Guided tour

Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Guided Visit

3.8 / 5

45 reviews

Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Guided Visit

From US$ 19 per person

See archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico's pre-Columbian heritage on a guided tour of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Explore the legacy of the indigenous peoples, including Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec cultures.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group available


  • Discover objects excavated from archaeological sites across Mexico
  • Explore rooms where small objects, such as spear points, are on display
  • Learn how Mexican people lived in previous epochs
Full description
Enter the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City almost a half century after it was established, and discover why it remains the flagship enclosure safeguarding the legacy of the Mexican indigenous people. Standing as a symbol of identity and a mentor to generations seeking to dig into their cultural roots, the museum is the most popular in Mexico, attracting some 2 million visitors per year. Get insights into the various exhibits and their significance from your guide. Look at objects excavated from archaeological sites, covering vast territories in what is now modern-day Mexico. Learn about the various cultures that created them. Visit rooms where small objects, such as spear points are on display. These were used by early hunters on the continent more than 10,000 years ago. See simple clay pieces used in daily life and as symbolic articles in religious ceremonies. Admire impressive objects such as the Stone of the Sun (Aztec calendar stone). Your guide will explain the meaning of these valuable contributions to Mexico, as well as the ways historians have been challenged to re-think the development of the Mesoamerican people including Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec cultures. Enjoy some free time to explore the museum on your own after the guided tour. 
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the National Museum of Anthropology
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off/transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide at least 10 minutes before the departure time at the flagpole in front of the main entrance of the Anthropology Museum.

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  • A family tour tailor made for your needs is also available if option selected
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3.8 /5

based on 45 reviews

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Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. Her accent made it a little hard to understand, but she had pretty good English. We learned a lot more having a guide. Finding the guide was very difficult - she had a shirt on from a different company and it was unclear where exactly at the front of the museum to meet so that was very frustrating. It took 20 minutes from the appointed meeting time to find her.

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October 19, 2019

September 29, 2021

We started late, we had to wait for the compliments, waiting for the non-compliments. Too much detail in the information, they should clarify that it is a tour for scholars of the. Theme. An hour and a half later I gave up due to physical boredom and we had not advanced much.

September 29, 2021

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