The Museo Franz Mayer, which opened it’s doors on July 5th of 1986, is located on Av. Hidalgo 45, Col. Guerrero, in Delegación Cuauhtémoc, being Metro Bellas Artes the closest subway station, however, Metro Hidalgo could be a good option as well.
From Metro Bellas Artes
Bellas Artes subway station, which belongs to lines 2 and 8, is found approximately at 190 meters from Franz Mayer Museum, therefore you’ll arrive to your destination in no more than 3 minutes.
Once you get out of the metro station walk following Av. Hidalgo direction, cross to the other side of the avenue walking all the way through the park and the beautiful colonial churches until you reach your destination.
From Metro Hidalgo
Once you are outside Metro Hidalgo, which is part of lines 2 and 3, walk following Av. Hidalgo in an opposed direction than the flow of vehicles and cross the avenue once you reach a safe spot to do so.
Walk a few meters, on the left side you’ll notice a park and a religious temples area, walk towards and through the specified area until you reach your destination.
Cost and schedule
Franz Mayer Museum opens its doors from Tuesday to Sunday. From Tuesday to Friday it’s open within 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, while Saturday and Sunday it’s open within 10:00 am and 7:00 pm.
General ticket has a cost of 50 pesos, while it costs 25 pesos for students and teachers. Free access is granted to members of ICOM, museum subscribers, senior adults and children below 12 years old. Access to the library and the cafe has a cost,of 10 pesos.
Free access only applies in permanent exhibitions and not on the temporary ones, which cost 25 pesos.
It became home for World Press Photo.
From July 27th to September 23rd of 2018, Franz Mayer Museum hosted the World Press Photo 2018 exposition, which was composed from the winner projects of the most important photojournalism contest worldwide.
Within the exposed photographs the one from the Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schmidt was shown, where he achieved to capture with his lens the precise instant in which José Víctor Salazar Balza got caught into flames, after the gasoline tank of his motorcycle exploded during a protest against Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship.