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- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
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🗣️ Museo Nacional de Antropología: Reviews
what a great place and a definitely must see on Mexican culture and evolution. Maya section is amazing but so are the others. you need to bring time Visited on Weekend Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Not sure … More
Beautiful exhibition set in amazing architecture. Good intro to the different cultures of Mexico. Great replicas of original facades. Free English tour starts at 11:15. Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended No … More
This museum is awesome - it's so large and has so much to see. I really recommend using a whole day to explore it - otherwise you will miss a lot of stuff.
I’ve been coming to this amazing museum since I was a child and now that I live abroad, I don’t miss a chance to visit every time I come to CDMX. Without doubt, one of the best museums in the world, and I know that because I’ve traveled extensively and visited most of the Top 10 museums around the world.
Great collection of artifacts and displays. I recommend going with a tour guide who can properly explain the history and story of the artifacts. If you decide to go on your own, get there a little before it opens so you can get ahead of the line of kids on a field trip. Visited on Weekend Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Yes … More
Such an awesome museum. I’m typically not into them but the pieces are extremely Detailed and ornate. We were there for 2 hours and still didn’t get to see everything. Suggestion would be to see the outdoor things first because they closed them about 1 hr before closing.
This is the most enjoyable museum I have visited since I visited the British Museum as a kid! Very informative, key descriptions were in both a English and Spanish. Strongly suggest you see the 30 minutes introductory video before you navigate through the museum to give yourself a foundation of the rich history of Mexico. You won’t be disappointed. Ticket is 85 peso at the door. There is also a huge open space where you can sit in the garden to enjoy some local music and ad hoc performances.
This place is huge! You honestly could spend all day here learning about everything. I would definitely invest in a good tour guide and just do this museum on its own and do the castle museum a different day.
One of the best museums I’ve been to. Full history of Mexico written easily to understand, which makes you want to stay many hours there
As national museums go, this one is very comprehensive in the anthropological history of Mexico with amazing collections, high quality exhibits, and of course an Aztec calendar wheel! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More
Huge museum filled with artifacts from all Mexican and Maya history. Surrounded by nice parks. Very well taken care of. Entrance with fee.
Very large but easy to walk. Less busy before noon. 85 pesos each Cash, Credit or debt. Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended No … More
An absolut MUSST SEE! Whether it is a start bevore you travel around and visit the Temples or as a finish, when you have seen them all and now you like to have a fundament background. I recommend a guide. We booked a Combi-Tour with the Chapultepec Castle and it was wounderful. Also no problem, if you can't walk a lot. Just remember, the famous fethercrown is a replica. If you wanna see the real one, you have to go to Vienna!
You need a lot of time to get through the museum but it is all worth it. If you're up for learning some history of these beautiful cultures than you are in the right place! One note. You do not need to buy expensive guided tours you can just buy the tickets at the entrance. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More
The must-go museum when in the city of Mexico! The building is relatively new and the exhibits cover a large variety. A great anthropological exhibition of Mexico, which worths enjoying, and a relatively low ticket price; the ticket cost was 85 pesos per person (full ticket). No long cues, despite how popular is the museum, and all the COVID safety measures were followed.
Please put this as your first destination in Mexico if you prioritize learning about its history and culture. I only spent one day here and I wasn't able to finish the whole museum, but I wish I had two days. There is so much interesting information and I feel like I knew Mexico on a whole different level after the visit.
The museum is huge! I’d recommend saving at least 2-3 hours to walk through it. The exhibits are beautiful and have lots of artifacts displayed. There’s also a good mix of indoor/outdoor spaces to explore. Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Not sure … More
Very well laid out. Extensive collection of artefacts covering over 2000 years of Mexican and pre-columbian culture and history. I wish I could have spent a little more time there. Only small criticism would be that most of exhibits lacked a date where we could have put them in context. Yes there were introductions at the beginning of each period but they tended to lack some sort of follow-up.
Awesome, worth the stop. You could spend half the day here, if not more. Cheap entry. There's a nice restaurant on site. Tons to see. Bathrooms were clean, which was a plus. The bosque de Chapultepec was right across the road. Tons of vendors outside too made things interesting. Visited on Weekend Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Yes … More
World class museum in Mexico City biggest park. Entry fee is really cheap, the only thing I didn’t care for was the layout of the building/exhibits. Upstairs or down, building to the left, or to the right? We were never quite sure so I was always feeling like I was missing something. But the quantity and quality were on par with anywhere else I’ve been in the world. This place deserves a high place on your things to do list in Mexico City
This is a MUST SEE in CDMX!! I highly recommend to get a guide. They are VERY knowledgeable!! You will get even more out of your visit. In any case GO!!
Beautiful and massive museum! We spent four hours here and were mentally exhausted. So much to see and learn. I highly recommend visiting this museum. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More
A MUST SEE It's the most wonderful museum that we visits in our life. The architecture of the building itself is a piece of art. The artefacts are SUBLIME It's accessible for all ages. All our kids enjoy it so much. We plan a full day in there. And decide to eat at the museum. The restaurant...that was another suprise for us. It's one of the best restaurant in Mexico. For us it's a 5 stars restaurant... And my god the drinks are sublime. In fact each time we go to mexico, we eat There
This was my favorite experience in the city! I didn’t even manage to get all the way through with seeing everything. After 3 hours, I was exhausted but really wish I had completed so it’s such fantastic history and works and all so well documented and maintained. Truly a beautiful place and honestly, what a landmark! 10/10, you simply must go.
One of my favorite places to visit in Mexico City. I easily spend half a day here learning in the different exhibits which include Central Americans, Mayans, Aztecs, Oaxacans.Many stone sculptures and beautiful ancient art. Several of the rooms have recreations of archeological scenes. There are murals in the Teotihuacan exhibit and tombs in the Oaxaca and Maya rooms. There’s also a large courtyard to relax when you need a break from all the walking. $85 pesos per person, about 4 dollars.
One of my fav museums I ever visited. It’s beautiful, had a lot of artifacts and interesting information. There’s also a lot to be found in English, so you won’t be lost if you don’t speak Spanish. The only downside is that the museum is so big that you get lost in all there is to see. It’s not easy to make a coherent story out of everything. Nonetheless, the museum (85MX) is absolutely worth it, with stunning gardens and huge replicas.
Beautiful museum and collections. Our toddler loved the huge water pilar fountain and pond in the commons area. The restaurant was also nice but not too much variety for us vegetarians. Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Not sure … More
Absolutely staggering amount to take in … On par with the Caro Egyptian museum when it comes to large items. The outdoor displays were very impressive too. There is a great restaurant in the museum too. The gift store had some items priced cheaper than some sellers in the street. The only reason I can’t give it five stars is because for one of the top ten visited museums in the world I thought more of the exhibits would have English alongside Spanish in their explanations… unfortunately my Spanish is a work in progress.
A gem of a museum. There may be a bit of a wait to get tickets but the wait is worth it. The admission price is only 5 USD so it is incredibly affordable, compared to US museums, to visit multiple days. According to my local relatives, you need to allocate at least two days if you want to see every exhibit. I visited for about 5 hours and I did not see even half of the exhibits so definitely allow yourself quite a bit of time if you're like me and want to read every plaque and admire every little detail. It was an amazing place to learn about the diverse groups that have inhabited the country and to learn more about my ancestors and culture. Wear comfortable shoes because you'll do a lot of walking. Also if you don't speak Spanish, you may want to bring along someone that can translate for you since most of the info is in Spanish. I don't recommend the restaurant, but if you really want to eat there, it's not terrible.
Only the ground level galleries were open during our visit due to construction. Still so much to see! The museum does not have much English on the placards. Get the app. PRO TIP 1: There is a brand new, free app that offers a guided audio tour released Jan 2022. Get the QR code to download from the information desk. PRO TIP 2: Come early, as the large groups arrive en masse after lunch. PRO TIP 3: There are self-serve ticket kiosks to use instead of waiting in line for a ticket. PRO TIP 4: The welcome theater show is worth the time. It's well produced and sets the stage for the museum.
Absolutely impressive collection, and entrance is only 85pesos, worth the visit no doubt. There are 2 floors, each having 11 halls. The ground floor is the Archeology area, takes you around the region's ancient cultures, habits, beliefs, artifacts, etc. Upper floor is the Ethnography area, exhibiting Mexico's indigenous group's current cultural diversity. Would take at least 3hours to comfortably tour the inside. Cons: - only a few descriptions have English translation as well, 95% is Spanish only. - most artifacts are not dated. - half of the top floor was locked down.
Absolutely incredible. Plan to spend an entire day here at least. If you can't see all of it, i recommend rooms 5 - 9. The pre-hispanic art is mind-blowing!
Must visit when you are in Mexico City. Took us about 3 hours to walk around and get a nice experience of the place. 90% of the artifacts are real just read the descriptions. Really cheap entrance and awesome place to walk and get some food from outside vendors
One of highlights of our visit to Mexico City was visiting the National Museum of Anthropology. An amazing museum showing the national treasures of Mexico and Mayan history. The spaciousness is impressive and the vast square concrete umbrella in the courtyard with waterfall is stunning. You could spend all day in here and it is worth getting a guide to show you the different rooms and timeline of Mexican culture.
Very interesting exhibitions. Good place to visit during stay in Mexico City. The best part for me is of Maya civilization. It is good to be there in a morning (starts from 10) later was many visitors. Visited on Weekend Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended No … More
Mesmerising exhibits which offer a glimpse into the lives of the pre-columbian mesoamericans cultures of Mexico. The museum is quite large and it would take at least 2 hours to see all the galleries.
Absolutely incredible cultural experience. I highly recommend let me say that again I highly recommend you get one of the local guides they don't charge very much and they are very knowledgeable the guide we had spoke English and Spanish. I heard one speak German and one speak French. This is a must-see if you are in Mexico City and it is the equivalent of about $4.25 entry fee.
Best museum I’ve been to. We didn’t even get to discover the whole thing, but what I did see was nothing short of exceptional. Can’t wait to go back. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More
SIMPLY AMAZING, there are so many things that you have to go through everything in 2 to 3 days because there is the first floor that explains relatively all the archeology and has many rooms such as introduction to anthropology, settlement of America, Preclassic in the Central Highlands, Teotihuacan, the Toltecs and the Epiclassic, Mexica, Oaxaca, Gulf Coast, Maya, the North and finally the West. The second floor is Ethnography rooms, consisting of Indian villages, Gran Nayar, Pureecherio, Otopame, Sierra de Puebla, Huasteca and Totonacapan, Mayan villages of the plains and jungles, the Nahua, the northwest and Mayan villages in the mountains. There are exits to the gardens, a consultation room, restrooms, a temporary exhibition hall, two auditoriums, a restaurant, elevators for the disabled, a museum souvenir store, and a national library of anthropology and history. Those who still do not know this place, run to visit it, it is advisable to be comfortable because it is too much walking since there are a total of 24 rooms and the rooms are too large.
Prepare to spend all day here, it is a huge establishment that has so many artifacts, sculptures and monuments. I love that it has indoor and outdoor parts that allow you to see lots of different things. I spent 2 hours here and i barely got through 1/3 of the exhibits! I think this is a must-see, one of the best museums I’ve ever been to. Also, most of the exhibits have English translations as well!
Other-worldly trip inside a world-class museum. Stunning collection of artifacts and history. Beautiful space with prudent Covid restrictions (at the moment). Fun to walk around on a nice day. Like most amazing museums, it would take days or more to properly appreciate it all. Fans of the Mayans and Aztecs won’t be disappointed. Bucket list stuff.
This is the best museum you will find in CDMX! The only drawback of visiting it is that you will have no time to see everything! There is a lot of stuff to see and each room have their own objective. Don't forget to also see the little gardens outside each room.
This is an amazing and HUGE museum. You could spend the full day here looking and reading about the items large and small. They have outside areas that are also fun for photo taking. Visited on Weekend Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Not sure … More
The entrance fee is $85 Mexican peso. It's massive inside. Thousands of artifacts and sculptures you can see. It will take you two to four hours to tour inside. They guards will ask you to put your backpack in front of you or if it's too big, you can leave it on the left side of the entance. This museum is a must-see in Mexico city
This place was filled with some of the coolest artifacts I have seen. Also really nice people to help guide you. I recommend going their as soon as possible. )check out the photos(
Easily one of the greatest museums I have ever been to. Absolutely spectacular. So much of the indigenous culture is preserved here, it is a tremendous accomplishment. A must-see, with no reservations.
Very nice place to know about the history and appreciate how rich is Mexico in terms of culture. You'll get to know the different rituals made by some of the cultures that even are present nowadays. The area of Mexicas and Mayas are the most incredible ones, but the rest are also very interesting. In this place you'll know the meaning of the symbols on each one of the sculptures, like goddess or even the Aztec Calendar. Also how the Wikarikas use the Peyote to venerate their gods, why they hunt deers, and so on. It takes a while to walk the whole site since it has different areas which represent different cultures in Mexico. Definitely a place worth to visit. The entry costs around 80MXN. Also outside the museum, you'll find people offering guided tours, even some of them are given in English for those who don't speak Spanish. Moreover, most of the sculptures and texts contain the translate in English, so in case you don't want to pay for the guided tour, you can freely read to understand each one of the sculptures and their meanings.
The best museum in the city, but it’s soooo comprehensive it takes hours to see it all. We spent 3 hours and only saw 6 galleries downstairs and half of the galleries upstairs. I personally loved the part about culture the most. I have to definitely go back
Cannot emphasize how great this place is. Lots to see so come with time. The best plan would be to checkout the lower level exhibitions, then have lunch and a break, and then visit the upper level exhibitions. Prepare to spend at least 5 hours here. Totally worth it! It's only $80 pesos per person. The gift shop is pretty cute too!
Just a beautiful, beautiful museum. The architecture was gorgeous and the flow of the rooms were wonderful. It was definitely not geared to foreigners so if you are interested in the history you should get a tour guide because almost everything is in Spanish. We mostly walked the first floor as the second floor was more modernistic and not what we were interested in. Furthermore after the halfway through the first floor it got har for us to keep interest as we didn't understand much of the museum. But what we did understand and see was gorgeous. Worth the 80 peso entrance fee.
A must see museum in Mexico city. They have so many artifacts from all periods of time. It definitely needs around 3 4 hours to properly explore each section of the museum. The must see section are Mayans, Teotihuacan etc. This museum is huge. Be prepared or walk a lot. There have a restaurant and gift shop on site.