National Museum of Interventions


The National Museum of the Interventions was open to the public on September 13th 1981. The “Gastón García Cantú” multipurpose hall was inaugurated on April 6th 2006 and the Catalejo de la historia (Telescope of History) reference center was created during the first stage of the integral restructuration of the museum. This center offers the visitor the possibility of approaching the knowledge of Mexican history through books, brochures, interactive videos and audio discs.

The permanent collection of the museum is composed by lithographs, flags, weapons, furniture and both civil and military accessories from the period, which are presented in combination with different reproductions that allow to recreate historical facts in a museographic way. The facts represented are particularly the ones related to the several military interventions in the 19th and 20th centuries. This museum offers guided visits, artistic events, lectures and courses related to the subject of interventions.

It is located in an ancient convent that the Franciscans handed over to the Dieguinos in 1580; the latter order established there its novitiate and its school to form  missionaries who preached in The Philippines, China and Japan. The building was used as a military quarter during the 19th century and it was one of the sceneries where one of the most important battles against the American army was fought in 1847.


20 de Agosto s/n, esquina con General Anaya, Col. San Diego Churubusco, Coyoacán, C.P. 4120, México, Ciudad de México


From Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00 - 18:00 hrs.
Maestros, estudiantes, niños menores de 13 años e INAPAM entrada libre, Domingos entrada libre.




Guide visits | Publication sale | Info stand | Checkroom | Expositions | Summer course | Library | Auditorium


Tel. (55) 5604 0699, (55) 5604 3699, (55) 5688 7926