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Mayan Museum of Cancun

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hotelera Cancun Quintana Roo Blvd. Kukulcan Km 16. 5 | Esq. Gucumatz, Cancun 77504, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is in good condition and there are very nice historic items for display. The are worlds between the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and this one here. Its worth a visit but not a must.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank haroldvanderschmidt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building itself is an interesting design with a curved ramp entrance. The grounds had iguanas and Mayan ruins through shaded walkways and mangroves. The museum had ceramics, carved stones, jade, and other finds. There was also a photography exhibit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank shrinkb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely museum on our last day and thoroughly recommend it. The bus ride was 12 pesos each (50p) from our hotel and the entrance fee was 75 pesos (£3.25) The archealogical site was very interesting along with a good description of buildings...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DoverGirlKent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Museo de Maya on the last day of our trip, and loved the exhibits. The artifacts from Tulum and other local ruins were really interesting. We also learned a lot from the exhibit on the Caste War. The cost is very low...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Leahlefler
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Entrance is at a low cost but the collection is impressive, as is the walk through mangrove forest (it's dry thankfully) to the ruins adjacent. Building is air conditioned with wifi and photography is permitted if you turn the flash off. Fascinating collection of Mayan...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rjwoods76
Reviewed April 14, 2019

We enjoyed both the outdoor and indoor portions of the museum. Such fascinating history that complemented our visits to the ruins of Tulum, Coba, and Xaman.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TheresaB73
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The Maya museum is a fine way to get an introduction to Mayan history and culture. The many artifacts and dioramas make it real, and complement the various tour options to the ancient Mayan cities on the Yucatán peninsula. Takes 1-3 hours to appreciate, depending...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Victor N
Reviewed March 28, 2019

This is a place that every person who is visiting this area should go and see. It is educational yet fun, beautiful and interesting. We enjoyed very much outside part of the museum which is situated on the ancient grounds with well preserved ruins. Really...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Adriana M
Reviewed March 22, 2019

We love the beaches in Cancun, but there isn't much culture...so we really enjoyed this site. The archaeological site is very interesting, totally walkable and nicely documented. I did wish the signs had drawings of the buildings for a better visual beyond the text; it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Sue W
Reviewed March 20, 2019

My favorite part was the section of interviews with the elder Maya’s most close to 100 years old, documented in Spanish and English.

Date of experience: March 2019
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August 5, 2018|
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Response from 493howardk | Reviewed this property |
We purchased tickets on site, just inside the entrance area in front of the gift shop. I do not remember the price of the tickets but it was not unreasonable. Have a good time and take good walking shoes.
September 20, 2017|
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Response from TR26 | Reviewed this property |
It should be about a 15 minute drive. Note that you'll need to go past and make a u-turn at one of their turn-around spots when you go there. I do not think they have a snack bar, however the museum is small and you will be... More
August 6, 2017|
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Response from rbgvegan | Reviewed this property |
The museum operates regular business hours 9-5, most likely.