and five temporary exhibition galleries.
Sonora
Museos
491
No
491
Museo Regional de Tlaxcala, ex Convento de La Asunción de Nuestra Señora
Regional
An impressive construction notable for the church’s remarkable Mudejar-style coffered ceiling made with gilded wood. The museum preserves the pre-Hispanic and viceregal history of Tlaxcala—a vital ally for the Conquistadors—along with displays of nineteenth and twentieth-century luxury objects and tools.
Tlaxcala
Museos
492
No
492
Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón
Regional
A majestic Porfirian (late nineteenth-century building) holds a valuable collection of Maya pieces (some are on loan to the State Museum in Mérida), and hosts temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts and workshops about the ancient and modern indigenous peoples of Mexico.
Yucatán
Museos
493
si
493
Museo Regional Potosino
Regional
The history and culture of the San Luis Potosí region and its predecessors: the Mesoamerican and Huasteca cultures, the city of Tamtoc, the Viceroyalty, Independence, the wars of the nineteenth century, the period of Porfirio Díaz and the Revolution: these are all exhibited in a splendid building dating from 1591 which incorporates the beautiful Aranzazu chapel.
San Luis Potosí
Museos
496
No
496
Museo Tuxteco
Local
In the former town hall of Santiago Tuxtla, the place Hernán Cortés chose to establish his marquisate, where he set up the continent’s first wine press. The museum has rich archeological displays of Olmec, Totonac and Mexica cultures, as well as revealing pieces from the viceregal period.
Veracruz
Museos
497
No
497
Museo Virreinal de Acolman. Ex convento de San Agustín
Local
This museum—housed in a large Augustinian construction built near Teotihuacan in a Plateresque and Gothic style, dating back to 1539—has an invaluable set of very early murals and impressive cloisters. The collection includes pre-Hispanic objects, as well as religious paintings and sculptures from the viceregal period.
Estado de México
Museos
498
498
Museo y Archivo Histórico Casa de Morelos
Historic place
The house that José María Morelos bought in 1801, in Valladolid (Morelia), for his sister to live in, houses a magnificent museum about his life and his role in the War of Independence, as well as the archives of two million documents from the Bishopric and Government of Michoacan.
Michoacán
Museos
500
si
500

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