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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 2602
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Extensive, interesting, and worthwhile

We were a little disappointed when we finished the first floor of this toy museum, but then we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seth G
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Happy Valley, Oregon
Great for kids and grown-ups

This is a wonderful collection of Mexican folk art toys, from all over the country. Delightful... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
lauraphrazer
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San Francisco, California
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"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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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+52 415 152 2602
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed when we finished the first floor of this toy museum, but then we realized it went on and on for four floors and a lot of little side rooms. It really is a museum of folk art, and has some...More

Thank Seth G
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a wonderful collection of Mexican folk art toys, from all over the country. Delightful, with an excellent gift shop.

Thank lauraphrazer
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Charming museum of a variety of local toys. There were toys that were simple to some that were very intricate. The selection was well displayed by category over several floors. One appreciates the craftsmanship of Mexico in a simpler time. I love the concept of...More

Thank Byron R
Reviewed 27 May 2017 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...More

Thank lalostrada
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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...More

Thank delyn35
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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 GypsyGitanoAtHeart
Reviewed 11 April 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
Reviewed 11 April 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...More

Thank magofailoni
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