The best museums in Mexico in March 2023

These are the top 100 best museums in Mexico, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Mexico:

  1. Zoo San Juan De Aragon1

    Zoo San Juan De Aragon

    Mexico City
  2. National Museum of Anthropology2

    National Museum of Anthropology

    Mexico City
    The National Museum of Anthropology ( Spanish : Museo Nacional de Antropología , MNA ) is a national museum of Mexico . It is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. Located in the area between Paseo de la Reforma and Mahatma Gandhi Street within Chapultepec Park in Mexico City , the museum c
  3. Frida Kahlo Museum3

    Frida Kahlo Museum

    Mexico City
    The Frida Kahlo Museum ( Spanish : Museo Frida Kahlo ), also known as the Blue House ( La Casa Azul ) for the structure's cobalt-blue walls, is a historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo . It is located in the Colonia del Carmen neighborhood
  4. Palace of Fine Arts4

    Palace of Fine Arts

    Mexico City
    The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts ) is a prominent cultural center in Mexico City . It has hosted notable events in music, dance, theatre, opera and literature in Mexico and has held important exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography. Consequently, the Palacio de Bellas Arte
  5. Templo Mayor5

    Templo Mayor

    Mexico City
    The Templo Mayor (Spanish: Main Temple) was the main temple of the Mexica people in their capital city of Tenochtitlan , which is now Mexico City . Its architectural style belongs to the late Postclassic period of Mesoamerica . The temple was called Huēyi Teōcalli [we:ˈi teoːˈkali] in the Nahuatl l
  6. Museo Nacional de Historia Castillo de Chapultepec6

    Museo Nacional de Historia Castillo de Chapultepec

    Mexico City
    The National Museum of History ( Spanish : Museo Nacional de Historia ), also known as MNH , is a national museum of Mexico , located inside Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City . The Castle itself is found within the first section of the well known Chapultepec Park. The museum received 2,135,465 visit
  7. Diego Rivera Mural Museum7

    Diego Rivera Mural Museum

    Mexico City
    Museo Mural Diego Rivera is a museum in Mexico City where Diego Rivera 's 1946–47 mural Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Central is located.
  8. Monument to the Revolution8

    Monument to the Revolution

    Mexico City
    The Monument to the Revolution (Spanish: Monumento a la Revolución ) is a landmark and monument commemorating the Mexican Revolution . It is located in the Plaza de la República, near to the heart of the major thoroughfares Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida de los Insurgentes in downtown Mexico City
  9. Soumaya Museum9

    Soumaya Museum

    Mexico City
    The Museo Soumaya is a private museum in Mexico City and a non-profit cultural institution with two museum buildings in Mexico City — Plaza Carso and Plaza Loreto. It has over 66,000 works from 30 centuries of art including sculptures from Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica , 19th- and 20th-century Mexican a
  10. Museum of Modern Art10

    Museum of Modern Art

    Mexico City
    The Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art) is located in Chapultepec park, Mexico City , Mexico. The museum is part of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura and provides exhibitions of national and international contemporary artists. The museum also hosts a permanent collection
  11. House of Tiles11

    House of Tiles

    Mexico City
    The Casa de los Azulejos ("House of Tiles") or Palacio de los Condes del Valle de Orizaba (Palace of the Counts of Valley of Orizaba) is an 18th-century Baroque palace in Mexico City , built by the Count of the Valle de Orizaba family. The building is distinguished by its facade, which is covered on
  12. Ethnobotanical Garden12

    Ethnobotanical Garden

    The Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca is a botanical garden in Oaxaca City , Mexico . It occupies 2.32 acres of land adjacent to the Church of Santo Domingo . It is administered by the state government of Oaxaca .
  13. National Art Museum13

    National Art Museum

    Mexico City
    The Museo Nacional de Arte ( MUNAL ) (English: National Museum of Art ) is the Mexican national art museum, located in the historical center of Mexico City . The museum is housed in a neoclassical building at No. 8 Tacuba, Col. Centro, Mexico City. It includes a large collection representing the his
  14. Museo Textil de Oaxaca14

    Museo Textil de Oaxaca

    Even textile museums can be interesting and amusing! Showcase of beautiful cloths and ornate materials, with lots of additional information.
  15. MODO - Museo del Objeto del Objeto15

    MODO - Museo del Objeto del Objeto

    Mexico City
    The Museo del Objeto del Objeto (Museum of the Object [ purpose ] of the Object [ item ]), or MODO , is a museum in Mexico City and the first museum in Mexico dedicated to design and communications. It was opened in 2010 based on a collection of commercial packaging, advertising, graphic arts, comm
  16. Museum of Popular Art16

    Museum of Popular Art

    Mexico City
    The Museo de Arte Popular (Museum of Folk Art) is a museum in Mexico City , Mexico that promotes and preserves part of the Mexican handcrafts and folk art . Located in the historic center of Mexico City in an old fire house, the museum has a collection which includes textiles, pottery, glass, piñata
  17. Chapultepec Zoo17

    Chapultepec Zoo

    Mexico City
    Chapultepec Zoo ( Spanish : Zoológico de Chapultepec ) is a zoo located in Chapultepec Park ; it is one of four zoos near Mexico City , and the best known Mexican zoo. It was founded July 6, 1923 by Mexican biologist Alfonso Luis Herrera using donations from private citizens and governmental funds
  18. Estanquillo Museum18

    Estanquillo Museum

    Mexico City
    Named after a small store that sells a variety of items. There are over ten thousand artifacts to see from all eras of Mexican history.
  19. Museo de Cera de la CDMX19

    Museo de Cera de la CDMX

    Mexico City
  20. Palacio de Cultura Banamex – Palacio Iturbide20

    Palacio de Cultura Banamex – Palacio Iturbide

    Mexico City
    The Palace of Iturbide (1779 to 1785) is a large palatial residence located in the historic center of Mexico City at Madero Street #17. It was built by the Count of San Mateo Valparaíso as a wedding gift for his daughter. It gained the name “Palace of Iturbide” because Agustín de Iturbide lived ther
  21. Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida21

    Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida

    Housed in a brand-new hyper-modern building, this museum presents the history of the Maya civilization in a very intriguing way. Must-see!
  22. Leon Trotsky House Museum22

    Leon Trotsky House Museum

    Mexico City
    The Leon Trotsky House Museum , Trotsky Museum , or Trotsky House Museum, (Spanish: Museo Casa de León Trotsky ) is a museum honoring Leon Trotsky and an organization that works to promote political asylum , located in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City . Its official name is Instituto del Der
  23. Casa Na Bolom23

    Casa Na Bolom

    San Cristóbal de las Casas
    Casa Na Bolom is located in San Cristóbal de las Casas , Chiapas , Mexico . It was the home of archeologist Frans Blom and his wife, documentary photographer, journalist, environmental pioneer Gertrude Duby Blom . Today, Casa Na Bolom operates as a hotel, museum, and research center run by Asociaci
  24. Museo Tamayo24

    Museo Tamayo

    Mexico City
    Museo Rufino Tamayo is a public contemporary art museum located in Mexico City 's Chapultepec Park , that produces contemporary art exhibitions, using its collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as artworks from the collection of its founder, the artist Rufino Tamayo .
  25. Museo Iconográfico del Quijote25

    Museo Iconográfico del Quijote

    The exhibits of this museum focus on the Spanish fictional character Don Quixote created by Miguel de Cervantes.
  26. Templo Mayor Museum26

    Templo Mayor Museum

    Mexico City
  27. Palace of the Inquisition27

    Palace of the Inquisition

    Mexico City
    The Palace of the Inquisition stands on the corner of República de Brasil and República de Venezuela streets in Mexico City , Mexico . As neither side of the building faces Santo Domingo Plaza, the entrance is placed at a canted corner to face the plaza. Its long association with the Inquisition , w
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    Museo de Arte Colonial

  29. Dolores Olmedo Museum29

    Dolores Olmedo Museum

    Mexico City
    The Museo Dolores Olmedo (or the Dolores Olmedo Museum ) is an art museum in Xochimilco , Mexico City , based on the collection of the Mexican businesswoman Dolores Olmedo . The museum will be relocated to Chapultepec in 2024.
  30. Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares30

    Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares

    Mexico City
  31. National Museum of San Carlos31

    National Museum of San Carlos

    Mexico City
    The Museo Nacional de San Carlos (English: National Museum of San Carlos ) is a Mexican national art museum devoted to European art, located in the Cuauhtémoc borough in Mexico City . The museum is housed in the Palace of the Count of Buenavista , a neoclassical building at Puente de Alvarado No. 50
  32. Anahuacalli Museum32

    Anahuacalli Museum

    Mexico City
    The Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum is a museum and arts center in Mexico City , located in the San Pablo de Tepetlapa neighborhood of Coyoacán , 10 minutes by car from the Frida Kahlo Museum , as well as from the tourist neighborhood of this district. The Anahuacalli (from the Nahuatl word, whose m
  33. Museo de las Artes Populares de Jalisco33

    Museo de las Artes Populares de Jalisco

  34. Museo Jumex34

    Museo Jumex

    Mexico City
    The largest private contemporary art collection in Latin America.
  35. Guadalajara Zoo35

    Guadalajara Zoo

    Zoológico Guadalajara ( Guadalajara Zoo ) is the main zoological park in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, Jalisco , and is widely considered the most important in Latin America. It is the largest in the country with respect to species population. The zoo is located on the Barranca de Oblatos (Huenti
  36. Cosmovitral Botanical Garden36

    Cosmovitral Botanical Garden

    The Cosmovitral is a stained glass mural and botanical garden located in Toluca , Mexico . The building takes its name from the mural which is set in the building's huge windows that surround the building and in the ceiling. The building originally was constructed in 1910 as the 16 de Septiembre Ma
  37. Amber Museum37

    Amber Museum

    San Cristóbal de las Casas
    Beautiful museum carefully documenting the local tradition of amber mining and crafting: there are some really amazing pieces on display!
  38. Museum of the City of Mexico38

    Museum of the City of Mexico

    Mexico City
    The Museum of Mexico City (Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico) is located at Pino Suarez 30, a few blocks south of the Zocalo , on what was the Iztapalapa Causeway, near where Hernán Cortés and Moctezuma II met for the first time. This building used to be the palace of the Counts of Santiago de Calimaya,
  39. Luis Barragán House and Studio39

    Luis Barragán House and Studio

    Mexico City
    Luis Barragán House and Studio , also known as Casa Luis Barragán , is the former residence of architect Luis Barragán in Miguel Hidalgo district , Mexico City . It is owned by the Fundación de Arquitectura Tapatía and the Government of the State of Jalisco . It is now a museum exhibiting Barragán'
  40. Memory and Tolerance Museum40

    Memory and Tolerance Museum

    Mexico City
    The Memory and Tolerance Museum (Spanish: Museo Memoria y Tolerancia ) is a museum in Mexico City , Mexico, established in 2010.
  41. Rufino Tamayo Museum41

    Rufino Tamayo Museum

    Museo Rufino Tamayo is a public contemporary art museum located in Mexico City 's Chapultepec Park , that produces contemporary art exhibitions, using its collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as artworks from the collection of its founder, the artist Rufino Tamayo .
  42. San Carlos Bastion42

    San Carlos Bastion

    Dating back to the 17th century, this fort in pentagonal shape is the seat of the city museum, exhibiting various historic artifacts.
  43. Regional Museum of Guadalajara43

    Regional Museum of Guadalajara

    An amazing collection of the history of western Mexico divided into multiple sections is a must visit for anyone wanting to learn.
  44. Academy of San Carlos44

    Academy of San Carlos

    Mexico City
  45. Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal45

    Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal

    Mexico City
  46. Casa Chihuahua46

    Casa Chihuahua

  47. Acuario de Veracruz47

    Acuario de Veracruz

  48. Museo de Historia Natural48

    Museo de Historia Natural

    Mexico City
  49. Museum of El Carmen49

    Museum of El Carmen

    Mexico City
  50. Museum of José Luis Bello y González50

    Museum of José Luis Bello y González

    A must-see museum for art lovers and connoisseurs. There are many significant Mexican and foreign artworks on display.
  51. Museo Casa Natal de Morelos51

    Museo Casa Natal de Morelos

    The house where the revolutionary leader Jose Maria Morelos was born. Nowadays this Neoclassical building serves as a library and museum.
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    Museo de Cera de Guadalajara

  53. Museo del Virreinato53

    Museo del Virreinato

    San Luis Potosi
  54. Africam Safari54

    Africam Safari

    Africam Safari is a Mexican safari park that was established in 1972 by Captain Carlos Camacho Espíritu. It is about 17 kilometres (11 mi) from the city of Puebla , Mexico. Africam Safari is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (W
  55. Bastion of San Pedro55

    Bastion of San Pedro

    Local rumours say that this fort used to be the seat of the Inquisition. Nowadays, there is a visitor center and a museum here.
  56. Site Museum Cuicuilco56

    Site Museum Cuicuilco

    Mexico City
    Cuicuilco is an important archaeological site located on the southern shore of Lake Texcoco in the southeastern Valley of Mexico , in what is today the borough of Tlalpan in Mexico City . Some historians believe this settlement goes back to 1400 BC. Other historians believe the pyramid could be the
  57. Amparo Museum57

    Amparo Museum

    The Museo Amparo , located in the historic center of Puebla City , is one of the most important historical museums in Mexico . It was inaugurated in 1991 and sponsored by the Amparo Foundation, which was founded in 1979 by Manuel Espinoza Yglesias in honor of his wife. The museum is housed in two c
  58. Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum58

    Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum

    Museum housing exhibitions of national and international contemporary art, including the works of Efrain Vargas or Alfredo Zalce.
  59. Biblioteca Pública de la Universidad Michoacana59

    Biblioteca Pública de la Universidad Michoacana

    A university library located in a 17th-century Baroque house, housing a valuable collection of old manuscripts and documents.
  60. National Museum of Death60

    National Museum of Death

    Being focused on both murky and fascinating objects, this museum belongs to the most visited ones in the city.
  61. Museo Panteón de San Fernando61

    Museo Panteón de San Fernando

    Mexico City
    The San Fernando Pantheon (also known as Museo Panteón de San Fernando) is one of the oldest cemeteries in Mexico City that is preserved to this day. It is one of the most representative examples of 19th century funerary architecture and art in Mexico, and it functioned between 1832 and 1872. It is
  62. Artisan Institute Michoacano62

    Artisan Institute Michoacano

    A museum run by public cultural organisation, housing folk art and craft as well as a shop, where you can buy traditional hand-made goods.
  63. Monterrey Museum of Contemporary Art63

    Monterrey Museum of Contemporary Art

    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (English: Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey ), abbreviated as MARCO, is a major contemporary art museum , located in the city of Monterrey , in Nuevo León state of northeastern Mexico . MARCO organizes major exhibitions with regional and international c
  64. Arte Carrillo Gil Museum64

    Arte Carrillo Gil Museum

    Mexico City
  65. National Interventions Museum65

    National Interventions Museum

    Mexico City
    The Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones (National Museum of the Interventions) is located in the former Monastery of San Diego Churubusco , which was built on top of an Aztec shrine. The museum is split into two sections. The downstairs is dedicated to the site’s history as a monastery, and the ups
  66. Palace of Mining66

    Palace of Mining

    Mexico City
    The Palace of Mining , also Palace of Mines , ( Spanish : Palacio de Minería ) is a building in Mexico City , Mexico , considered to be a fine example of Neoclassical architecture in the Americas. It was designed and built between 1797 and 1813 by Valencian Spanish sculptor and architect Manuel Tols
  67. 67

    Mazatlán Aquarium

    A wonderful aquarium, where you can see many both saltwater and freshwater fish and water birds. Sea lions shows take place regularly.
  68. Museo Regional de Nuevo León El Obispado68

    Museo Regional de Nuevo León El Obispado

    The Palacio del Obispado , Spanish for Bishop's Palace , is located in Monterrey , Nuevo León state, Northeastern Mexico. It contains a museum. The Palace was constructed on the slopes of a hill, later named Cerro del Obispado (Bishop Hill) after its principal building.
  69. Ex Teresa Arte Actual69

    Ex Teresa Arte Actual

    Mexico City
  70. Rafael Coronel Museum70

    Rafael Coronel Museum

    Rafael Coronel (24 October 1932 – 7 May 2019) was a Mexican painter. He was the son-in-law of Diego Rivera . His representational paintings have a melancholic sobriety, and include faces from the past great masters, often floating in a diffuse haze. In what was the convent of San Francisco de Almolo
  71. Museo de Sitio Mina de Acosta71

    Museo de Sitio Mina de Acosta

    Mineral del Monte
  72. José Guadalupe Posada Museum72

    José Guadalupe Posada Museum

    The José Guadalupe Posada Museum is located in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes , capital of the State of Aguascalientes , and birthplace of the graphic artist José Guadalupe Posada . The Museum displays the original signed printed plates with which he created his graphic images.
  73. Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguerez73

    Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguerez

    Admire unique abstract art pieces created by different Mexican artists in the period from 1950 to the present.
  74. Museo de Ripley de la CDMX74

    Museo de Ripley de la CDMX

    Mexico City
  75. Museo Mural Diego Rivera75

    Museo Mural Diego Rivera

    Mexico City
  76. Museo Fernando García Ponce-MACAY76

    Museo Fernando García Ponce-MACAY

  77. Papalote Children's Museum77

    Papalote Children's Museum

    Mexico City
    The museum Papalote Museo del Niño is located in Mexico City Bosques de Chapultepec . The museum is focused in learning, communication and working together through interactive expositions of science, technology and art for children.
  78. Alvarez Bravo Museum of Photography78

    Alvarez Bravo Museum of Photography

    The Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo is a photographic exhibition centre in the city of Oaxaca , Mexico . The centre is named after the Mexican photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002). It is located in the Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca .
  79. Museo de Arquitectura Maya Baluarte de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad79

    Museo de Arquitectura Maya Baluarte de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

    Located inside the Bastion of Solitude, this museum displays various interesting archaeological findings, especially monoliths.
  80. Francisco Goitia Museum80

    Francisco Goitia Museum

    Do you really love art? Don't miss the opportunity to see the unique collection of approx. 170 pieces of Zacatecas' greatest artists.
  81. Museo Historico de San Miguel de Allende81

    Museo Historico de San Miguel de Allende

    San Miguel de Allende
    Visit the house where one of the important figures of Mexican fight for freedom was born. Bilingual, with lots of interesting information.
  82. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo No. 882

    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo No. 8

    The Aguascalientes Museum of Contemporary Art is an art gallery located in the city of Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes , Mexico and has 6 galleries. In the "Jesús F. Contreras" gallery there are art works by contemporary Mexican artists. These were rewarded works from the Young Encounter of Arts; in
  83. Discover Interactive Museum of Science and Technology83

    Discover Interactive Museum of Science and Technology

    Museo Descubre (Full name: " Descubre, Museo Interactivo de Ciencia y Tecnología " or " Discover Interactive Museum of Science and Technology ") is a hands-on, interactive museum located in the city of Aguascalientes City , Aguascalientes , Mexico . Inside, the museum is shaped like a spiral, leadin
  84. Museo Casa de Carranza84

    Museo Casa de Carranza

    Mexico City
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    Quinta Montes Molina

    This neoclassical villa built by a prosperous businessman now serves as a museum where everything is preserved in the original state.
  86. Pedro Coronel Museum86

    Pedro Coronel Museum

    For all fans of art there is a museum with Pedro Coronelonó's paintings and as well as with a collection of modern European art.
  87. La Venta Museum-Park87

    La Venta Museum-Park

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    Complejo Cultural Los Pinos

    Mexico City
  89. Museo Universitario del Chopo UNAM89

    Museo Universitario del Chopo UNAM

    Mexico City
    The Museo Universitario del Chopo (meaning, " poplar "; locally nicknamed Crystal Palace or simply El Chopo , in Spanish ) ( Chopo University Museum ) is located at Doctor Enrique González Martínez Street in the Colonia Santa María la Ribera of Mexico City . It has collections in contemporary art ,
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    Antigua casa de moneda

    San Luis Potosi
  91. Ecological Center of Sonora91

    Ecological Center of Sonora

  92. Museo de Arte de Querétaro92

    Museo de Arte de Querétaro

    Visit the museum which is located in the beautiful building of a former cloister. Admire the Baroque architecture as well as artworks.
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    Mexico Naval Museum

  94. 94

    Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca

  95. Franz Mayer Museum95

    Franz Mayer Museum

    Mexico City
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    Museo Universitario Casa de los Muñecos

  97. Cultural Center Casa Lamm97

    Cultural Center Casa Lamm

    Mexico City
    The Casa Lamm Cultural Center is the best known landmark in Colonia Roma . It was a house built in the early 20th century when Colonia Roma was a new neighborhood for the wealthy leaving the historic center of Mexico City . In the 1990s, the house was restored to open as a cultural center in 1994, w
  98. Museum of Graphic Arts98

    Museum of Graphic Arts

    Mexico City
  99. Museo del Juguete Antiguo México99

    Museo del Juguete Antiguo México

    Mexico City
  100. Museum of Mexican History100

    Museum of Mexican History

    Feeling remorseful that you came to Mexico and actually you don't know much about its history? Then this is the right choice for you!

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