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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

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Address: Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 415 152 2602
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11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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"La Esquina", Mexican Folk toy museum, is a cultural institution...

"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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San Miguel isn't loaded with 5 star sights. The town itself is it. But this museum was well laid out, had a large collection of toys, excellent view from the top, cheap to get in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

San Miguel isn't loaded with 5 star sights. The town itself is it. But this museum was well laid out, had a large collection of toys, excellent view from the top, cheap to get in and not too far from the centre. Really impressed with the wooden toys - not an ipad or video game in site!

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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We happend to walk by the museum and decided to go in, without much idea as to what we were going to see. We had a very pleasant surprise! The museum although small is almost like a doll house in the sense of how well all the pieces are exhibited. They certainly give you a full picture of the rich... More 

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Thank Pablo M
Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you will found toys made in the ancient times by hand. Many were creative and made from unusual materials. This is not only a place for kids, but if you will see it with kids eyes you can spend a wonderful time there.

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Northbrook, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went during the Day of the Dead celebration, but it wasn't very crowded. Our group of older adults thoroughly enjoyed seeing the various floors of toys of all kinds. Many were very creative and made from unusual materials. Very well displayed and interesting. A wonderful afternoon!

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was thorough and interesting, but it's a tough place to be when it's crowded, as it was at Christmas. We had hoped to find gifts for our young friends there but found their gift shop overpriced and understocked.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to understand where and how Mexican toys were made from a time long gone! Very attractive for the kids!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 5 enjoyed an hour-long visit to this well-appointed, highly organized toy museum. The exhibits are numerous and are very colorful--be sure to visit all of the floors and go out on the top terrace for a great view of San Miguel. There are a couple interactive exhibits, but it's a pity there aren't a few more. Yet,... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a small, building with 3 floors easily accessible a few blocks from the main plaza. I loved how the rooms were either organized by theme or by geographic region. It was busy but not so packed I couldn't take my time in front of each display. There is also a cute playroom for younger kids after "not touching"... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The toy museum is a great source of two things - first it has an excellent collection of classic Mexican toys. They are displayed well on three floors. Second, it has a great shop for current toys.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I was surprised how big the museum was and how interesting the collection was. I was able to buy a paper mache doll in the little shop too.

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