Museum Building The Mueso Costumbrista de Sonora provides a comprehensive overview of this illustrious silver mining town in its golden age. Through pictures, dioramas, and displays of fashions, antiques, machinery and implements, the visitor will become acquainted with the lifestyles of the people who lived and worked in and around Alamos.

The historic building that houses the Museum dates from the late 18th century, and was acquired and restored by the State of Sonora in 1984 with the goal of providing a showcase for the unique identity, accomplishments and traditions of the Sonoran lifestyle in the 19th century.


FurnishingsMintThe museum is located on the main plaza in Alamos.
Open Wednesday to Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM
(July and August 9 AM to 3 PM)
Phone: 52 (647) 428-0053


Permanent Exhibits

  • Introduction & Environment
  • The Mines
  • Industry & Technology
  • Fashions of the Day
  • Furniture and Furnishings
  • Customs of the Times
  • Dr Alfonso Ortiz Tirado
    - The Doctor and Artist
  • La Cocina - 19th Century
  • Carriages
  • Founding Fathers & the First Mint
Mines La Cocina
Ortiz Tirado Minted Coins
  Auditorium In addition to the permanent exhibits, the museum hosts traveling exhibits from the region and around the country. The museum's auditorium hosts plays, speakers and other performances.

The museum also supports activities, events and exhibitions for the children of Alamos. Donations are gratefully accepted and can be made directly to the bank: Banorte of Alamos, account number 0120886544.