INAH Museums Network

126 Museums
Museo Arqueológico del Camino Real de Hecelchakán
Local
Opened to the public in 1965, in an eighteenth-century colonial house, the museum exhibits Maya architectural elements from various sites, as well a fine collection of Jaina figures, vessels and carved stone objects.
Campeche
Museos
392
392
Museo Arqueológico del Soconusco
Local
The history of Xoconochco (place of the bitter tuna cactus) is told in a 1920s Art Deco building. It is a tale of a land that was conquered by the Mexica, but whose original inhabitants were the Mokaya, who gave way more than two thousand years ago to the Olmecs, who left stelae and monoliths, such as those in Izapa dating back to 1500 B.C.
Chiapas
Museos
396
No
396
Museo Baluarte de Santiago
Local
Part of the old wall defending the port of Veracruz against pirate attacks. The bastion of Santiago is the only surviving bastion. It houses and displays the “fisherman’s jewels,” a notable collection of pre-Hispanic gold and silver pieces found by a Veracruz fisherman.
Veracruz
Museos
397
No
397
Museo Casa Agustín Rivera, Altos de Jalisco
Showroom
A large house in Lagos de Moreno built in 1764, inhabited in the nineteenth century by Agustín Rivera y Sanrománn, the canon and historian who was an active liberal of the Juarista movement. It frequently houses temporary exhibitions about archeology, history and local art.
Jalisco
Museos
399
No
399
Museo Casa de Carranza
Historic place
A house from the Porfirio Diaz era and Venustiano Carranza’s family home during the last six months of his life. Later used as a military barracks, headquarters of the “association of constitutionalists” and library. It houses a varied exhibition of objects from the political and private life of Mexico’s “First Chief” of the Constitutionalist forces.
Ciudad de México
Museos
400
400
Museo de Arqueología Maya, Fuerte de San Miguel
Local
In one of the mightiest forts of the vice-royal period, dating from the late eighteenth century, this museum is now home to two unique collections: the funerary jade masks of Calakmul, and the funerary ceramic figures of Jaina. In addition, there are some remarkable Mayan stone sculptures. The architecture and splendid collections of the Fuerte de San Miguel were among the main reasons why the city of Campeche was listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999.
Campeche
Museos
401
si
401
Museo de Arqueología Subacuática San José el Alto
Local
The fort of San José el Alto in Campeche, built for defence against the English, which also resisted sieges by the Yucatecans and the French, today contains an important collection of archaeological objects submerged in marine waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican Caribbean. In addition, the museum exhibits a collection of antique historical arms from the 16th to the 19th centuries, a rare cannon salvaged from the sea and scale models of famous ships.
Campeche
Museos
465
si
465
Museo de Arte Religioso ex Convento de Santa Mónica
Historic place
The first museum dedicated to female monastic life during the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. The objects in the collection reflect a variety of customs and roles. There is a fine collection of paintings by renowned artists.
Puebla
Museos
402
No
402
Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares de Pátzcuaro
Local
The San Nicolás Obispo College, built for Vasco de Quiroga and opened in 1540, displays the wonderful handcrafts of Michoacan which include: pottery, copper, stone and wooden crafts, lacquerware from Uruapan and Quiroga, Patzcuaro-style guilding, backstrap weaving, treadle loom weaving and embroidery.
Michoacán
Museos
403
No
403

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