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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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We might have skipped this but the museum is rated as a “can’t miss” attraction by the Tourist... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lawgrrl52
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Collection of 4 floors of beautiful folk art/ toys spanning many decades encompassing a building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“folk art” (20 reviews)
“four floors” (5 reviews)
“gift shop” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We might have skipped this but the museum is rated as a “can’t miss” attraction by the Tourist Bureau, and for US$1 each as seniors, we thought we’d take a chance. It’s delightful! It seems very small, but goes up four floors and there is...More

Thank lawgrrl52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Collection of 4 floors of beautiful folk art/ toys spanning many decades encompassing a building that knows how to display it well at a nominal cost. When you reach the top, you have a lovely view of the city of San Miguel.

Thank ajltravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter, a preschool teacher, and I visited the Toy Museum and we were delighted by the beauty and whimsy of the carefully crafted toys and crafts. We both agreed that the children who received these beautiful toys were VERY well loved. The carving and...More

Thank JoAnnFromNorman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a toy museum! Scattered over four or five levels you'll find antique toys from all over Mexico, including some really interesting and cool modern interpretations on the top floor. The artwork on some of the pieces is stunning. It's an uphill climb from the...More

Thank Khowaga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For those of us who grew up in Mexico, this museum will bring back a lot of memories. However, I think foreigners will also enjoy the artistry and whimsy of our traditional hand made toys. The views from the top floor are amazing!

Thank vmmh
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Small but charming. Definitely worth a visit if you like toys, mostly historic. And so centrally located!

Thank Kirk F
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Hola, An unexpected little gem of a folk art museum — and there is little doubt that these are not just toys but prime examples of quality folk art that help in your understanding of Mexican culture past and present. The displays are first rate...More

Thank The B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely museum to walk around and would highly recommend to everyone even without children. So many old fashioned toys to see. We had young children (1&3 yrs) and they were a little too young to understand they weren’t allowed to touch everything....More

Thank MrsAndertonK
Reviewed 9 November 2017

walking around san miguel, we stumble with this establishment, where you will find an amazing collection of traditional hand made mexican toys, you will be amazed by the diversity and ingenuity of the collection, and the building is also very nice.

Thank BHMITraveler
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to La Esquina museum on our way back from the playground at Benito Juarez Park. My seven year old LOVED this museum though he had a hard time not touching everything! There are three floors of toys and an area where they...More

Thank Marcus J
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