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The History of Mining at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

The entrance to Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

The history of mining in the Baja California Peninsula at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

We had lunch at Cafe El Triunfo, and then our family walked next door to visit the Museo Ruta de Plata.

The entrance to the museum is 100 pesos.

Display inside of Museo Ruta de Plata

About the Museum

Museo Ruta de Plata preserves and interprets the rich mining heritage and settlement of the region.

The private museum focuses on the period between 1750 and 1930.

The Ruta de Plata region encompasses the entire Cape Region on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.

Most Importantly, bringing history to life is their emphasis is on the La Paz Municipality.

It is the 4th largest municipality by area in Mexico.

That includes villages, towns and countryside spanning the width of the peninsula, from the Pacific Coast across to the Gulf of California.

Educational Video

Our visit started by watching an informative video. We learned about the mining town, El Triunfo. We also learned about the history of mining along the California Baja Peninsula. (The video is in English and Spanish)

I learned a lot from the 15-minute video. It got me excited about learning more in the museum.

Outdoor dining space at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

The bar at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

Indoor dining space at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

Dining at Museo Ruta de Plata

The tour then leads into a courtyard where there were many tables to rest and relax. Along with places to relax there is also restaurant El Minero de El Triunfo. Everything that I had read online about this restaurant was that it was just a bar, when in fact, it is a beautiful restaurant (with a bar).

There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and the menu features mostly American cuisine with a few local specialties.

Fun Photo Opportunities at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

There are some fun photo opportunities in the courtyard to capture memories with your kids.

Entrance to the main exhibit at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

Exploring Museo Ruta de Plata

In the courtyard is the entrance to the main part of the museum where my children could of spent all day learning about gold and silver mining.

The museum preserves and interprets the rich mining history and settlement of the Cape Region of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.

It was large and had many interactive experiences that made learning about mining fun for the children.

Statue inside of Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

Display about mining at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

In the back of the museum is my kid’s favorite interactive experience. We pretended to blow a fake mining hole as well as see a little movie through a small peephole. The exhibit inside of the museum features both the English and Spanish language.

A ship display at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

Inside the main exhibit at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

Next, we walked around La Ramona. My kids continued to learn more about the history of mining in the Baja California Peninsula, and got exercise.

Plan at least an hour to experience the entire museum, and time for lunch. Additionally, It is a beautiful place to enjoy a bite to eat, learn about the history of mining and create memories.

The museum is at:
Calle Ayuntamiento (Progreso y Márquez de León)
El Triunfo, Baja California Sur, 23210 MÉXICO

It is open six days per week, 10 am to 5 pm, and closed on Tuesdays, and the cost is 100 pesos per person. Learn more about Museo Ruta de Plata on the museum website.

Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo Mexico

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