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Museum of the City of Tuxtla Gutierrez: it allows learning about the history and urban development of the Capital of the State of Chiapas. Its rooms present a variegated approach, and one of them represents the office of Emilio Rabasa, a renowned and educated man from Chiapas, whilst another one pays homage to Joaquin Miguel Gutierrez, military man, politician and one of the first governors. There is also a collection of fine arts created by artists of the region, and other rooms depicting the end of the extremely lengthy era of president Porfirio Diaz, the revolution of Tuxtla, and the society of the Zoque People (a native community), just to cite some aspects.
Its seat is an old house in the zone of San Roque known as San Andres. It is in one of the four original barrios neighbourhoods of Tuxtla Gutierrez.
There is an exact replica of a Zoque house on its patio made of bajareque, walls made of mud with a core of intertwined maize cane. The house has its own storehouse and henhouse.
Address: Crossing of Quinta Oriente and Segunda Norte Avenues, Tuxtla Gutierrez
Telephone: (52-961) 41546
Working hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 hours till 14:00 hours and from 17:00 hours to 20:00 hours.

Regional Museum of Anthropology and History: it was inaugurated on September the 14th of 1984 in a recreation and cultural area that summons in one single urban place the City's Theatre, the Botanic Garden, and the Centre of Child Coexistence and Family Recreation. The Museum is the best place to know the history of the State since prehistoric times until the XIX century. It has one room for temporary exhibitions and two for their permanent collection.
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    • Archaeology room: it exhibits objects of the Olmeca, Maya, Zoque and Chiapas Cultures, which inhabited the territory of the State of Chiapas in pre-Hispanic times. The room is divided in four periods:

      - Prehistory in Chiapas: (8000-2000 BC), explains the theory of the population of America and recreates the environment in which these human groups developed. It also exhibits ancient tools made of stone.

      - Forming or Pre classical period: (2000 BC - 300 AD), the first human settlements emerge. The object called "the dancer", a man - jaguar that appears to be dancing (1000-300 BC), stands out. There are other objects that are testimony of the commercials relationship between the people of Chiapas and those of the centre of Mexico (Teotihuacán).

      - Classical Period: (300-900 AD) the cultural and artistic tendencies that developed before the year 1000 BC flourished on this stage.

      - Postclassical period: (1000-1524 AD), illustrates how the Mexicas conquered the peoples of the region and the trading routes they used.

    • History room: it exhibits objects ranging from the period of the conquest up to the Mexican revolution. It has a huge collection of wooden masks, weapons and implements of war, colonial items for religious purposes and important documents, amongst other objects.
    Address: 885 Hombres Ilustres Street (former Madero Park), Tuxtla Gutierrez.
    Telephones: (52-961) 20459 / 34501
    Working hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 hours till 16:00 hours.
    Entrance: Mondays to Saturdays the entrance is free for students, teachers and members of the National Institute of the Third Age (INSEN). Access is free for everybody on Sundays.

    Museum of Palaeontology Eliseo Palacios: it is unique in Mexico's Southeast due to its characteristics. Its 7 rooms show fossil remains of vegetal, invertebrates and vertebrates coming from almost all of the municipalities within the State of Chiapas.
    Its collection embraces more than 200 fossils whose antiquity oscillates between 300 million and 10 thousand years. Its main treasure is the reconstruction of the giant ground sloth, or "giant beast", the largest land mammal inhabiting America during the Pleistocene.
    Another one of its exhibits is the "Amber from Chiapas", showing pieces of fossil resin with insects trapped inside. Besides, this Museum inaugurated on October the 21st of 2002, has a laboratory in exhibition, in which visitors can watch the restoration and conservation works on the fossils carried out by the palaeontologists.
    Address: Hombres Ilustres Street unnumbered, Tuxtla Gutierrez.
    Telephones: (52-961) 60002 / 60054
    Working hours: Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 hours till 17:00 hours. Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 hours till 16:00 hours.
    Entrance: general public 5 pesos, save children and members of the National Institute of the Third Age (INSEN), who get in for free.

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