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Museo de Antropologia e Historia de Baja California Sur

Ignacio Altamirano and Cinco de Mayo, La Paz, Mexico
122-0162
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Exhibits in Spanish - Few English Texts

Rambling exhibits could have better organization. Mostly Spanish explanations - not easy for... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Emy M
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San Diego, California, United States
A work in progress

Only a downstairs exhibit of historic photographs and the upstairs dioramas were open to the... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2016
Bernice T
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Galveston, Texas
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Learn about the history of Baja California at this museum, featuring informational displays and dioramas of the different periods in the region's history.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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Ignacio Altamirano and Cinco de Mayo, La Paz, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Rambling exhibits could have better organization. Mostly Spanish explanations - not easy for English-speaking visitors to follow. Not worth visiting if you are limited on time.

Thank Emy M
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Only a downstairs exhibit of historic photographs and the upstairs dioramas were open to the public. The photos were from mainland Mexico so did not add to our understanding of the area, and the dioramas lack signage in any language. Would love to come back...More

Thank Bernice T
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Extremely limited exhibitions and most of the museum is going under a remodel! They should announce this a bit more so as to not dissapoint visitors.

Thank METRUN360
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Only 2 small areas were available to see, and there was no explanation for the items that were there. The woman collecting the admission fees had no change to give us when we paid to get in, but magically had plenty of change a few...More

Thank pasmi00
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We walked up to see this museum, on good work from locals, but found it is closed for a remodel. We heard it was great and will come back once it's reopened. The good part was that we walked around the town more and found...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Only one small floor open in August of 2015, but it was fun to see. As others have mentioned, they are short on documentation. Mostly, this is a museum of dioramas, which, if I understood the docent correctly, is populated with actual artifacts. This seems...More

Thank Chip S
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We stopped by on August 1st but only two rooms were open. Not really worth going to until the work is done. Gift shop looks great, but not open on the weekends.

1  Thank bioart74
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I wandered in to find a restroom. What I found was a beautifully restored open space, hung with art. The restroom was not only clean but charmingly decorated. There was a small cafe that looked appealing, but I didn't have a chance to try it....More

2  Thank Robin R
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We spent most of the day here, leaving only to eat a sandwich outside on the patio. Most interesting was the room on pre-history, with cool dioramas of indigenous groups on the peninsula and photos of rock art. The docent/guard in the room didn't interrupt...More

1  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Renovation work was being done during my visit which to me shows that the museum cares. It's an interesting museum. The museum spans from pre=historic era to about 1920. There are several exhibition halls with objects of curiosity. Knowing little about the paleontology, anthropology and...More

1  Thank duck8to
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