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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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Amazing collection of hand-made masks

The people of Mexico loves their masks and costumes, and this is probably one of the best collections of hand-made and historic masks that I have ever seen. It is well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Betty B
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people of Mexico loves their masks and costumes, and this is probably one of the best collections of hand-made and historic masks that I have ever seen. It is well worth a visit.l

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Thank Betty B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted enthusiastically at the museum and home by Bill. Their beautiful home is also a B & B, and we were offered coffee while we sat in the livin room and listened to Bill explain the purposes of masks in Mexico. Then he led us to see his fabulous collection, which he explained thoroughly and answered all our... More 

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Thank Carol F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only are there hundreds of wonderful masks, but the owner has taken videos of the wearers doing there native dances.

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Thank Carolyn S
Athens, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very interesting place, I think it's great for all family, you can have a lot of fun. Masks are nice, colorful and interesting.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has masks from all the regions of Mexico that uses masks in their dances and parades and is really interesting. There is a video that shows masks being used in parades and dances. You can buy masks and had made art and crafts from various regions of Mexico here also.

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Thank JiJi J
Texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a private but extensive collection of masks from all over Mexico. They are not necessarily "old", but all of them have actually been used in a traditional celebration or dance or festival. If you're interested in Mexican culture, this is a must-see. You do have to make an appointment, but Bill responded to my email in a very... More 

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Mill Valley, California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating private collection of masks. Bill is passionate about his collection and is generous with sharing the history surrounding the individual pieces. We learned about more then just masks including traditions, geography and ceremonies.

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Thank Gigi-ray
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

When visiting San Miguel, make certain to book an appointment at the Mask Museum to see an unparalleled collection of masks with descriptions.

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Thank GreenGal4
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I am ranking this slow low because you have to have an appointment to visit. This information was not forthcoming, so we ended up walking there (20min uphill) for no reason. I just want people to be aware to make an appointment first. I did try the website associated with Trip Advisor and it wasn't working.

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Thank katzwustl
Red Deer, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have been to the Mask. Museum twice and each time I see and learn something new. It is housed in a private residence (also a B and B) so you need to call ahead to set a time to visit. All of the masks were collected by the owner as he travelled around Mexico visiting different fiestas and ceremonies.... More 

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