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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: (415) 154 4324
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Mask Museum a Must

Bill gave us a wonderful talk and tour of the museum. He is knowledgeable, interesting, and the masks fascinating. We spent over two hours leisurely touring. The B&B where the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Cyndy102
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Bill gave us a wonderful talk and tour of the museum. He is knowledgeable, interesting, and the masks fascinating. We spent over two hours leisurely touring. The B&B where the museum is located is wonderful as well. Heidi, Bill's wife, talked about Mexican folk art and the artists showcased in her shop. A highlight of our San Miguel vacation.

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Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hidden away Mask Museum. Must have appointment. Great variety. One of the best selections I've seen. Must go see.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you like masks, visit this wonderful collection of Bill and Heidi Lavasseur. All the masks displayed are written about and have been used ceremonially. There is a fascinating video of any of the masks being danced in There are also some masks for purchase.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I doubt this museum needs any more positive reviews; however, I was struck by the dedication of Bill and his wife to collect and display this huge collection, and also to spend so much time explaining things to visitors. Videos are available of certain ceremonies and I could have stayed there much longer. Also upstairs we saw some lovely examples... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Incredibly interesting discussion before the museum tour by Bill and a fantastic collection of masks. Lovely book just published.

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Orange County, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was honestly moved after visiting this museum. The collection is so extensive and covers almost every region of Mexico. I knew very little (pretty much nothing) about the history of masks in Mexico (my native country), and was overwhelmed with the richness of the information provided in front of every mask. The hosts are attentive and happy to share... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Its hard to find it if you dont have someone who has been take you there, but it is well worth it. The owners also have a fabulous B&B. There are over 600 masks from all different regions of Mexico that has taken 25 yrs to accumulate. It is well worth the visit and make sure you also check out... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A friend recommended this and we had it all to ourselves. WOW! As an art teacher I was wonderfully surprised at the variety and quality of the exhibition.

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Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you are interested in folk art or indigenous culture, you must pay a visit here. The host is knowledgeable and gives an excellent talk before he leads you into his fascinating collection.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This past spring was my first time to the Mask Museum and it's definitely worth reserving a tour (you must reserve through their website). The groups are small and the tour is fascinating. More than 500 masks -- all used in indigenous ceremonies throughout Mexico. Also, there is a folk art gallery upstairs that is just as interesting. Be sure... More 

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