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“Dry and disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo Nacional de Historia

Museo Nacional de Historia
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Ranked #29 of 482 things to do in Mexico City
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in the Castle of Chapultepec, a structure which has served as everything from a military academy to the home of the Mexican president, this museum specializes in Mexican art and culture.
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“Dry and disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

The building in which the museum is housed is impressive but sadly the exhibit doesn't live up to the setting.

Some of the art portrayed is impressive and a few of the exhibits draw the eye, but much of what is on display appears arbitrary and is easily passed over. Each room attempts to cover decades or even centuries of history with a few terse notices which make little attempt to humanise or contextualise the story they are telling, leaving on with a series of fleeting impressions and insights that somehow don't seem to make up a coherent whole. These notices are also all in Spanish; if you do not speak the language there is very little to see here which is memorable.

There are some fine views to be had out over the city and as already mentioned the building is impressive, however you do not need to enter the museum itself for these.

Visited October 2012
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