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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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  • Average1%
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Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
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05 553 6266
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum itself is very, very well done. It is attractive, easy to maneuver, and laid out in a manner easy to understand (both Spanish and English). I would have loved to have a map, but we found out too late you have to ask...More

Thank kaufmansn
Reviewed yesterday

would take 3 hours to even quickly go thru the museum. Took me 4 hours. Was in before 10, and no lines. When I left at about 1400, was a very very long line of people waiting to get in. Probably a 2 hour wait...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much to see - go early. When we left there was a very long lineup to enter. It was not crowded during our visit because we started early

Thank TKroadtrip
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to many museums in the Canada and the US but this tops every list, I think about this often. Mexico is full of history and to see all of it on display was fantastic. Not to mention the aesthetic of the building...More

Thank Cj S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum depicts the history of the people of Mexico. There were a lot of different cultures that fused to make Mexico so the museum gives you an insight in to all of them. However I did find it very detailed and slightly overwhelming. I...More

Thank IvyD-L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All of the exhibits are wonderful, but the first one, introduction to anthropology was very impressive, giving a nice overview of current understanding of how Homo Sapiens Sapiens (us) came to be and our place in the natural world. Audio service appears to no longer...More

Thank J. Thomas M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fantastic collection, well organized and curated and easy to follow from room to room (pick up a free map at the info desk). While there are some overview or summary descriptions in English, the specific item descriptions are in Spanish only. This is very...More

Thank sosman2607
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a marvelous museum that tells the story of Mexico's rich history before the Spanish invasion in the 16th century. Adult admission is a measly 70 pesos and there is a helpful information desk with English-speakers at the entrance. I told them I only...More

Thank Faience44
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After visiting the museums, we followed the “TAXI” signs. A cab at the end of the path leading to a line of cabs, the taxi driver invited us in, taking down the barricade so we could enter his cab. The meter was not in sight...More

2  Thank greg v
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I absolutely loved my visit to this museum. It is huge and you need at the very least 3-4 hours to appreciate it. I liked how the different exhibits gave a feeling of the multi-layered history and culture of Mexico. I suggest an audio guide...More

Thank jessicacockburn
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Response from Dave J | Reviewed this property |
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.