Museo de Minería de Pachuca

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Location: Pachuca.
Open: Tue-Sun 10-18.
Fee: Adults MXN 40, School Pupils MXN 30, Seniors MXN 30.
Groups: Teachers MXN 30, School Pupils MXN 30.
On Saturdays free.
Camera Permit MXN 25, Video Permit MXN 50.
Classification: MineSilver Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:
Photography: Allowed, but only with additional fee.
Address: Museo de Minería, Javier Mina 110, Centro, 42000 Pachuca, Hgo., Tel: +52-771-7150976.
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1987 opened to the public.


Pachuca is one of the oldest silver mining centres in Mexico. First the Aztecs, then the Spanish and finally the English all found silver in those hills. The landscape is pocked marked with shafts and adits whilst the spoil heaps give the appearance of a lunar landscape. But a bit of England still lives on, in that it is possible to buy a peppery Mexican version of the Cornish Pasty in many of the town's cafes. Just ask for a Paste.

Text by Tony Oldham (2004). With kind permission.

The Archivo Histórico y Museo de Minería de Pachuca (Historical Archive and Mining Museum of Pachuca) is an institution which collects remains of the loacl histry, mostl the mining history, and tries to create ways to explain it to the people. As such it is an archive, an exhibition, and also a publisher. They also create a theme road called Ruta de la Plata which connects all important mining sites of the area. They have an informative website and a second one for the Ruta de la Plata, but unfortunately all is in Spanish only.

The main exhibition is located in the center of Pachuca, in a historic building. The exhibition includes documents, photogrphs, miner gear, and explanatory gear. Guided tours are offered at no expense, especially for school groups.