Set in the heart of historic El Triunfo, the property and grounds of the interpretive center offer visitors a variety of activities and spaces to explore and enjoy.
SPACE FOR YOUR OWN EVENT
GROUP MEETINGS • RETREATS • LECTURES • FUNDRAISERS • AFTERNOON TEAS • WINE & CHEESE TASTINGS • WEDDINGS • BIRTHDAYS • REUNIONS • CONCERTS • OTHER CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS
Upper and Lower Plazas
The landscaped, split-level, central courtyard connects the museum with the gift shop, theater and restaurant facilities. Wander the grounds and admire the magnificent bronze sculptures by Guadalajara artist Guillermo Gómez Macías, the fine art murals by La Paz artist Leonardo Díaz, and the accomplished works by La Paz artist Carlos César Díaz Castro. Take time to appreciate the surrounding hills and the two historic monuments from the Ruta de Plata era, the La Ramona and Julia smokestacks.
Ticketing & Theater
Stop here to purchase your museum tickets, as well as quality souvenirs. (See Gift Shop below.) The entrance to the shop is on Calle Ayuntamiento, to the right of the El Triunfo Municipal Building and clock tower. Take a moment in the adjoining theater to watch the brief orientation film that gives context to the Ruta de Plata story, setting the scene for your entire visit. Once you exit to the upper plaza of the courtyard, you will see the museum entrance across the way.
The exhibition hall is housed on the main floor of the museum building and is accessed from the upper plaza. Featuring a variety of interactive exhibits that highlight the rich mining heritage of the Ruta de Plata region, the hall offers close to 2,000 square feet (200 sq. meters) of space. Displays are tailored to visitors of all ages. The exhibition area has a capacity of 25 people.
Library & Archives
On the upper floor, above the museum, the Museo Ruta de Plata Library will soon house a unique collection of books, electronic publications and historical newspapers from Mexico, the U.S.A. and Europe. These materials highlight the region’s mining history from 1750 to 1930. Among the library’s collection are dispatches from what was the U.S. Consulate in La Paz from 1855 to 1906. Eventually, lectures will take place here. This space may be reserved by private parties with optional catering services included.
Victorian Style Tea Salon
Also located on the upper floor of the museum, the drawing room — the Sala — is embellished with antique furnishings, a Steinway piano and a balcony with views of the surrounding village and landscape. Open Saturdays and Sundays, the Sala is a unique setting in which to reflect upon what you have seen and experienced in the downstairs exhibits while enjoying a traditional Victorian style afternoon tea with live music, an aperitif, delicious finger sandwiches, desserts, teas and coffees. The Sala may be reserved by private parties.
Toggle Wine Cellar
Thirsty or peckish? Also open Saturdays and Sundays, be sure to visit Toggle, our wine cellar located on the upper plaza to the right of the museum entrance. Sip wine or beer in this cozy twenty by eight-foot space (2.4 by 6 meters), or take your drink out to the courtyard under the shade of the mesquite trees. Pair your beverages with exquisite, local, artisanal cheeses, fresh, organic oysters from Sol Azul, or simply a light snack. The wine cellar may be reserved by private parties.
El Minero Restaurant
Since 2015, El Minero has been serving refreshing beverages and homemade specialties using local suppliers and the freshest seasonal produce. Sunday afternoons, sip craft beers, sangria or margaritas on the terrace of the lower plaza while Chef Felipe prepares his award-winning paella over a mesquite fire. Click on the image below for more details, including photos, menus and reservations. Open daily, except Tuesdays, the main entrance is on Calle Progreso, shown on the map below. This facility may also be reserved for your own event.
Before you go, we suggest stopping back into the gift shop on the upper plaza for quality souvenirs. Browse our collection of minerals, jewelry, books, toys, T-shirts, and other interesting objects that have been carefully sourced from Mexico and beyond.