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  • Museo de la Cultura Huasteca
    Museo de la Cultura Huasteca
  • Museo de la Cultura Huasteca
    Museo de la Cultura Huasteca
Museo de la Cultura Huasteca
Situated in the modern Metropolitan Cultural Space of Tampico, the Huastec Culture Museum displays the development of the Tenek, Nahua, Pame, Otomi and Tepehua peoples from the earliest times to the present. Nearly 2,000 pieces from six Mexican states tell the story in spectacular fashion.
About the museum
The museum safeguards and disseminates Huastec culture by uniting the archeological and ethnographic collections on the subject. It was opened on January 16, 1960 in a building that was part the Ciudad Madero Technological Institute but it switched to its new site on October 4, 2003 thanks to the efforts of a number of institutions, notably the Tamaulipas State Government, Conaculta, Tamaulipas INAH Center, San Luis Potosi INAH Center, Veracruz INAH Center and Patronato del Centro Cultural Tampico, A.C.

It is located inside the Metropolitan Cultural Space of Tampico (METRO), and the museum plan is based on the diversity of the different Huastec culture groups (the Tenek, Nahua, Pame, Otomi and Tepehua) from the pre-Hispanic era to the present. The collection brings together nearly 2,000 pieces from the states in which the Huastec region lies, namely Hidalgo, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Veracruz and Tamaulipas. It is a spectacular and groundbreaking exhibition covering the themes stated in the gallery names: Life, Fertility, Art, Death, Daily Life, World View, Body and Decoration, Work, Exchange, Sacred Space, Myth and Oral Tradition, and Huastec Heritage.
January 1970
April 2003
Practical information
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:45 hrs

$75.00 pesos

  • Extra fee for video cameras
  • Extra fee for professional cameras
  • Sundays free for Mexican citizens
  • Free entrance for Mexicans under 13 years old
  • Free entrance for Mexican students and teachers
  • Free entrance for Mexican senior citizens
  • No Smoking
  • No entry with food
  • Pets not allowed
  • No Flash
Boulevard Adolfo López Mateos s/n,
Colonia Obrera, C.P. 89050,
Tampico, Tamaulipas, México.

  • Accesibilidad
  • Estacionamiento
  • Sanitarios
  • Wifi
  • +52 (833) 210 22 17
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Héctor Pérez García
+52 (834) 306 01 60, ext. 368001
Gilberto Vega Perales
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+52 (834) 306 01 60, ext. 368002
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Colección del museo
Museo de la Cultura Huasteca
Museo de la Cultura Huasteca
Museo de la Cultura Huasteca
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