Museo Textil de Oaxaca
Museo Textil de Oaxaca
4.5
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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jadeacollin
Liverpool, UK125 contributions
Couples
The museum had creative displays of more contemporary work and also some more traditional Mexican clothing.

Entry was free, we just had to provide our name and country.

The museum isn’t very large, we were probably there for about 30 minutes in total.

There were some QR codes to scan that gave information in English. Most of the information was written in Spanish but there was enough of the English information to understand the exhibits.

There are lockers as you go in to store large bags and also a small shop and toilet.
Written August 12, 2022
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Martha L
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The Museo Textilede Oaxaca is one of my favorite museums in Oaxaca.
Creating textiles and learning about historic Oaxacan textiles is my passion. The exhibits are amazing and touch on many textile traditions from many regions of Mexico. This museum is free so you can go in every day and admire your favorite garments or weavings. Most of the info is in Spanish so a bit of translating is necessary. The museum is centrally located and next to a great Cafe so it is easy to make it a daily destination. In 10/21 it was one of the few museums open so this as a blessing.
Written July 13, 2022
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Mary T
Santa Barbara, CA130 contributions
Solo
Had a wonderful English speaking tour recently at this museum. The gentleman who gave the tour shared a lot of history and information about textiles, and you could clearly tell he not only loves his job, but as well the mission of the museum to preserve and protect the textiles in their collection. Given textiles are very much a part of the Mexican culture, a visit here is an opportunity to understand more about the importance of textiles and what these pieces of work represent to those that make them.
Written February 26, 2020
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mks1122
Atlanta, GA28 contributions
Friends
This small museum (4 -5 rooms) has rotating exhibits with pieces from around the world, some of which are from Oaxaca state. In addition, the museum has an exhibit for children, classes and community outreach. In each room, a booklet explains each piece in Spanish. The English tour was absolutely superb. The knowledgeable and articulate guide made the historical and anthropological importance of textiles come alive.
Written February 13, 2020
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,783 contributions
Solo
This museum is located in a beautiful building which is part of the Ex Convento de San Pablo. You can't bring in backpacks or take photos, but entrance is free.
There are a couple of rooms of displays and most of the descriptions are in Spanish only. There is one piece of writing on the wall which is both in Spanish and in English and it talks about how the words text and textiles both had common origins and then ties that back to the modern practice of having slogans on t-shirts. I thought that was a nice observation.
Written February 9, 2020
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waller7
Glasgow104 contributions
Family
Visited 3 times during our stay. It is a very pleasant peaceful place where there are workshops run. There is also an opportunity to design your own fabric sampler with either needle and thread or fabric paints. Artisan shop.
Written February 18, 2020
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NKY60
Montreal, Canada68 contributions
A small museum which displays a wide variety of work, from indigenous to modern woven 'paintings' which were wonderful. Of course it would have been great to have had English interpretations, but these places have restricted budgets. They have concentrated on quality exhibits. A most enjoyable visit.
Written February 17, 2020
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JoAnne H
Washington State398 contributions
We ran into friends in Oaxaca, women interested in textiles. We are not particularly interested in textiles, more than other things, but this museum was such a joy. There were two main exhibits, one of a person who had woven industrial or urban photos into very large weavings. They became abstracts shapes. It was excellent, but the exhibit that blew me away was the one about text and textiles and how they are interwoven (so to speak). It showed the relationship between the letters and the weaving. The letters were incorporated even though the weavers might have known nothing about the meaning of the words. Loved the thought that this continues to the present day with T-shirt designs even though the message may not be understood in the least. The design and colors are embraced.
Written March 1, 2020
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Debbie B
101 contributions
Friends
When we stopped in there was only one small exhibit. They told us two new exhibits would open tonight (for four months). Only four or five blocks from the zocalo. Will probably go back tomorrow and check them out since our room is nearby. There is also a small gift shop (a bit spendy).
Written January 18, 2020
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edgycoolness
New York166 contributions
It houses a small collection. I only saw foreigners here, yet all the signs were in Spanish. If you have an international clientele, it would make sense to put all the exhibit signs in two languages so people can learn about your rich culture and textiles.
Written February 16, 2020
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