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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

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Address: Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 415 152 2602
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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"La Esquina", Mexican Folk toy museum, is a cultural institution...

"La Esquina", Mexican Folk toy museum, is a cultural institution devoted to preserve Mexican toys and playful domains. In order to spread its collection , that consists by more than one thousand objects, this first in its genre country-wide museum was created to permanently-wise exhibit, this rustic toy heritage acquired by Angélica Tijerina over the course of fifty years. The toys are considered samples of the artisans production history in México.

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Such a captivating experience. Well worth a visit.

I was surprised how big the museum was and how interesting the collection was. I was able to buy a paper mache doll in the little shop too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Glennis M
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was surprised how big the museum was and how interesting the collection was. I was able to buy a paper mache doll in the little shop too.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

loved this store, found lots of cute gifts and toys... BUT when i went to pay (and i had quite a few items), they said did not take credit cards, WHAT?!!! so sorry for that :(

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Thank barbibright
Oshkosh, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly suggest the Toy Museum in San Miguel, MX. There are 4 floors of hand made toys that will fascinate you! Very inexpensive as well.

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San Anselmo, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rooms and rooms of the best of Mexican folk art - unpretentious, not catering to the tourist market (nice relief that) and truly beautiful. Some true treasures to be found here, not to be missed!

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Thank Lisa S
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Airbnb hosts suggested the Toy Museum. We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. There's a lot of fun stuff in their collection, probably more than you can take in during one visit

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Victoria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent an hour or so here today browsing through the floors and checking the toys. So comments.... The toys are nicely displayed - the glass cases are attractive and clean. Some toys are in the open but most of them you are not allowed to touch - this is way disappointing as many of them are motion toys -... More 

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Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

There are five floors of toys exhibited in the Toy Museum. It only cost $3 to enter. There were miniatures, dolls, large toys with moving parts, fabric and grass woven displays, ceramic toys, and much more. There were many toys that did not appear to be ones that should be played with. They were too ornate and delicate, but beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a folk art museum, not history. Each year the winning pieces which represent old toys with a modern interpretation are added. Some history in English is provided but we had many questions left unanswered. Don't miss the rooftop view. It is not a don't miss but an inexpensive way to spend a couple,of hours. Our overall experience in... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

True artisan work displayed. If you want a historical look at the hand crafted toys and how unique they are this is a must see.

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

You spend no more than 1 hour to visit all the rooms, that are full of handmade toys, showing a little about Mexican culture. Not only toys, but also a great view from the city on the rooftop. It really worth if have kids!

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