Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City

4.7
#8 of 96 in Museums in Mexico City
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Visit the culturally important Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, a potentially harrowing museum that traces the genocides of the 20th century and aims to highlight the need for tolerance and respect for diversity. Over several floors you’ll experience in-depth looks at the Holocaust of World War II, as well as the Guatemalan, Rwandan, and Czechoslovakian conflicts. Despite the morbid content matter, the exhibits are artistic and often hopeful, and the overall message conveys a sense of peace and understanding. Consider taking a guided tour, or take an audio tour if you don't speak Spanish. Our Mexico City trip itinerary maker makes visiting Museo Memoria y Tolerancia and other Mexico City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Organization of the place, very trained personnel with good guides and audio-visual guide option I was surprised also. The place is spacious and very clean. The rooms of the Museum are interactive, which is always a plus. At the moment the tolerance area is closed, but if you take your ticket when it opens (January and February 2018) you can access the exhibition. The memory area is the genocides committed in different countries as in the Holocaust which is the largest and has an authentic wagon; Guatemala, Cambodia, etc. The images used are strong, and make you think about how happened these facts and especially indifference in the rest of the countries...
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  • I tried to get to this museum a few years ago but it was closed. Finally got there last week, and it is, indeed, very potent and sobering. The Nazi Holocaust was the primary attraction, but just as ri...  more »
  • Saw things i have never seen at other museums about intolerance. focuses not only on the Holocaust but other atrosities...Worth spending a few hours there.  more »
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  • Tolerance is not positive. This museum is supposed to create consciousness about crimes done agents races or preferences but uses a non positive word for it. It should be name Acceptance Museum instead. (At least) Please add more interactive dynamics. Let people face their own unconscious biases and beliefs and then act accordingly.
  • Very nice museum. I recommend paying the extra 20 pesos for the audio tour being that everything is in Spanish. They ask for photo id for the audio headset. If you're with a friend who might leave I recommend using your own id for each headset. Total entrance was 95 pesos which at time of our visit was a little over $5 USD. A bit of a downer and unless you're really into museums you could go with missing this one. The holocaust section didn't offer anything different that you might have seen in another museum. The women's section is very moving.
  • Incredible museum, but be prepared - it's emotionally moving and might be difficult to get through at times.
  • If any museum in existence has a purpose, it's to educate anyone that walks it's halls. This one in particular emphasizes the importance of learning from past mistakes, how we let atrocities be carried even when they could have been prevented. There is also an exhibit highlighting the abuse against woman, allowing our youth to continue to grow with a poor education in regards to equality.
  • Amazing!!! But probably the best is the pasion that tourist guide employs to explain the intolerance events

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