Memory and Tolerance Museum (Museo Memoria y Tolerancia)
The Memory and Tolerance Museum has workshops and exhibits for the whole family. Memory galleries tell the story of extreme violence, such as the Holocaust, Balkan Conflict, and the Rwandan genocide, as well as devastation in Cambodia, Guatemala, and Darfur. The Tolerance wing explores the influence of language and the media on discrimination and prejudice, and children’s exhibits focus on celebrating diversity and ending bullying. The museum’s temporary exhibits are always changing, so there’s always something new to see.
It’s easy to visit the museum independently—Mexico City hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tours stop here.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Memory and Tolerance Museum is ideal for anyone interested in history and social justice.
Expect to spend at least two hours exploring the museum’s exhibits.
Buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid waiting in line at the ticket counter.
Amenities at the museum include a shop, a café, and restrooms.
The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
The Memory and Tolerance Museum is located on the west side of Plaza Juárez in downtown Mexico City. Most visitors arrive by public transport—the closest metro stations are Bellas Artes, Hidalgo, and Juárez, and the closest metrobus station is Hidalgo.
When to Get There
The museum is open 9am to 6pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 7pm on weekends and holidays. If you want to avoid the crowds, arrive in the morning.
Across the street from Alameda Central, the outdoor Plaza Juárez is lined with shops, restaurants, bars, government buildings, a hotel, and the Memory and Tolerance Museum. At its center are a pair of towers by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta as well as a shallow pool with more than 1,000 red pyramids, a collaboration between Legorreta and Spanish artist Vicente Rojo.
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