• INAH-DMC/Archivo
    INAH-DMC/Archivo
  • INAH-DMC/Archivo
    INAH-DMC/Archivo
  • INAH-DMC/Archivo
    INAH-DMC/Archivo
  • INAH-DMC/Archivo
    INAH-DMC/Archivo
  • INAH-DMC/Archivo
    INAH-DMC/Archivo
  • INAH-DMC/Archivo
    INAH-DMC/Archivo
  • INAH-MNC/Archivo
    INAH-MNC/Archivo
  • INAH-MNC/Archivo
    INAH-MNC/Archivo
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
The National Museum of World Cultures is one of the five national museums managed by the National Institute of Anthropology and History, and the only one in the country with the clear intention of introducing visitors to the cultural diversity of the world.
About the museum
In 1825, the first president of Mexico, General Guadalupe Victoria, advised by historian Lucas Alamán, ordered the founding of the National Museum. Later, the Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg issued a decree in 1865 that the collections and objects of pre-Hispanic Mexico, together with items relating to natural history, should be kept in this museum on the site that was previously occupied by the so-called “black house” of Moctezuma II, where it is said the Aztec ruler meditated on the great issues that shook Tenochtitlan.

 

This building, which since 1965 houses the National Museum of World Cultures, was also the first Mint during the colonial period. During the administration of Benito Juarez it housed the Supreme Court, and for a century it was an important center for initiatives to document history and conduct research on archaeology, ethnography, history and studies in support of the exhibitions held in its galleries, contributing in this way to the development of national identity.

 

The importance of its collections is such that they became the foundation of other major museums such as the first Museum of Natural History in the Chopo, the National History Museum in Chapultepec Castle in 1940, and the National Anthropology Museum in 1964. The task of the National Museum of World Cultures is to safeguard objects from different cultures around the world. Likewise, it responds to Mexican State policies to develop, in forms appropriate to a museum, universal themes about ancient civilizations and cultures from different parts of the globe.

 

Today, the Museum comprises three exhibition galleries: the International Gallery, the Mediterranean Gallery: a Sea of Cultures, and the China Gallery.
December 1965
88_fachada_mnc_lupercio361835
INAH-FN/Acervo Culhuacán/José María Lupercio, inv. 361835
88_fachada_mnc_360899
INAH-FN/Acervo Culhuacán, inv. 360899
88_visita_alvaro_obregon_museo_nacional_464901
INAH-FN/Acervo Culhuacán, inv. 464901
88_biblioteca_mnc_364322
INAH-FN/Acervo Culhuacán/María I. Vidal, inv. 364322
Practical information
Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs. Maximum capacity 40 people at time.

$65.00 pesos

  • 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
Moneda No. 13, Centro Histórico,
Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06060,
Ciudad de México, México.

On line 2 of the Mexico City Metro, the nearest station is Zócalo.


Services
  • Biblioteca
  • Cafetería
  • Sanitarios
  • Tienda
  • Visitas guiadas
  • +52 (55) 5510 9922
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • WWW
  • FACEBOOK
Directory
Dirección
Alejandra Gómez Colorado
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(55) 5510 9922
Subdirección Administrativa
Mtro. Venancio Velázquez
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(55) 55109922
Subdirección Técnica
Karla Jaqueline Peniche Romero
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(55) 5510 9922
Departamento de Comunicación Educativa
Guadalupe Monserrat Navarro
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(55) 5510 9922
Subdirección de difusión
Jorge Luis Berdeja Martínez
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(55 ) 5510 9922
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
6844
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
8962
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
10314
2022
18091
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
Alfombras de Irán. Paraísos errantes
Exposición Temporal
2021
2021
18010
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
2020
17752
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
88a000
88_slider_museo_nacional_culturas_DMC
INAH-DMC/Archivo
88_slider_museo_nacional_culturas_DMC_2
INAH-DMC/Archivo
INAH - DMC / Archivo
88_slider_museo_nacional_culturas_DMC_3
INAH-DMC/Archivo
88_slider_museo_nacional_culturas_DMC_6
INAH-DMC/Archivo
88_slider_museo_nacional_culturas_DMC_7
INAH-DMC/Archivo
88_MNC_SALAS_MEDITERRANEO
INAH-MNC/Archivo
88_Sala_Egipto_MNC_IMG_6268
INAH-MNC/Archivo
19.432752, -99.131149
Texto © CONACULTA.INAH.Museo Nacional de las Culturas CNME Imágenes © CONACULTA.INAH.Dirección de Medios.Mauricio Marat © CONACULTA.INAH.Dirección de Medios.Héctor Montaño © CONACULTA.INAH.Fototeca CNME.Gliserio Castañeda
Coordinación Nacional de Museos y Exposiciones
68
COM_CCK_Gratuito
9
INAH-DMC/Archivo

LEGAL NOTICE

The contents of this website belong to the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de México, and may be downloaded and shared without alterations, provided that the author is acknowledged and if is not for commercial purposes.

Footer MediatecaINAH

Guardar
Lugares INAH

Idioma