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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

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Address: Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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+52 415 152 2602
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

"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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Brief overview of Mexican handcrafted toys.

Located at the corner of Nunez and St Francisco, this cozy space divided into 6 or seven halls show many of the traditional handcrafted toys from different regions of Mexico and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located at the corner of Nunez and St Francisco, this cozy space divided into 6 or seven halls show many of the traditional handcrafted toys from different regions of Mexico and different techniques as well. Is not curated as a museum but as a big collection instead. Only cost 30 pesos and has a nice terrace, would be nicer if... More 

Thank lalostrada
Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here because we were a little curious but loved it! Their traditional toy collection is great, I just feel like it needs a bigger space since a lot of the toys are a little crowded and you don't get to appreciate it

Thank aairal
Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a treat! We had no idea what to expect, but we were so happy we went to this place. The multple floor displays range from mini size to floor to ceiling. Handmade toys are beyind description. There are writeups on the walls for you to read, and they are worth your time. This place is Awesome!

Thank delyn35
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent little museum depicting the history of the Mexican toy. Very well laid out with interactive activities for both young and young at heart. The displays are beautiful and full of color and all i can day is that toys are fun. My favorite display is the wrestling ring and the ferris wheel.

Thank Ed C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a word, this place is boring, yet as a toy museum, should be the least of boring places. I won't go back here with my kids

Thank VagabundoDeCorazon
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

This folk and toy museum is in Centro - walking distance. Delightful! all types of children's antique and folk toys on display.

Thank Debra Jean S
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2017

A 50 year collection plus new entries of hand made artisan toys from all over Mexico. Every year the Museum invites artists and artisans to design new toys. Te museum also has a shop with beautifully hand made Mexican toys available for purchase. A must for adults as well as children. Many toys are so fabulous, the stuff dreams are... More 

Thank magofailoni
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017

We popped in because my 12 year old wanted to check it out. Admission was just a few dollars. There's not much hand's on for the kids, but mine (9 and 12) seemed to enjoy looking at the collection. There were 4 small floors, so it's easy to get through...The roof top has a great view. Beware, you exit through... More 

Thank Katherine S
Incline Village, Nevada
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

This little Museum deserves a visit. There are very few things in San Miguel to engage small children but this qualifies. Even w/o kids it is a fun stop, don't miss it. The collection of toys is extensive and nicely presented and the view from their rooftop is nice.

Thank Karen L
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Interesting concept though few items get repetitive. Centrally located so one can catch it in between other activities too. Though uniquely artistic in its collections, museum would be mostly liked by younger age group

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