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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología)
National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología)

National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología)

Av Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Gandhi S/N, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, 11560

The Basics

Designed by Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez, the National Museum of Anthropology is Mexico’s largest museum and houses the largest collection of ancient Mexican art in the world. Each of the 23 permanent exhibit halls is dedicated to a different cultural region or indigenous group, offering an in-depth look at the country’s history. Because of the museum’s size and the breath of the collection, many visitors need more than one day to explore it all.

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Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
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Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
$37.00 per adult
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Viewing all the scenery...
Viewing all the scenery and learning about Mexican history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and animated.
Mario_S, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

star-5
World-Famous Museum
Michael_H, Jun 2022
Monolingual Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
This is a World-Famous Museum! After the tour, I understood why. It is super organized and has incredible pieces in each area. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We spent about 3 hours there, but we could have spent 5 easily. It is that good!
star-4
Visit to anthropology museum
Clinketh, Jun 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Laura was helpful in describing and explaining the artifacts and history at the museum and during the visit to the Castle
star-5
An awesome experience !
Mario_C, May 2022
Monolingual Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Josue was very knowledgeable about the history of the different civilizations that inhabited Mexico in the prehispanic era. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Phenomenal experience!
Marie_F, Apr 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Our guide made the anthropological museum easy to understand and navigate. The Castle was phenomenal, a beautiful and interesting history bought to life by our tour guide Lelita.
star-5
Excellent experience
Regina_B, May 2022
Monolingual Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Antonio was an outstanding docent!! He was knowledgeable and interesting. I would recommend this tour.
star-5
A history lesson in one day
Nori_L, Apr 2022
Monolingual Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Antonio was so knowledgeable and gave us a great overview of Mexican anthropological history. We enjoyed our time with him very much.
star-5
Recommended
Kim_M, Apr 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Learned a lot of this country’s history from a very knowledgeable guide. I recommend this tour. Good pace for get our.
star-4
Split the tours
Christina_N, Apr 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
The Anthropology museum has free tours every two hours, there's no need to purchase that, but I did enjoy the Chapultepec tour. If I did this again I would separate these tours. I felt too rushed at the Chapultepec castle
star-5
Great experience
jorge_r, Apr 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
The experience was wonderful. Very informative. Small group during the tour was great. Our guide was excellent
star-5
Mexican Treasures
Micheal_c, Mar 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
The complexity of making and keeping Mexico so beautiful. With its complicated and ever changing political history, 2000BC to present this vast land mass holds so many natural, WoMan made objects and spiritual dimensions I now want to stay.
star-5
Great guide
John_H, Mar 2022
Monolingual Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Antonio was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable. As an English speaker, it was so helpful to have the explanation.
star-5
Many details
olga_m, Mar 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Amazing. Chapultepec Castle and National Museum of Anthropology. You waking a lot so use comfortable shoes.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available in the lobby at no additional cost.

  • All bags, backpacks, umbrellas, and packages must be checked before entering the exhibit halls.

  • The use of flash photography is not allowed in the museum.

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How to Get There

The National Museum of Anthropology is located on Avenida Paseo de La Reforma and Calzada Gandhi in Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec), on the edge of the Polanco district. The Chapultepec and Auditorio metro stations are nearby, and the museum is a stop on the Turibus route, Mexico City’s hop-on hop-off bus service.

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When to Get There

Even though this museum is the city’s most visited, its vast size allows enough room to accommodate the crowds without feeling cramped. On Sundays, Mexican residents receive free admission, so you’ll most likely encounter the most visitors then. Note that the museum is closed every Monday.

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Nearby Chapultepec Castle

Just south of the National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec Park, Chapultepec Castle is famous for being the only castle in North America to have housed royalty. Named after the Aztec word chapoltepēc, meaning “at the grasshopper’s hill,” the impressive hilltop structure is home to the National History Museum (Museo Nacional de Historia). The museum’s permanent collection includes paintings, documents, artifacts, and clothing from different periods in Mexican history and serves as a venue for concerts and theater productions.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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