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Museo Nacional de la Revoluci贸n - Museum Mexico City - Mexico

Open since 1986, the Museo Nacional de la Revoluci贸n sits in the basement of the Monumento a la Revoluci贸n. The seven chronological sections of the museum cover the years 1857 鈥 1920 and are amply stocked with photos, sculptures, armaments, paintings, memorabilia, clothing and numerous other artifacts pertaining to the Mexican Revolution, which began in 1910. Those who don't read Spanish will be at a disadvantage, since all the carefully labeled items and big explanatory texts are only in Spanish.

There are neat visuals, such as charts that show what the average textile worker made a day at the end of the reign of President Porfirio D铆az (0.25 pesos) and how much a kilo of corn cost (0.07 pesos). If you don't stop to read anything, you can breeze through here in 15 minutes.


Plaza de la Rep煤blica

Mexico City, Mexico

Museum Types:
Historical museum

Getting There

The nearest metros are Revoluci贸n and Hidalgo. Or, take one of the buses that troll up and down Paseo de la Reforma and get off at Avenida de la Rep煤blica. The museum entrance is on the north side of the monument, down a slope.

Travel Tips:

Descriptions are in Spanish. Photography (without flash) is allowed. Backpacks must be checked at the baggage desk. Pamphlets are only in Spanish. Guided tours in Spanish are given at noon and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Price Description:

$1.50 (20 pesos) for adults. $0.75 (10 pesos with ID) for students, teachers and seniors

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9 a.m. 鈥 5 p.m. Tuesday 鈥 Sunday

Days Closed:Mondays

Travel Skills: None

Monument a la Revoluci贸n, Alameda Central, Museo Nacional de San Carlos

Currencies accepted
Mexican peso

Contact Information:
Zip: 06030
Phone: +52555546-2115
Fax: +52-55 5566-1902
E-mail: +52-55 5566-1902

Here are other activities in and around Mexico City that may be of interest: La Secretar铆a de Educaci贸n P煤blica (SEP) , Museo Tecnol贸gico (Technology Museum), Galer铆a de Historia/Museo del Caracol, Museo de la Caricatura, Museo Nacional de las Culturas, Polyforum Siqueiros , Museo De Arte Carrillo Gil, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Museo Nacional de Historia/Castillo de Chapultepec and Museo Nacional de San Carlos.

30 Mar 2012

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