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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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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wanted to go, but found out in the afternoon that the tours are only at 10:00AM, and we were leaving the next morning. Mask museum website could be more specific.

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Kelowna, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The mask museum was a total joy. We wandered around and were amazed by the number of masks and the colours. So interesting. Not worth a return but as a one time thing to do, very nice.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It came highly recommended but I was sceptical. The masks, the folk art, the tours by the two owners, I was blown away...and the building itself with the decorations was worth the visit alone. Make a reservation and you will be guaranteed the tours and the explanations. Great for kids too.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Large selection of (real) masks that have been initiated (have danced) and an explanation of their significance.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place to spend a couple of hours. In a private home. Probably need to take a cab - but MAKE SURE YOU GIVE THE DRIVER THE EXACT ADDRESS. It is not well marked and a bit off the beaten path. That is the only negative. Bill (the owner) has built a spectacular collection. He has annotated many of the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This museum and shop is a must see on your visit to SMA. We made an appointment to see the museum, which we thought would be just a few masks in a B and B. Instead we were treated to a 30 minute overview of the masks and the history of masks in Mexico, followed by an amazing exhibit. There... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Bill, the owner of the museum, has a wealth knowledge of history, anthropology, sociology, art, and culture. He has hundreds of masks that are well-laid out in his space. We enjoyed his lecture and seeing his treasures.

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Freeport, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I highly recommend visiting this place at the beginning of your trip. The owners are very passionate about what they are doing. They both know so much about the history of the native people. What I learned there helped me understand what people were selling in the markets and gave me a better appreciation of the culture. He also has... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our visit to the San Miguel Mask Museum exceeded our expectation in many areas. First was the informative and friendly presentations by owners Bill and Heidi. They are both extremely passionate about Mexico; its indigenous people and its folk art. Second the collection of maps is totally amazing. They are all unique and vary from very small and rather plain... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Fascinating tour and talk by the owners about both the mask collection and the folk art. Highly recommend if you like quirky passions! And their B and B is an outstanding environment as well...

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