National Museum of Viceroyalty


The Former College of San Francisco Javier is home to the National Museum of the Viceroyalty; it belonged during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries to the Jesuits in New Spain.

Its particular characteristics made Jesuit college the ideal site to host a national museum that protects the history of the viceroyal Mexico.

The new museum was given a collection with a number of pieces of artistic and historical value which, due to its variety and quality, soon became one of the most important collections, including painting, sculpture and applied arts such as silverware, pottery, porcelain, glass, ironwork, lacquers, textiles, feather art, etc.

In 1964, under the presidential term of Adolfo López Mateos, the National Museum of the Viceroyalty was inaugurated and since then it shows visitors two different and complementary areas: the on-site museum and the historical museum. The on-site museum is housed in the original construction of the college and shows the history of the Society of Jesus, as well as the stylistic evolution of the building. The historical museum is made up of the permanent exhibition halls that inform on the history of the viceroyal Mexico, from the 16th to the 17th century.


Plaza Hidalgo 99, Col. San Martín, C.P. 54600, Tepotzotlán, Estado de México


From Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00 - 18:00 hrs.
Domingo entrada libre, excepto visitantes extranjeros.




Entrada libre a maestros, estudiantes, jubilados, niños menores de 13 años y personas mayores de 60 años, , Domingo entrada libre, excepto visitantes extranjeros.


Guide visits | Store | Ticket office | Wheelchairs | Miniguide | Bookstore | Checkroom | Library | Audio archive library


Leonila Quiroz Santiago. Atención a Medios
Tel. (55) 5876 9213 ext. 412831


March 23 2020 to December 31 2021