Dr. Nicolás León Calderon Regional Museum of Michoacán


Dr. Nicolás León Calderon Regional Museum of Michoacán is the oldest museum of the INAH museum’s network and was opened in February 1886, by decree of the former governor of the state, General Mariano Jiménez, and by initiative of the Primitive and National College of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, place of its original venue. Its first principal was the eminent scientist of Michoacán, Nicolás León Calderón.

In 1916, with the determined intervention of the professor Jesús Romero Flores, Secretary of Public Education of the state, it was housed in its current venue.

Since 1933 it shared spaces with the rectory of the University of Michoacán of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, until 1939, when it was exclusively designated as a museum.

The building was constructed between 1705 and 1775. It’s a typical palatial building with Baroque style of Morelia, outstanding for its quarry façade, the fine carved door and the balconies, as well as for the arches in the courtyard.


Allende 305, Col. Morelia Centro, C.P. 58000, Morelia, Michoacán


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




Guide visits | Lavatories | Checkroom | Contemporary art classes and workshop | Conferences | Auditorium


Amalia Villalobos Díaz
Tel. (443) 312 0407