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Museo Guillermo Spratling

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Address: Calle Porfirio A. Delgado 1, Taxco, Mexico
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Named for American silversmith William Spratling, who opened a silver shop...

Named for American silversmith William Spratling, who opened a silver shop in Taxco in the 1930s, this museum holds his collection of indigenous artifacts.

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Some pottery from Spratlings collection. Interest exhibit (temporary) about indigenous language groups in Mexico. Smallish exhibition of Spratling designs and work.

Reviewed 4 April 2016
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you are already a fan of William Spratling's designs you will love this museum. If you don't know who William Spratling is go to this museum and you will leave with knowledge of his legacy and art.

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Bloomfield Hills
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Some pottery from Spratlings collection. Interest exhibit (temporary) about indigenous language groups in Mexico. Smallish exhibition of Spratling designs and work.

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Thank Caslin
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum well worth the $40 Pesos entry fee. A tribute to Spratling who ment so much to Taxco and the people who live here. Modern displays of photographs, artifacts, and silver pieces. Mostly in Spanish only.

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Thank Ray T
Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Behind the Parroquia. Inconspicuous, but well worth the 40 pesos. Good sample of Spratling's work and his history. However signage is in Spanish only.

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Eureka, California
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

Guillermo Spratling did much to develop the art and commerce of silver in Taxco, and many of his original designs are displayed here. The museum is well-organized and very impressive. Go there.

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Thank mrstuna
San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Nice little museum dedicated to Guillermo Spratling, a New Yorker who came to Taxco in the 1930s and started the modern silver jewelry tradition here. Looking at some of his own silver designs, you see how great the silver was back in the day and see how not so great it is now, in comparison. There are also some pre-Columbian... More 

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Thank Craig T
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

When in Taxco go by this museum. It will give you a great deal of background on how Taxco became world renowned for its silversmithing. Informative and fun.

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Thank BrentAustinTX
Bellingham
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Actually we didn't see much of the museo. Each time we tried to go it was closed. Then when we finally went past and the doors were open, we went in and were told there were only 20 minutes before it closed. We asked if we could take a quick look as we were leaving the next morning. The woman... More 

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Thank Connie B
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

short but most interesting exhibits, specially showing the life of William Spratling and his love for Taxco and the design of silver

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Mexico
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Well laid out and interesting, gives one a hint of how silver and jewelry came together in Taxco. Interesting exhibits and artifacts that tell their own history and translates into what is being produced in present day. Places to sit and a good restroom are a bonus in this museum!

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