National Museum of the Cultures of the World


The National Museum of the Cultures of the World was inaugurated in December 1965 in a historical building from the XVIII century which has had different uses: Mint, Quarter for the Guard of the Supreme Powers, Ministry of Finance, Supreme Court of Justice, store for the library, archive of the University, Postmaster Office, Statistics Department, Mexican Society of Geography and Statistics, house and office for the minister of Interior and Foreign Relations; Mexican Society of Natural History, Stamp Printing House; Attorney General’s office, Ministry of War’s Photography Department, nickel mint; fire station; National Graphic Workshops, and site of the National School of Anthropology and History.

The first museum of the country, whose name was Public Museum of Natural History, Archeology and History, was founded there in 1865.


Moneda 13 Centro Histórico., Col. Centro (Área 2), Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 6010, México, Ciudad de México


From Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 17:00 hrs.


Entrada libre.


La utilización de videocámara está sujeta al pago de derechos


Lavatories | Checkroom | Library


Tel. (55) 5542 0187 , 5542 0165 , 5542 0422


Night of Cabaret

January 30 2019

Sequins at Night

December 01 2018 to March 31 2019

Views of Death in the World

October 31 2018 to February 10 2019

The Light of Anatolia. Photographs by Kamil Firat

November 08 2018 to February 24 2019

Tokyo. Before and After

November 08 2018 to January 20 2019

Vera 68

October 28 2018 to January 27 2019

150 Years of Natural History in Mexico

September 07 2018 to February 24 2019

1968: Words and Images Which Transformed the World

September 07 2018 to January 13 2019