Xalapa Anthropology Museum


It was created on 1957, the first of its kind of the country back then. The present building was built on 1986, developed by Edward Durell and Stone of New York, it was encouraged by the governor of that time, Agustín Acosta Lagunes.

The modern architecture of the museum is characterized for its gardens of subtropical vegetation, the natural light bathing the ample exhibition rooms and hallways that slowly take us to the discovery of the Pre-Hispanic cultures of what is today the state of Veracruz.

On the southern area are the rooms dedicated to the Olmec culture. Afterwards, three rooms dedicated to the culture of the center, divided into cultural complexes. At the end there are pieces of the Huastec culture.

Here is the second largest collection of the Pre-Hispanic world of Mesoamerica, with about 2,500 fundamental pieces of the Olmec, Totonaca, and Huastec cultures, among other peoples from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as an ample exhibition about the ethnography of today’s indigenous populations of the state of Veracruz.


Av. Xalapa s/n, esquina con Entre Acueducto y 1° de Mayo, Col. Xalapa Enríquez Centro, C.P. 91000, Xalapa, Veracruz


From Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00 - 17:00 hrs.


Directora Dra. Maura Ordoñez Valenzuela
Tel. Tel: (228) 815 4952, 815 0920 y 815 0708


Bucolic Exhibition

December 06 2019 to January 29 2020