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History Museums

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The History Museums of Mexico City are among the most prolific. After museums dedicated to art, they're also among the most popular. You will find just about every variety, from the stoic and the reserved to those offering new and experimental interpretations of how we learn of the past.

For a site like this one, the intention is far more to let you quickly find all those institutions most readily offering what you're looking for. International visitors very often arrive to Mexico City only to then realize that a true understanding of a people and their culture takes a little doing.

While we all get here with a vague ideas of Benito Juárez and Moctezuma, visiting the City where they became great requires a little more patience, and some great institutions.

As the capital of the Mexican Republic, Mexico City is also home to the National Institute of Anthropology and History. They run some of the most important museums in the City. Among them is the National Anthropology Museum, but that's just a start.

After the big players, then there are a whole range of smaller and more specialized institutions. The National University, UNAM, also runs a whole network of museums intended to solidify relations with the public, and including the international community. Many of these history museums are open to the public, and all of them will give you a better idea of the City, its people, and their past.

 


Museo Fuego Nuevo

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Museo Casa de la Bola: uno de los sitios culturales más sorprendentes en la CDMX

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Museo de Transportes Eléctricos del D.F.

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Templo Mayor Zona Arqueológica y Museo

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Museo del Tiempo

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Museo Nacional de Historia, Castillo de Chapultepec

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The Monastery at Desierto de los Leones

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Museo del Juguete Antiguo México (Mujam)

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Museo del Ejército y Fuerza Aérea

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Museo de Historia de Tlalpan

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Museo de Zapata

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Museo de Tecpan

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Museo Soumaya-Casa Guillermo Tovar de Teresa

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Museo Nacional de Charrería

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Hospital Concepción Béistegui Museum

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Museo Numismático Nacional

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Casa Museo Benita Galeana

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Museo Nacional de la Cartografía

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Museo de Geofísica

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Museo Regional de Azcapotzalco

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Museo de la Cancillería: The Chancellery Museum

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Museo Nacional de Arquitectura

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Museo de la Basílica de Guadalupe

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Museo Regional San Andrés Mixquic

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