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Mask Museum

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Address: Cuesta de San Jose #32 | Cuesta de San Jose #32, Colonia Azteca San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 415 154 4324

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Amazing collection

A personal museum housed in a lovely private home and B&B. You'll get a history lesson along with the tour. A place full of treasures and a love of Mexico.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must-see for anyone interested in indigenous cultures in Mexico. Bill buys only masks that have been used in ceremonial dances and celebrations. He provides introductory information and the museum's extensive displays fill in much more. Heidi, Bill's wife, has her own area of expertise--indigenous folk art--and describes the dress and artistic specialty of each group. Visits... More 

Thank Marilyn R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A personal museum housed in a lovely private home and B&B. You'll get a history lesson along with the tour. A place full of treasures and a love of Mexico.

Thank JayneR
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a beautiful property up the hills overlooking San Miguel, this museum was so much fun. The owner has collected masks from all over Mexico and provides a funny, fact-filled presentation prior to touring the museum. All masks have been used in ceremonies by the indigenous people of Mexico, and while some are on the creepy side, many are... More 

Thank Peggy K
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this fabulous space... with very a unique array of masks. It has been painstakingly displayed and wildly interesting... call for an appointment if it's not an open house day!!

Thank Lori K
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you're interested in learning about local cultures, the Mask Museum is something you can't miss while in San Miguel de Allende. Bill, the owner, shows off his private collection of local indigenous masks in a museum of his own making. He'll be the first to tell you that he doesn't have formal academic training in anthropology, but you'll leave... More 

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San Miguel de Allende
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited the Mask Museum with my aunt and uncle and we all loved it. There are hundreds of examples of ceremonial masks from all over Mexico. All have been danced in and there are several video stations throughout the museum in which to view the masks in action. The displays are beautiful, informative and educational. If you're in San... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The house is a interesting as the Mask Museum. The house on the hill. Mask are all authentic and the guide.Bill is an amateur with a very dry sense of humour. Don't be late or you'll get roasted. He is passionate about the masks and indiginous cultures. Lots to see and learn here. Will return on my next visit to... More 

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Napa, California
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My wife and I were intrigued with the mask museum. Many many masks on display with a ton of info related to each mask, i.e., location, which festival the mask was danced in, the meaning of the mask, etc. I don't think anything like it exists outside a national museum. However, in the separate section for the masks for sale--a... More 

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Beijing, China
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47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Bill is an amazing guy. Try to prepare your homework in advance in order to get the most out of this visit. He has a wealth of information on everything related to Mexico's indigenous population and is more than happy to share his knowledge with you. The house itself is magnificent - each corner a piece of art - and... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Mask Museum is in a B&B and requires an appointment but it is worth the trip up Homobono. Once in you can browse to your heart's content. The owner sells authentic masks if you want one. He knows a lot about the mask culture in Mexico.

Thank Jonathan B

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