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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)

Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
05 553 6266
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Considered one of the world's most comprehensive natural history museums, this famous institution houses four square kilometers of exhibits in 23 exhibition halls.
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Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Too often I’ve seen museums cram stuff into the exhibition floor, which usually means the object can’t get the recognition it deserves and you can’t fully appreciate it! No troubles with that here! This museum is one of the best laid out museums I’ve ever...More

Thank MFC31
Reviewed yesterday

Francisco was a great guide! We met at the Anthropology Museum and toured it with him giving explanations in English as our group spoke English- 2 Americans, myself Canadian! The place is really large and has so many interesting displays and artifacts. Worth seeing! Then...More

Thank lilaroy99
Reviewed yesterday

I hadn't planned to spend all day here. Tickets are good for the whole day so I left for lunch and returned. There are lots of dioramas with amazing detail. The museum rooms are organized by era which helps understanding the history. The only negative...More

Thank Rxgeek
Reviewed yesterday

Not to be missed! I spent three and a half hours by myself meandering through the exquisite galleries just on the ground floor alone ... a total of just four of the archaeology halls there for an in depth close-up of: Maya, Mexica, West Mexico...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

By far the best museum of its kind, and perhaps the best ever that my family and I have visited. Well displayed exhibits with important and useful information about the pre-Columbian cultures. The degree of destruction perpetrated by the conquistadors was far more than I...More

Thank dad24sons
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the museum on our last morning in Mexico City and only had a couple of hours to walk around, make sure you allocate a full day or visit twice during your stay in Mexico City. There is a lot to see and learn...More

Thank lfj56
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best museums in the world to see and learn about pre-Columbian art and culture. Don't miss it.

Thank 95barbaral
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Then architecture alone is worth seeing. The Mayan exhibit at the starting point is the highlight. There is excellent English signage in this exhibition. The rest of the museum has overviews in English but not for individual exhibits, unlike the Mayan room. However, we managed...More

Thank STH2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

Never miss a trip here whenever I am in Mexico City - fabulous displays, beautiful artifacts. The current Maya Exhibition is very well curated. I could spend days thee and not see eferything. Nice restaurant with simple but tasty menu.

Thank jmh414
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful anthropological display of the diversity of the peoples of Mexico. Great display of artifacts and temple exhibits to highlight the different cultural groups and regions. Although there was minimal English translation, one still can garner much from the diaramas. You need a full...More

Thank SharonandFrank
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the lockers are for storing an average backpack, I do not think fit a standard suitcase.
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Response from Judith A | Reviewed this property |
The English speaking your was probably one of the guided museum experiences I have ever had. She was articulate informative and highly knowledgeable and touched key points. I would encourage you to do this.