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This small museum delineates the rich history of Cozumel: a must for first time visitors who want to become more familiar with the island's people and culture.
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Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 4, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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All reviews small museum mayan house flora and fauna on display human history great museum local museum modern history traditional mayan maya culture less than an hour souvenir shops couple of hours per adult the reefs two hours entrance fee
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Disappointed to arrive via taxi to see a closed sign on the door. Closed for renovations May 2018 for 18 months. A notice on the website would have saved us time/planning. 🙁

8  Thank momma_higg
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I've come here a few times now and love it. There's usually no other visitors when I've been and I've had the whole place to myself, except for a few sleepy guards. There's some great history here and a lot you can learn about the...More

Thank PeruDreamer
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Refreshing! A literally cool place to duck in out of the heat and spend an hour or so finding out a bit of Cozumel's backstory. A surprising tidbit of culture in the party capital!

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours enjoying the exhibits and a drink with a great view in this small museum when visiting Cozumel recently . It only cost $4 entrance fee and a guide was available to accompany you if wanted, we did our own thing....More

Thank Gerry O
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed going to this museum during our recent cruise. Many exhibits. Cost was 4 dollars per adult. All the displays are explained in English and Spanish.

Thank 449mathewb
Reviewed May 3, 2018

For the price and history buff, you can't go wrong. It's very small. It will be enjoyable if you truly care to know about Cozumel. Keep moving if not. There are 4 sections plus the Mayan house. It won't take very long to see, and...More

Thank hospitableme
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Just a couple of blocks from the ferry terminal, along the malecón you will find this small but well worth a visit to their local museum. Housed in an elegant colonial style two-story building, complete with grand staircase, the museum is housed in four large...More

1  Thank DavidTAC
Reviewed April 11, 2018

We went here before we got on the plane home. It's an interesting, well-intended, if small museum. It's four rooms and a small recreated Mayan Village. A handful of the artifacts are authentic but many are reproductions. The exhibits are decently well designed. I appreciated...More

Thank Rita D
Reviewed March 26, 2018

If you want more than restaurants and tourist shops, this small but interesting museum sets the island in context of its geography, geology, wildlife and history. To come all the way from UK and see standard Royal Navy issue swords from 18th century, recovered from...More

Thank suegY8877FJ
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Very interesting and informative. Clean, cool, photography permitted in most areas, art exhibits too, food and toilet facilities onsite. Very much enjoyed it.

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stemaj
January 22, 2016|
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Response from SnowyShasta |
This is an old question, but in case it's useful to someone - relatively easy. The museum is about half a mile from the cruise ship dock. The directions are easy - you just walk along the oceanfront main road (Avenida Rafael... More
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