National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología)
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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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Anthropology Museum Tour
Anthropology Museum Tour
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$23.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
The only way to experience a wonderful museum
Get the guide! We visited once without a guide and found the exhibits interesting, but we went back with a guide and he brought the museum to life for us with his stories Fascinating! (Also, only the most valuable items in the collections have signs in English, so you don’t always know what you are looking at without the guide. ) And you are allowed to enter an hour before the general public so you have the museum to yourself. Truly one of the best museum experiences we have ever had.
Brent_C, May 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

Mexico City Anthropology Museum Private Tour
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Mexico City Anthropology Museum Private Tour
David_G, Jan 2023
Anthropology Museum Tour
My spouse and I opted for a private tour due to Covid concerns. Our guide was prompt, friendly, and courteous. Although he told us it would take a week to tour all 20 rooms of the museum, he gave us the high points in a 2.5 hour tour. It was fascinating. He discussed the history, the peoples, the art, and how it all related to modern Mexico City. We both felt we learned a lot and enjoyed it immensely.
Learned So Much
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Learned So Much
Liz_W, May 2023
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Alexa is a phenomenal guide. So knowledgeable and the info she shared gave us insight on how the history interrelated with current events. Highly recommend this tour, and Alexa went the extra mile in taking us through the incredible art and influence of Mexican muralists.
Great tour!
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Great tour!
Leyla_G, May 2023
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
I had a private tour, and my guide Andrès was wonderful. He took his time with me to show me as much as possible. He was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Great experience
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Great experience
Durran_M, May 2023
Anthropology Museum Tour
Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. We would definitely take another tour with Emanuel as our guide.
Must see to understand Mexican history
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Must see to understand Mexican history
Glenn_D, May 2023
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
The whole experience was great. Jamie is a very knowledgeable tour guide. He really appreciates mexican history, and it shows
Gio was fantastic 😍
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Gio was fantastic 😍
Maria_T, Apr 2023
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Giovana my English tour guide was phenomenal. She was knowledgeable and patient with all my questions.
Archeology museum tour
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Archeology museum tour
Arati_S, Apr 2023
Anthropology Museum Tour
Fascinating and very informative museum . Our guide was very good and gave us a lot of information. Highly recommend this tour , esp if you are short on time.
Nice tour
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Nice tour
ibrahim_a, Apr 2023
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
The tour was very nice and the tour guide was very friendly and super knowledgeable who's doing his job with passion that you can feel it of his speech and enthusiasm.
Great tour
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Great tour
Antonio_G, Mar 2023
Anthropology Museum Tour
Emmanuel was knowledgeable and did a great job. It was a fun tour. He was aware of the time and starting early was a good plan.
Glad we took this tour!
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Glad we took this tour!
Maria_M, Apr 2023
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
We had a great time with Christian! He was so kind & generous with his knowledge across so many parts of our rich culture. Given the limited time to walk through so much, we felt more than satisfied from the areas we did cover and si glad we decided to take this tour. Now we’re looking forward to a return visit to continue exploring what we didn’t have time to visit together.
Chapultepec is a must-see for any Mexico City visitor!
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Chapultepec is a must-see for any Mexico City visitor!
James_F, Apr 2023
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
This tour is set in one of the most beautiful city parks I have ever seen. Wear your walking shoes and prepare to take it all in. Our guides, Hector and Letitia were gracious, knowledgeable, and passionate about the history they shared with us. I can't recommend this tour enough!
Excellent informative...
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Excellent informative...
cheflady50, Mar 2023
Anthropology Museum Tour
Excellent informative guide. Good group size. Good pace and interesting facts. Guide had illustrated pictures
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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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