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10 Best Museums in Mexico City

Museos importantes CDMX

Mexico City is the second city in the world with the most museums, right after London. This is why we want to share with you the best museums in the city.

These are the 10 Best Museums in Mexico City.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera House-Museum

Museo Frida Kahlo

This home, nowadays a museum, was the house and studio of two major Mexican figures: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. As a permanent exhibition they have “The Painters Studio” where they hold some works of the painter and muralist Diego Rivera. His works include historical, traditional, and daily peoples aspects which exhibit the rich culture of the country.

If you are interested in visiting this museum, I invite you to check out our article: Frida Kahlo Museum. Here you will find all the necessary information and the best way to visit the museum.

Museum Franz Mayer

Museo Franz Mayer

This museum used to be a hospitality institution for four centuries and nowadays it holds incredible temporary exhibitions. For this reason, you can visit here more than once and enjoy it each time. They also hold 3 permanent exhibitions, the most popular being their collection of functionally ornamented objects. The museum specializes in decorative arts and is home to various cultural festivities.

Address: Hidalgo 45. Centro Histórico. Ciudad de México. 06300

Prices: Depends on the expositions they hold at the moment ($50 MX Pesos generally.)

Tuesdays entry is FREE, only to the permanent collection.

Hours:  Tuesday to Friday: 10AM to 5PM

Summer Hours: Saturday and Sundays from 10AM to 7PM. Contact Them: (52)55182266

MIDE, Economical Interactive Museum

Museo de economía Mide

Did you know this is the first museum in the world dedicated to explaining the economy, finances and sustainable development? This museum explains those complex subjects through interactive activities that make it fun and easy to understand. This makes it one of the best museums in Mexico. I know economical and financial themes are not many’s favorites, but I truly encourage you to come here. The museum has advanced technology and holds an environment that stimulates learning.

Address: Tacuba 17, Centro Histórico, 06000, Ciudad de México

Price: $95.00 MX Pesos

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9AM to 6PM.

The ticket booth closes at 5:30PM.

Contact Them: 51304600

Jumex Museum

Museo Jumex

If you like contemporary art, this museum is for you. Besides having quality exhibitions constantly, they try to encourage research, reflexion and knowledge of contemporary art.

Address: Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Granada, 11520 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Price: $$$

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11AM to 8PM 

Contact Them: 55182266

Their website had an error, therefore I am unable to share the link for more information.

University Museum of Contemporary Arts

Another great option if you enjoy contemporary art, this museum refreshes its exhibitions constantly and they have up to 1,416 works, 26 documented funds and 4 associated collections. Their objective is to preserve, spread and communicate contemporary art.

Address: Insurgentes Sur 3000 Centro Cultural Universitario, Delegación Coyoacán, C.P. 04510, Ciudad de México

Prices: $40.00 MX pesos

Hours: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays: 10AM to 6PM

Thursdays and Saturdays: 10AM to 8PM

Contact Them: 01 55 5622 6972

Remembrance and Tolerance Museum

Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

This museum is definitely one of the most recommended out of all the museums in the city. I would say it is every citizens obligation to go at least once. The objective of this museum is to spread the importance of tolerance, non-violence and the human rights. It is a museum interested in making us reflect and take conscience to become better people. Here you will learn about the German Holocaust and other genocides.

AddressPlaza Juárez, Centro Histórico Frente al Hemiciclo a Juárez en la Alameda, a un costado de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores. Ciudad de México.

Price: $75 MX pesos approx.

Hours:  Tuesday to Friday: 9AM to 6PM

                  Saturday and Sunday:  10AM to 7PM

Contact Them(55) 5130 . 5555

National Anthropology Museum

Museo de Antropología

This is considered one of the most important museums in Mexico and Latin America and arguably one of the best ones in the city.

It holds collections and information on indigenous cultures, such as, the Mayans, Mexicas, and many others and talks about America’s inhabitation. Here you can appreciate ancient and present cultures in Latin America.

This place in incredibly interesting, and if it isn’t the most important, it definitely is in the top 3 most significant museums in Mexico. I must admit that for locals, it tends to be a boring museum because almost every year of elementary school we had school excursions or homework that made us visit this place; nonetheless, for people who have never visited the museum this is a Must Do in Mexico City.

Everything you have to know for your visit to the Anthropology Museum.

Museum Soumaya

The purpose of this museum is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of the static arts. They have two venues: Plaza Loreto and Plaza Carso. This is a great place to look at art. The museum is free of charge, which makes it perfect for a weekend visit.

Address La dirección es: Blvd. Cervantes Saavedra esq. Presa Falcón, Ampliación Granada. C.P. 11529, Ciudad de México Telephone: Plaza Carso: 1103 9800 

Contact Them:  5616 3731 

Price: FREE

HoursMondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10:30AM to 6:30PM     Saturdays: 10:30AM – 8PM Tuesdays: Closed

Museum Tamayo

Museo Tamayo
Museo Tamayo

This is another great museum of contemporary art; however, their goal here is to highlight, collect and present the best in international contemporary art. They welcome important exhibitions of high international recognition. You should know tickets sell fast when they have major exhibitions. Do not worry, we share this info beforehand on our Facebook page: @viajeromoficial. For this reason, I recommend you follow us there too: https://www.facebook.com/viajeromoficial/. Lastly, I believe that if you aren’t a local and your plan is to explore the city, this is one you can skip.

Address: Paseo de la Reforma 51, Bosque de Chapultepec, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11580 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Price: $60.00 MX pesos

Hours: Monday / Closed

Tuesday to Sunday: 10AM to 6PM

Contact Them: 01 55 4122 8200

Universum

Universum
Universum

This is the museum of the National University of Science in Mexico. The museum looks to spread a technological and scientific culture and for this reason one will find temporary exhibitions. If you’re a local we recommend you take a look at future exhibitions. 

Address: Circuito Cultural de Ciudad Universitaria, Cto. Centro Cultural S/N, Cd. Universitaria, 04510 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Price: ($70 MX pesos approx.)

Hours:  Tuesday to Friday: 9AM to 5PM

                  Saturday and Sunday: 10AM to 5PM

Contact Them: 01 55 5622 7260

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