The Geology Museum

Mexico City is a city of museums. I’ve read the total exceeds 150, and I can believe it. Yesterday I went to one of the smaller, lesser known museums, the Geology Museum (map no. 38). Which is a shame, it being lesser known, because it’s a fabulous little place that costs just 15 pesos to get in, and is in an old building with an interior worth paying 15 pesos to see alone.

It’s in the heart of Santa Maria La Ribera and contains all sorts of geology related stuff, from Mexico and elsewhere around the world. Including a fair few chunks from good old Blighty. Rocks, meteorites, fossils and the such. It does help if you’re into rocks, I’ll admit. But as I say, for the price, it’s worth checking out if you’re in the hood. Click here for the photos.

Apples And Pears


8 thoughts on “The Geology Museum

  1. Kim G says:

    F and I saw the outside when we toured Santa Maria la Ribera, and I was immediately curious to see the insides. But it was closed. I guess we’ll have to go back again some other time.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we are starting to wonder about the roots of the term, “Blighty”


    • They’ve been renovating it an awfully long time, and awfully slowly. And if you haven’t got a serious interest in bits of rock, then it’s not going to take you long to get around. You can get a snap of the staircase in the entrance for free!

      Pfft. Now you’ve asked the question, I feel compelled to find the answer. Not least because I do use the word now and again.

      Turns out it’s derived from an Indian word that means foreigner. And I’ve been using it correctly too, wouldn’t you know…

      It is more commonly used as a term of endearment by the expatriate British community, or those on holiday to refer to home.

      The word is used in other ways too, such as Lucky Blighter.


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