El Caracol Museum. Gallery of History


The Fight of the Mexican People for its Freedom.
This museum is located on the access ramp to the Chapultepec Castle. The building has a spiral construction and its design is owed to the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez. Its construction was promoted by the professor Jaime Torres Bodet, who was then the minister of Public Education. It was inaugurated in 1960 by the president Adolfo López Mateos, and the objective of the museum was to illustrate modern Mexican history: from the war of Independence to the Revolution.

The spaces for exhibitions are around a central tower that has two entrances that allow access to a vestibule; in this one a bronze folding screen made by the muralist José Chávez Morado can be appreciated. Scale clay sculptures of national characters and heroes, maps, paintings, engravings, flags, documents, portraits and photographs are lodged within its halls and dioramas. The museum organizes temporary exhibitions, guided visits, courses, seminars and lectures.


Rampa de acceso al Castillo de Chapultepec 1a. Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec s/n, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11580, México, Ciudad de México


From Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00 - 16:15 hrs.
Entrada gratuita a menores de 13 años.




Domingos entrada libre.
Maestros, estudiantes, niños menores de 13 años e INAPAM entrada libre
La utilización de videocámara está sujeta al pago de derechos


Tel. (55) 5211 5239