The Mexican Federal Legislative Museum is, for most people, a good excuse to visit an otherwise formidable and imposing federal government building. It’s inside the Palacio Legislativo San Lázaro. The museum features a good number of interesting temporary exhibits, and having been reopened last year, the permanent exhibits are not bad either.
The museum’s mission is to disseminate parliamentary culture through workshops, forums, exhibits, lectures and guided tours. It also works to make the process and history of the country’s laws publicly known, and to promote democratic culture and citizenship. The museum organizes tours and visits to the main chamber of deputies.
After a complete renovation in 2018, the Museum reconfigured its focus to include new permanent exhibits and technological tools. The intention is to generate an ongoing dialogue between legislators and citizens about policies affecting Mexican society at large, the importance of the legal system, and how parliamentary institutions can be part of community life.
The exhibits are accessible to visitors with hearing, visual, and motor disabilities and the content is also available in Mayan, Nahuatl, and English. Visitors can better understand aspects of politics, democracy, political representation, and parliamentary functions, including law-making, budget approval and diplomacy.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is free.