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Mask Museum

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: (415) 154 4324
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NYC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you like folk art and masks you'll find this worth the time. Make an appointment as soon as you arrive in town because there's only one tour per day,

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Montclair, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You have to hike straight up a hill to get there and then it is a little confusing because it is in back of a B&B that is part of the same complex. The owners are fascinating and funny and more than willing to share their impressive knowledge about masks and folk art. The presentation on folk art that we... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A special place filled with masks collected from all over Mexico by Bill, who provides tours to small groups with reservations. His wife, Heidi, has a folk art gallery in an attached building where she tells fascinating stories about the artists. Both Bill and Heidi are clearly devoted to sharing their knowledge.

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New York, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I stupidly didn't read all of the reviews and had no idea reservations were necessary. As luck would have it when we rang their bell a tour was about to start - a fortunate stroke of luck. They graciously let us join their group and invited us into their STUNNING bed and breakfast for coffee, cookies and... More 

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Ukiah, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Bill's deep interest and love of the indigenous culture of Mexico is evident in his presentation and collection...worth a visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Huge collection-lesson in anthropology. Warm hosts-most knowledgeable. Could have spent hours there. Visit is a bit too rushed.

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Mill Valley, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
84 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

THese folks have put together a really impressive museum in their house, masks of all sorts from around Mexico. A real fun day!

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Hidden Valley Lake
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you love masks, if you love history, culture, tradition and knowledge, this is a do not miss experience. After a brief introduction of anthropology and how it relates to Bill's collection, you are invited to tour his galleries of the Mexican indigenous population's masks for as long as you would like to spend. The stories and celebrations that these... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bill and Heidi have created a breathtaking collection of "live" masks, giving even the casual visitor a glimpse into the soul of the country. The variations of colour, trim, visage, meaning and intent will haunt your dreams... in a good way. Call ahead, get all your friends to go with you, but go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My kids loved this place .. Great art craft and wonderful trinkets yo buy and observe . A must see while in town

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