Mayan Museum of Cancun

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Mayan Museum of Cancun
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Archaeological museum with exhibitions about the mayan culture. Museo arqueológico con exhibiciones sobre la cultura maya prehispánica.
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23mzc
Cancun, Mexico42 contributions
Mayan History in Cancún!
Oct 2020 • Solo
I went a long time ago, but I still remember.. You think a town like Cancún, that is just 50years old, more less, won't have history.. But, guess what? It does! And proof of that, is this excellent and unique museum located in the Hotel Zone of Cancun. Easy to get there just by saying the name, you can go on bus if you are staying in a hotel of the Cancún hotel zone, don't miss it! 😉😊😎
Written 14 September 2021
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Bunmaster2014
Boca Raton, FL6,850 contributions
SMALL BUT INTERESTING
Jul 2021 • Couples
Only open on certain days. Not all facilities are available. Neat museum though not very large. I'm into Mayan studies. I can read the signs in Spanish here. Worth visiting.
Written 2 July 2021
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Melissa from PHX
15 contributions
Very interesting and educational museum
Jun 2021
Went there on a very rainy Thursday and the museum was busy, but not crowded. There were two indoor sections open, the one rotational section of the museum was closed. The museum had some really interesting pieces and some were astonishingly well preserved. The artifacts themselves were only displayed in Spanish, so for an English speaker that was challenging to decipher, but there were English translations on the larger placards discussing the time periods and major transformations of the Maya.

The grounds were very beautiful, even in a heavy rain. Really enjoyed seeing the jungle plant life, some banyan trees up close and bird life along with the ruins. Highly recommend a visit, especially as it is in the hotel zone and only $4 per person.
Written 21 June 2021
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JeffandLove
Wintersville, OH13 contributions
Closed?
May 2021 • Couples
According to which concierge I asked, it is either closed, only open Tuesday thru Thursday, or open regular hours. No one answers the phone, so I’m betting on closed.
Written 11 May 2021
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Caribbeanbob
33 contributions
Don’t believe the website, it is closed
Apr 2021 • Couples
The website says that the museum is open today from 9AM. Unfortunately it is actually closed. No need to waste your time coming here.
Written 13 April 2021
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KaNesha B
Minneapolis, MN16 contributions
Not Open
Mar 2021
I was hoping this would be opening. Online it says its opening, but it was not. They phone lines was not picked up.
I just hope they opening soon or just update the information online.
Written 6 April 2021
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB2,880 contributions
Great little Mayan Museum in Zona Hotelera!
Mar 2021
This museum is located in the Hotel Zone in Cancun and was right near my hotel. They have some intriguing and beautiful pottery and sculptures from various Mayan cities in the region. The pottery pieces are incredibly well-preserved and sophisticated.
The building which houses the museum is rather attractive: it was designed by architect Alberto García Lascurain and was inaugurated in 1982. It only costs $80 MXN (about $4 US) to enter.
Beside the exhibits on display in the museum, you also gain access to The San Miguelito Archaeological Zone, which contains some Mayan ruins. I think the whole place is worth a visit if you’re interested in adding a little culture to your Cancun vacation.
Written 26 March 2021
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dr_j_now
Germantown, WI548 contributions
Great exhibits and well-kept ruins
Jan 2021
This museum has a nice collection of Mayan artifacts as well as an art section inside and Mayan ruins outside. We were much more interested in the artifacts than art and spent a majority of our time in those exhibits and outside in the ruins. Some of the signs are Spanish only, but enough are in English as well and we made do with understanding what we could from the ones that were not. Outside are the San Miguelito ruins as I mentioned and its quite neat to see these preserved right in the hotel zone. It's obviously not as impressive as Coba, Tulum, or Chichen Itza, but it's still worth seeing and enjoying.

Admission is quite cheap for what it is and they do take credit cards for payment. Otherwise they do not accept USD, but pesos are OK, of course. All in all worth a stop if you're in the area.
Written 5 March 2021
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada19,934 contributions
Displays inside & ruins outside
Feb 2020
To see inside this pretty-good-sized building, where its 1st level is actually a partial-outdoor one with these tall concrete stilts & no walls from which there's a ramp way to the display rooms on the 2nd level, is a "somewhat sizeable" collection of Mayan artifacts from small sculptures to elaborate potteries with human & animal faces to info displays about Mayan kingdoms (some info about Chichen Itza found here) for a nice browsing around the rooms, but yes just in my opinion given the size of that 2nd level is where there should be "more in quantity" as for example compared to the similar-sized but a-lot-more-packed museums of not Mayan but Inca art in cities like Lima & Santiago (and yes not much different in the "style of art" I would say between the two cultures, the Inca of South America & the Mayan of Central America).

So yes, not too long for inside the building, but a great thing about this museum is "to continue" outdoors afterward with a nice walk (in like the setting of a mini-forest) around the right-beside San Miguelito site of ruins with about 4 structures to encounter just a few minutes apart along the walk for about 10 minutes ending with a pyramid of not a great size but a "somewhat significant" size, with also one structure along the way being a temple with these "short pillars" which I'm quite sure is a style unique "only to this area" with similar structures seen later at the site of El Rey right in Cancun & also at Chichen Itza (but not seen before at the Mayan sites further down south such as Copan, Tikal & Xunantunich).

And yes, pretty much can be done on the same day (or over 2 days) along the "nice & neat" Boulevard Kukulcan (with palm trees along the entire length of the middle of the road) are about 2 km to the north the Interactive Aquarium (for some "memorable touches" of a number of big ray fish & small starfish and also for an "exciting view" of dolphins in their back-and-forth swims along the length of a sizeable pool below) and about 4 km to the south Playa Delfines (with a look-out deck over that "pretty wide" beach for a nice view of the "deep-blue" sea seen past the straw umbrellas down below and where nearby also a colorful 'Cancun' sign for some great photo-op) and just a short walk past that beach viewpoint the "ruin site" of El Rey (a "long rectangular" site lined with a number of structures on an open ground which yes is a setting quite a bit different from the forested setting of the small San Miguelito site as mentioned above adjacent to this museum). And yes, quite conveniently to go from one of those sites to another are these R1 & R2 public buses going in both directions of Blvd. Kukulcan for just a negligible cost.
Written 21 January 2021
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387indy
Coral Springs, FL4,535 contributions
Mayan Museum of Cancun
Jan 2020
A very good look at the region's heritage. The museum has maybe 400 items on display. Don't miss the 11,000 year old skeletal remains of The Woman of the Palms.
Written 24 November 2020
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