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Special exhibition abroad
Special exhibition abroad
The Olmecs, October 2020 - July 2021. Quai Branly Museum, Paris, with over 300 artefacts...
Exhibition details...
A Mexican ‘ahuehuete’ or cypress tree in the Parque del Retiro, Madrid

Places to Visit

Here’s an eclectic sampling of interesting places, in the UK and abroad, with connections to (ancient) Mexico. When you next visit Madrid, incidentally, do walk around the beautiful Parque del Retiro, near Atocha railway station, and look for the ‘oldest tree in Madrid’, a Mexican ahuehuete, planted there in 1633. It conjures up images of the famous Tree of the Sad Night, in Popotla, Mexico City...

‘Which museum has the most Aztec objects in it?’

Monument of Edmund HarmanIs this the earliest representation in Britain

of the original inhabitants of the Americas?

Hampton Court Chocolate KitchenVisit the only surviving royal

chocolate kitchen in Britain...

Pitt Rivers Museum, OxfordThere are plenty of Mexican gems

in this ‘museum of museums’...

Bristol City Museum and Art GalleryImportant historical links between Mexico

- and Bristol City Museum...

Aztec Objects in Museums Collections SurveyResults of a survey of Aztec objects

held in museums around Britain...

‘Mexico in the UK’Mexican heritage here in the UK...

... all on a single beautifully produced DVD-ROM

Haslemere Educational MuseumA copy of the Tizoc Stone -

- in Haslemere Museum!

Parham House, SussexDeep in rural West Sussex there’s...

... a rare 18th. century Mexican embroidered ‘rebozo’

Worth Abbey, West SussexSpot the Mexican

in the Coat of Arms of Lord Cowdray (of Cowdray Park in Sussex)

The British Museum, LondonNot-to-be-missed Aztec treasures

viewable every day in central London

Cadbury World, BournvilleAztec legacy

in Bournville?

The Eden Project, CornwallThe Garden of Eden ...

in south west England

Kew Gardens, LondonMexican plants...

... in south west London

Horniman Museum, LondonMusical Instruments from Mexico and

all over the world in Forest Hill...

The Cuming Museum, LondonHelp identify the fakes...

... and the genuine artefacts!

Brighton Museum & Art GalleryMexican curiosities

... in the Royal Pavilion

Buckingham Palace!The Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle

was given to The Queen in 1973

Philadelphia Museum of ArtA different Aztec Calendar Stone

can be seen in Philadelphia

FURTHER AFIELD: 'Aztec Ruins', New MexicoHave you ever been to Aztec -

- a little town in New Mexico?

FURTHER AFIELD: Museu Barbier-Mueller D'Art Precolombí, BarcelonaBarcelona - home to a gem of a museum

of pre-Columbian artefacts

FURTHER AFIELD: Musée du Quai Branly, ParisParis: home to important collections

of pre-Hispanic Mexican artefacts

FURTHER AFIELD: Choco-Story Museum, Bruges, BelgiumWhere to visit on the history of chocolate?

Try the Choco-Story Museum in Bruges

FURTHER AFIELD: Museo de América, Madrid, SpainFind shipwrecked gold and silver

in the Museo de América in Madrid...