Ganot-Peschard Museum of Archaeology:
it is a space dedicated to studies and the diffusion of the development achieved by the peoples that inhabited the territory of Durango and the neighbouring states.
Its six rooms exhibit instruments and objects manufactured by the men and women of the Mesoamerican cultures of the Chalchiutes, Guadiana and Aztatlán. Photographs of rock paintings and information regarding the methods of scientific investigation can also be appreciated.
The most valuable objects jutting out in its rooms come from the archaeological centres of the region.
315 Zaragoza Street South, Historic Centre, Durango.
Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 hours up till 18:00 hours; and from 11:00 hours up till 19:00 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Guillermo Ceniceros Art Museum:
more than 50 canvases painted by this famous local painter adorn 5 of the 11 rooms of this palace of art, inaugurated on August the 3rd of 1998, being its first seat the beautiful Casa Grande, in the former hacienda Ferreria de Flores; however, since August 2004 this valuable artistic legacy was moved to the former Carmelita Convent, in the Historic Centre of the city.
The museum pays tribute to local artist Guillermo Ceniceros, considered to be the last great Mexican muralist according to connoisseurs; besides, he is regarded as the artist with the longest trajectory in the second half of the XX century.
Besides the artworks made by Ceniceros, the museum also exhibits canvases painted by other important contemporary artists.
135 Independencia Street North, Durango
Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 hours up till 18:00 hours; and from 11:00 hours up till 18:00 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Angel Zagarra Museum of Contemporary Art:
an old house of architecture from the XIX century holds the impressive canvases of this famous local artist, who for more than three decades followed the brush strokes of the French school and studied vehemently the characteristics and peculiarities of religious paintings.
Born in 1886, Zagarra imprinted on its works the relation between man and divinity, being life his main subject. Besides his paintings, the artist expressed his feelings and sensibility through poems, chronicles and essays.
The museum was inaugurated in October 1996 as homage to the fructiferous career of this son of Durango; the works were handed over to the state's government, for a symbolic price, by the heirs of the Earl Rene Philippon, the proprietor of the said artworks.
301 Negrete Street West, Historic Centre, Durango
Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 hours till 19:30; and from 11:00 hours till 18:00 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.