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Mask Museum

Cuesta de San Jose #32 | Cuesta de San Jose #32, Colonia Azteca San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
(415) 154 4324
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went with my family: husband, 2 kids, brother, father and his girlfriend (she was back for the 2nd time!). The museum is part of a private collection and is in a couple's B&B. We had a great time and learned a lot about Mexico and it's many people. Bill was fun and did a great job of keeping the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

An immense collection of masks from around the world well displayed over several rooms. An easy walk from the Centro.

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billyheidi, Owner at Mask Museum, responded to this review

And a most unusual review considering the name of the museum is ANOTHER FACE OF MEXICO and every one of the 550 masks in the museum are Mexican. Hard to believe that this visitor didn't get it. Masks from around the world? Oh well. More

Santa Cruz, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Located in the most gorgeous B&B you'll ever see, is this huge private collection of hundreds of masks that are used in dance rituals in villages all over Mexico. You need to make a reservation and you'll be greeted by Bill and Heidi who have lived all over the world before settling in San Miguel. Bill has been collecting masks... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Its eye opening to learn that indigenous cultures continue to thrive in Mexico, in spite of the hardships they have faced.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This museum is presented by a lover of masks. He started collecting masks some 25 years ago and just never stopped. Room after room is filled with masks, descriptions ( in English, too) and whole costume models. It's incredible. At the end there is a wonderful video about masks and ceremonies. You HAVE to go see this museum and I'm... More

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

An amazing collection displayed in a wonderful area at a cute B&B! Really worth stopping in for a tour if you enjoy viewing an interesting assortment of masks, history and some photos/video of the masks in use. Super collection!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was just an impromptu visit as we stumbled upon it while walking to town. Was very inexpensive but worth the stop. It was quite unique and the masks were very cool. Did expect such amazing art. Museum is defiantly 1 of a kind. Very we'll organized.

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El Cerrito, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Colorful, unique a large collection of masks from all over Mexico. I highly recommend a visit to this treasure house. It's well organized and beautifully displayed. The video depicting the various dances and locations from which the owner collected the masks is also interesting. So grateful we went. We walked from near the The Jardin. A bit of a trek... More

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Senior Contributor
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Fantastic collection of masks that were actually worn by dancers throughout Mexico. Video actually showed the dances and dancers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I went with friends who were into masks and wound up being enthralled myself. I finally understand the Katerina skeleton and Day of the Dead! Heidi did a wonderful job with the tour, and I especially loved the time in the folk art part. Great gift shop. Although there is no fee, a small donation is requested which is given... More

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