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Address: Morelia, Mexico
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This museum covers a wide range of topics, including Mexican ecology,...

This museum covers a wide range of topics, including Mexican ecology, history and art.

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The Michoacan Museum was interesting both in its prehistoric exhibits but also 19th-century Mexican history. Located in the center of the colonial city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2016
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Oakland, California
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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

A bit of everything, prehistoric, natural, local life, history, etc. Signposted in Spanish only, but you can guess what's what about. Local art in one of the rooms as well.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

i have just visited this Museum and I must say that I found it very informative, from the prehispánic era until the Independence Movement. On the first floor , there were a lot of nice precolombin pottery, jewerly, weapons , and "códices" of the native "tarasca" culture. Second floor was mostly with paintings, religious and of the Mexican Independence Heros.... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The Michoacan Museum was interesting both in its prehistoric exhibits but also 19th-century Mexican history. Located in the center of the colonial city.

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Yarmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Even though all of the exhibits were in Spanish, I was able to enjoy the displays, which used many maps and symbols to enlighten about the history of this huge and complex state.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Well laid out museum in the center of Morelia!! Worth the visit if you are in Morelia just so you can learn about the State of Michoacan and what the city is all about!

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have been searching for the connection between the 2 states of Michoacan and Michigan. This museum was very helpful and interesting. There was no crime or anything to worry about here. A very pleasant experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

This was, I thought, by far the best (I.e., most thorough and comprehensive) museum in Morelia. That being said, I think Morelia is more about beauty.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Most of the museums in Morelia are small and of indifferent quality, but this one stands out for its survey of Michoacan history from pre-conquest to the end of the 19th century.

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Cabo San Lucas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

All of the museums we visited in Morelia were well done, and this is no exception. Brush up on your Spanish, as there is little English translation. We learned a lot about Mexico's history from this visit.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

There are lots of museums in Morelia. We were recently there for a full week so we saw quite a few of them. This one focuses this part of Mexico (the city of Morelia and the state of Michoacan) and has a mainly historical focus. It's also in another of the many nice old buildings that you constantly run across... More 

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