INAH Museums Network

128 Museums
Museo de Arqueología Subacuática Fuerte de San José
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 Arquitectura Maya, Baluarte de la Soledad
Local
This magnificent coastal fort, completed in 1692, is one of the oldest in New Spain. It houses an outstanding collection of Mayan architecture and sculpture from the Petén, Rio Bec, Chenes and Puuc regions of Campeche State. It formed part of the city of Campeche’s nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
Campeche
Museos
406
406
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 Chichén Itzá
Archeological site
Among the most famous pre-Hispanic cities, it combines Maya and Toltec cultures, it was an important capital in the tenth to the thirteenth centuries AD. A fine collection of archeological pieces explains the development of this city up to its decline, together with the explorations and discoveries that have enriched our knowledge.
Yucatán
Museos
427
No
427
Museo de Compostela
Local
The local museum in Compostela, the second capital of New Galicia, is now in an eighteenth century house. It has a valuable pre-Hispanic collection of the shaft tomb and Aztatlan cultures. Many objects tell the later story of the city and the surrounding district.
Nayarit
Museos
468
No
468
Museo de El Carmen
Metropolitan
A seventeenth-century Carmelite college and church, built by a prominent architect of the vice-regal period. Its collection includes frescos, religious art, and wax figurines by contemporary artist Carmen Carillo de Antúnez; mummified bodies of nuns and local inhabitants are also displayed in its ossuary.
Ciudad de México
Museos
404
si
404
Museo de la Cultura Huasteca
Local
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.
Tamaulipas
Museos
407
No
407
Museo de la Cultura Teotihuacana
Archeological site
Located at one of Mexico’s most important archeological sites, this museum displays more than 600 objects made from stone, wood, bone, shell, and obsidian from over the ten centuries the city lasted. The final “exhibit” is none other than the Pyramid of the Sun itself, framed in a great picture window.
Estado de México
Museos
408
No
408
Museo de la Fotografía de la Fototeca Nacional
Local
The venerable seventeenth-century former monastery of San Francisco in Pachuca houses an extremely rich collection of images from the nineteenth century onwards, featuring historical events, daily life, landscapes and visual essays. There are important collections of Tina Modotti, Nacho López, Guillermo Kahlo, and not least the collection amassed by Agustín Víctor Casasola.
Hidalgo
Museos
412
si
412

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