The Museo Regional Potosi is located within a Franciscan convent that was built in1586.The first floor contains the Aranzazu Chapel, a beautiful building done in Baroque style, a truly unique chapel in America.
This museum that opened on November 20,1952 displays an important collection of pre-Hispanic archaeological artifacts and paintings of the Viceroyalty.
Its four rooms offer a view of the geographical environment of the Huasteca Potosina, a description of the customs of the first settlers of the area, and information on the Tamtoc Archaeological Site that is located in the municipality of Tamuin. This cultural space also addresses the theme of Mesoamerican cultures, those that occupied a large part of Mexico and parts of Central America.
The museum is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 7:00. Admission is $37 pesos. The Potosi Regional Museum can be accessed from Independence Street, behind the San Francisco Church and under the arches of the Plaza de Aranzazu.