We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 228 815 0920
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Description:

This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican...

This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$137.99*
and up
Xalapa and Coatepec Day Trip from Veracruz Including Anthropology and Coffee...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 412 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Amazing

Giant Olmec heads and many other peaces from the Tultec, Maya and other civilizations make this museum one not to be missed. They have English speaking cell phone self-guided... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Amanda S
,
Crestline, California
Add Photo Write a Review

412 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 102: English reviews
Crestline, California
Level Contributor
89 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giant Olmec heads and many other peaces from the Tultec, Maya and other civilizations make this museum one not to be missed. They have English speaking cell phone self-guided tours that make it nice. The famous wheeled toy is here as are many other sculptures that any student of pre-colombian civilizations will recognize.

Helpful?
Thank Amanda S
Mexico
Level Contributor
50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

As a local in Xalapa, I must say that this is the #1 must site in town. It's cheap (like 2USD) and it's fabulous! Check the website for days and hours, as it currently closes on Mondays.

Helpful?
Thank Cx C
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My kids loved this . The history is amazing in the exhibits. The price was not horrible. There are awesome events that sometimes are going on while at the museum. I would recommend it!

Helpful?
Thank April M
Palm Bay, Florida
Level Contributor
168 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I drove a rental car from Mexico City 4 hours to El Tajin and then another 4 hours to my hotel in Xalapa near this museum. I specifically stopped here to see this museum for the Olmec heads and civilization known around Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico. This museum was well worth the trip. If my count is correct,... More 

Helpful?
Thank David B
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is an amazing museum. I like it better than the world renown Natural History Museum in Mexico City. The many many antiquities in the museum are wonderfully arranged so that as you walk on the marble floors you can easily see the many special pieces that go back thousands of years. The Olmec heads are definitely a highlight. They... More 

Helpful?
Thank mdklein41
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
219 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Better than I expected even after I read the reviews. The building itself is worth the visit. The way the buildings descends down the slope in steps is impressive as are the secluded gardens to the side. The contents are amazing and to think they are from the nearby area and mostly so well preserved. On the downside the English... More 

Helpful?
Thank gemido
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't expect much from an athropology museum in what is a pretty small city BUT we were blown away and spent hours there. We paid MX $25 each entry (student prices - they accept UK student cards) and paid an additional MX $50 for an audioguide which turned out to be essential as our Spanish sucks. There was so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie W
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

A world class museum with spacious display of artifacts. A nice place to retreat before venturing into the exploration of nature of Veracruz.

Helpful?
Thank JamilyaU
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Level Contributor
61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I was surprised by the quality and sheer volume of artifacts, but the variety was unexpected. So much, so many influences... DO NOT MISS THIS! The best museum in a long time.

Helpful?
Thank BigBaldBuddha
Xalapa, Mexico
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A full Museum of excellent pieces, clear explications, illustrative, wide gardens, a marvelous place... A History Palace!

Helpful?
Thank AgustinNahum

Travellers who viewed Anthropology Museum also viewed

 

Been to Anthropology Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Anthropology Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Anthropology Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?