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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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Creativity and tradition in one place

San Miguel Allende has it’s magical corners, one of this is The Mexican Toy Museum. In a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
adriochoa
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Mexico City, Mexico
Small but Cute

We tried to tour the museum but they were closing so we went to their gift shop instead. It is two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
svsp
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

San Miguel Allende has it’s magical corners, one of this is The Mexican Toy Museum. In a beautiful colonial building, you can see the history of the toy in Mexico. Tons of creativity and color that dance behelded by the beauty of Mexican artisan hands....More

Thank adriochoa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to tour the museum but they were closing so we went to their gift shop instead. It is two small rooms and they have some fun and interesting items for sale.

Thank svsp
Reviewed 28 July 2017

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 27 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

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