Ganot-Peschard Archaeology Museum


The museum was built at the end of the 19th century, in time it was use for household, printer, and archives of the State. Nowadays, is part of the historical monuments of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). It was remodeled in 1998 with a project by the Historian Javier Guerrero Romero and the Architect Juan Águila. The precinct was opened in August 3, of that year with the objective of preserving and spreading the archaeological heritage of Durango, and that of the area of Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Nayarit and Jalisco. It has a reading hall and seven permanent halls called: Physical Environment, Paleo-Indian and Archaic Cultures, Loma San Gabriel Culture, Chalchihuites and Guadiana Cultures. Aztatlán Culture, Cave Painting Art and The Archaeological Method.

Among the pieces in exhibit are remarkable columns, mortuary urns, skulls, vases, arrow points, spindles, breastplates, and other decorative elements of the pre-Hispanic towns of the area.

Guided visits, tours around archaeological sites and pottery and saddler courses are some activities that take place in the museum.


Zaragoza 315 Sur, Col. Zona Centro, C.P. 34000, Durango, Durango


From Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.
sábado y domingo, 11:00 - 18:00 hrs.




Guide visits | Clases


Alejandro Alberto Peschard Fernández
Tel. (618) 8131 047


Ganot-Peschard Archaeology Museum

January 01 2017 to December 29 2022