The Museo Regional de Guadalajara is an interesting thing to do in Guadalajara if you enjoy learning about history and want to explore some interesting paleontological findings. While many museums may seem similar in content, this museum has a couple of features (like a complete mammoth skeleton!) that makes it unique and worth seeing!
Here you will find history ranging from the first inhabitants of the region to the revolutionary movement, with aspects from daily life and customs intertwining among the various groups who have lived in this region. This museum is noted for its paleontological collection, with a complete mammoth skeleton and a collection of fossils found in the surrounding area.
The prehistoric and archeological exhibits give you a better idea about the development of humans and different cultural groups in the area and a variety of indigenous cultures are showcased. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the social structures, traditions and cultural phenomena in this area, while noting a shift from historic to modern times.
In the same museum, you will find astounding murals showcasing talented artists from the 17th to the 20th centuries, such as Echave, Juárez, Rodríguez Juárez, Villalpando, Cabrera and Rivera. In addition, you will learn about conquistador expeditions through documentary style photographs and revolutionary movement history.
Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The entrance fee is 41 pesos but there is free admission for everyone on Sundays. You can get a free, guided tour of the museum if you make a reservation and you can also bring cameras and video cameras for a small fee. I always think it’s worth paying the camera fee because it is a great opportunity to document what you see and be able to show others what you learned!
Tel. 33 3613 2703
Photo Credits: 1 and 2 by DonArturo on Flickr