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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 Small Group Tour
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Small Group Tour
$41.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Two marvelous sights!...
Two marvelous sights! And our guide Senor Antonio did a wonderful job with great knowledge and was very helpful around the trip.
Renate_W, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

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This was an amazing tour...
Chrysovalantis_E, Dec 2021
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Small Group Tour
This was an amazing tour through mexican history! It was a privilege to have Edith, our expert guide, unravel the mexican history, in every detail, through her vast knowledge, and make us understand better, the mexican society and its people through the ages. This was, actually, my best experience in CDMX and it is highly recommended! Thank you Edith!
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Wonderful tour of Museum of Anthropology
Erin_J, Dec 2021
Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Roberto was a wonderful tour guide at the museum of Anthropology. You can tell he loves teaching others about Mexican history and culture. I highly recommend having a guide as you will be lost and miss out on crucial information that you can’t get by just reading the signs.
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Very informative and friendly
Nina_D, Nov 2021
Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Great to have a guide that really knows the country’s evolution and the migration of people. Was fun, safe, and informative.
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Chapultepec Castle
JamesG_B, Oct 2021
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Small Group Tour
We had a wonderful guide who was personable, knowledgable and made the tour interesting. He was able to point out the different timelines of the history of Mexico and the Castle.
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We were lucky that the group was small; we benefited from Fabio’s experience as an anthropologist.
Arthur_M, Nov 2021
Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Having studied anthropology, our guide was able to give us great insight into the museum and he stuck to a strict series of timelines which linked all the aspects of mezzo American development from the Olmec onwards. His programme took us away from the crowded exhibition rooms and so we were able to view the objects clearly. A great visit and a first class introduction to the collection.
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Great guide
Jesus_B, Oct 2021
Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Great memorable excursion! Leonardo was a very knowledgeable and gracious guide. He took us through all the major rooms in the museum and answered all questions.
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Museum and Castle
CAROLINE, Jul 2021
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Small Group Tour
Andres is a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable and explained all clearly. Also very accommodating.
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Great tour!
Maria, Sep 2021
Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Great Tour! Inclusive of all the important things to see! If you want to see the most important things you should take it l!
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Great experience with Fabio
Aishani_G, Aug 2021
Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
We had a great time with Fabio, he was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Thanks for a great experience!
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Beautiful Chapultepec castle !
Arisdelzy_V, May 2021
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Small Group Tour
My family and I enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was Fabio. The tour was informative and our tour guide was extremely detailed and knowledgeable. My favorite part was the Chapultepec castle! I highly recommend this tour!
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Great tour
Jessica, Jul 2021
Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
Will definitely recommended. The museum is huge not way you will see it in a day, The guide (Leonardo) did it in a way that it was easy to understand the history of ancient civilization in Mexico.
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Amazing museum
Katrina_K, Mar 2020
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Small Group Tour
The guide was very knowledgeable. I would have preferred a little less time in the castle and more time with the guide in the Anthropology museum

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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