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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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Must do!
Our tour guide was smart, funny and managed our time well! His name was Sergio and I would love to learn more from him.
cently_r, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

star-5
A must see
Lisa_C, Jul 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Wonderful tour guide to beautiful historic sites. Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and maybe a hat and sunscreen
star-5
Highlight of the trip -a must!
Diego_A, Jul 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
One of the highlights of my trip. I loved every single part of it. Everything was great about it. I would really encourage anybody in Mexico City to do this tour. De los mejores momentos del viaje. Esos dos museos me enamoraron, dos joyas totalmente. Se lo recomiendo muchísimo a cualquier persona por Ciudad de México.
star-5
Balanced and Detailed History of Mexican Civilizations
Marilyn_V, Jul 2022
Monolingual Guided Tour National Museum of Anthropology
The tour guide was exceptional. The hours went by so quickly - we learned so much about the different civilizations with a balanced and detailed context. Was extremely satisfied with the experience.
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-5
Really enjoyed the tour,...
bobby_b, Jul 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Really enjoyed the tour, it’s a great introduction to the area. Would recommend to anyone on a first visit
star-5
Excellent guide, very informative. Highly recommend.
Thomas_Z, Jul 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and found it very informative. Lilliana was very knowledgeable about the precolumbian history of Mexico. I have toured the Anthropology Museum but this time was both much more interesting and more educational. The National History Museum at Chapultapec Castle was also very informative and this beautiful building with amazing views of the city is a must-see for anybody visiting CDMX.
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
Viewing all the scenery...
Mario_S, Jun 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Viewing all the scenery and learning about Mexican history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and animated.
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-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
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
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.
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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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