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Anthropology and History Museum

Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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If nothing else, the building is fantastic!!

This is the top museum in Merida, in my opinion. If you only have time for one museum, make this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tita1
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Merida, Mexico
Decent museum

We visited the museum this week. I was a little disappointed that there weren't more Mayan... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
xcalakbonefish
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Ashland, Wisconsin
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This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the top museum in Merida, in my opinion. If you only have time for one museum, make this your choice. It was built in the early 1900s by the city's mayor who resided there until he died in 1959. At that time it...More

Thank Tita1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum this week. I was a little disappointed that there weren't more Mayan artifacts on display. Overall a nice air conditioned visit though.

Thank xcalakbonefish
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I've visited several times and I always experience this journey back to the early 1800's, for the house is well-preserved and evokes the haciendas time period. Moreover, I've enjoyed the amazing collection of Mayan artifacts, jewelry, stelas, carved pieces brought from Chichén Itzá and other...More

Thank Marcela F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

There are a lot of interesting Maya artifacts here. Some of the pieces have information in both English and Spanish and some are Spanish only, so I recommend you learn a little Spanish if you have time. Dont forget to check out the stone serpent...More

Thank travelerd2011
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This museum is housed in a beautiful old colonial located right on Paseo Montejo. It has a nice collection of Yucatan anthropology.

Thank hyacinthos
Reviewed 11 April 2017

WOW! Nice museum. A bit small, but super friendly staff. Very clean. The building itself is gorgeous

Thank JaysUSA
Reviewed 10 April 2017

You can visit both to view the inside of a palace and to see the excellent collection of Mayan artefacts. Both are worth a visit.

Thank Welshwizardcambs
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Surprisingly, for such an important museum, it is not well signposted. The building of a new hotel nearby, was! It is a splendid museum however. Entrance M$55. It's set in a fine house with elegant rooms with high ceilings, huge doors and a marble staircase....More

Thank Maggie_NHam
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful museum and a wonderful place to learn more about the area! We spent about an hour there and it was easy to get lost in the history of the local area. The book store was extensive and also worth a visit. Enjoy!

Thank BellStreetNorth
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This museum is located in a large house on the Paseo Montejo and shouldnt be missed. I has archaeological exhibits from all the main sites some of which are exquisite

Thank 250ABR
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10 April 2015|
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Response from Larry H | Reviewed this property |
Admission was 52 pesos (Jan. 2015) but I believe it's free on Sundays. Note: closed Mon.
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