Free Museums in Mexico City

“Museum guide: Free museums to visit in Mexico City”

Are you planning your next vacation? ¡Good news! the best place to visit is Mexico City. It is here where the adventure begins. First, turn on your computer and type the following: “Hotels in CDMX”, and surely you will find Kali Hoteles, one of the best known hotels in CDMX. Now, surely you’ll ask yourself: what to do in Mexico City? You are about to know the answer. Would you like to live an unforgettable experience full of art, culture and history? If so, the museums in Mexico city are perfect for you!

Mexico City has 170 museums, it is considered as one of the cities with most museums around the world. Interesting, right?. For that reason, if you find yourself visiting Mexico City don’t miss the chance to visit them and get to know the history of our country represented through paintings, murals, sculptures, monuments and more.

The museums in Mexico City have different themes for all preferences, from history, photography, contemporary art, and others. So you will surely find several of your interest.

Would you like to know the museums you can visit? The list is quite long. However, we list the following 10 museums with FREE ENTRANCES!

List of museums

  1. Soumaya. This is a museum founded in 1994 and it has three enclosures Plaza Carso, Plaza Loreto and Casa Guillermo Tovar de Teresa.

  • Plaza Carso. It has a spectacular architecture. You’ll be able to behold it’s impressive structure from any angle, making it perfect to take selfies, panoramic photographs or whichever you prefer. Inside, you’ll get to see colonial art, impressionism and sculptures by Rodin, Salvador Dalí and a beautiful decorative design.

Address: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Blvd. 303, Ampliación Granada.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 10:30h to 18:30 h.

  • Plaza Loreto. This museum has permanent exhibitions in rooms three and four such as the “Calendario Mexicanos”. For which it displays different themes like “Grandeza Mexicana, Fiesta familia, Patria, Folclor nacional and Fiesta Brava” and more.

Address: Revolución Av. and Río Magdalena -Eje 10 sur- Tizapán San Ángel.

Schedule: Wednesday to Monday from 10:30h to 18:30h and Saturday from 10:30h to 20:00h.

  • Casa Guillermo Tovar de Teresa. This museum displays a collection by the historian Guillermo Tovar y de Teresa. This museum will take you on a historic journey into Mexico’s past, present and future.

Address: Valladolid 52, Roma Norte.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 10:30h to 18:30h.

2. Museo del Estanquillo. This museum has a wonderful Mexican collection of 20, 000 pieces gathered by Carlos Monsiváis. Inside the museum there are photographs, toys, plastic, manifestos, posters, historical documents, music sheets, films and more. All the valuable things inside this museum represents the history of Mexico, taking into account its society, politics, economy and daily life.

Address: Isabel la Católica 26 Street, Colonia Centro, Alcaldia Cuauhtémoc.

Schedule: Wednesday to Monday from 10:00h to 18 h.

3. Museo Nacional de la Acuarela. This museum offers a historic journey of watercoloring in Mexico and around the world. Also, you can enjoy different activities such as: workshops on weekends, classes, specialized workshops, courses and activities for everyone. This museum has a variety of fascinating activities. Don´t miss this unique experience!

Address: Salvador Novo Num. 88 Col. Barrio de Santa Catarina, Coyoacán.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 10:00h to 18:00 h.

4. Museo de los Ferrocarriles. In this museum you get to learn about the railway workers, their strikes and struggles through books, documents, maps and films. You’ll also get to know about the most reknown heroes of the time. The museum also offers conferences, concerts, plays, workshops, dance performances and guided visits.

Address: You can access through Cuauhtémoc Street, Aquiles Serdán, Aragón La Villa.

Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00h to17:00 h.

5. Museo Archivo de la Fotografía. This museum has three rooms for exhibitions and one for multiple purposes. In the museum, you get to see more than 2 million images that represents the development and changes in Mexico through almost a century. Talking about activities, you can enjoy exhibitions, workshops, conferences, films, concerts and other activities.

Address: República de Guatemala 34, Centro Histórico.

Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00h to 18:00 h.

6. Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo. In this museum you get to see, from past to present, a representation of the cultures around the world. This museum is located in a Colonial building where coins were made. In this museum you can enjoy different activities, such as: films, digitalize cultures, courses, workshops, dances, exhibitions, literature, music, plays, and other activities that represents different countries of the world.

Address: Moneda 13 Centro Histórico, Col. Centro (Área 2), Cuauhtémoc.

Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00h to 17:00 h

7. Museo de la Medicina Mexicana. This museum portrays the history of the Mexican medicine. Also, it has permanent exhibitions with interactive pieces through didacticism, guided visits, workshops for kids, courses, concerts and cultural events. You don’t need to be an expert in medicine since in this fascinating world, you never stop learning.

Address: Brasil 33, Venezuela, Plaza Santo Domingo, Centro Histórico.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 9:00h to 18:00 h

As we’ve mentioned, the list of museums in Mexico City is really long, therefore there are even more museums left unseen everytime you visit this city, so start by making a list and check the ones you’ve visited already. Lastly, we will recommend two more museums that are only FREE on Sundays. Did you expect something like that? You’re in luck!

8.Castillo de Chapultepec. This museum is an architectural monument with the most history in Mexico. This museum has a wide collection of paintings, photographs, documents and objects that represents the colonization period to the present time.

Address: You can get there through Paseo de la Reforma, Circuito Interior or Constituyentes Avenue.

Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00h to 17:00 h

9.Museo de Antropologia. This museum is the biggest one in the whole country, it is also an enclosure for archeological and anthropological samples from different cultural groups with hundreds of years of history. Additionally, it has the most representative pieces of the indigenous people of Mexico.

Address: Paseo de la Reforma Avenue and Calzada Gandhi, Chapultepec Polanco. Del. Miguel Hidalgo.

Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00h to 19:00 h

10. Frida Kahlo. This place is best known as “la Casa Azul”. It is a place where the personal belongings reveals the intimate universe of the world reknown latinamerican artist. Moreover, in this house you can find a few of the most important paintings by Frida Kahlo.

Address: Londres 247, Col. Del Carmen, Del. Coyoacán.

Schedule: Tuesday from 10:00 to 17:45. Wednesday from 11:00 to 17:45. Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:45

There is something worth mentioning. Don’t skip the Museum nights!

The last Wednesday of every month, some museums of the city reopens (for about an hour or two after their normal closing time). Also, these museums have special events, for example, small concerts, guided tours, films and more.

Don’t miss the chance to journey into the past, get to know the present and imagine the future of Mexico through its historical museums. We will be waiting for you at Kali Hoteles en la Ciudad de México.