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Anthropology and History Museum

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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If you are in Merida this museum is worth the visit

Housed in the beautiful Palacio Canton this museum is easily accessible if you are staying anywhere... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2019
Kelly G
As Much History as the Gran Museo

This mansion is chock full of beautiful Mayan statues and parts of structures. There are 2 floors... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
Dolly L
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This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.
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Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

Housed in the beautiful Palacio Canton this museum is easily accessible if you are staying anywhere in the center of Mexico so be sure to stop in when you are walking Merida's beautiful paseo Montejo. The entrance fee is inexpensive and worth every peso. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kelly G
Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

The museum was gorgeous and the building as well (of course) the terrible rating is for the rude staff. Our docent was rude and condescending. The front desk had no guest service manners, and the security guards were absolutely rude as well. They need some...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Andrea M
Reviewed July 2, 2019

This mansion is chock full of beautiful Mayan statues and parts of structures. There are 2 floors of viewing and it is just a must-see if you are at all interested in Mayan artifacts.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dolly L
Reviewed June 8, 2019

Right from the entrance you get amazed about its astonishing architecture, inside the history is like frozen in time. You can find truly archaeological jewels, a lot of ancient culture from Yucatan and Mexico explained. The museum has a unique colonial shapes that you can...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lewissiwe
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Small, but packed with Mayan artifacts and history. Central location on the Paseo de Montejo. Cameras ok, but no flash.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank William M
Reviewed May 12, 2019

This museum is housed in a gorgeous art deco house in Paseo Montejo. Just the right size, it depicts general pre-colombian history and great pieces on the main floor, as well as modern art, and interactive exhibits on the upper floor.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

A beautiful old building, now a museum full to the brim with Yucatan history and great exhibits. Don’t miss this place.

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

This museum isn’t huge but it is so well done. You see how the Mayans have survived for so long and still struggle in the Mexico of today.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jasoncalg
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

The Mayan collection has been moved to the new Maya museum; this museum has temporary exhibits. The current one is a stunning study of Mexican pyramids-their spiritual, historical, and economic importance. It includes models, art, sculptures and even film clips from 1938 on. It is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PatrickP258
Reviewed April 3, 2019

This museum focuses on pyramids; I don't know if this was a special exhibit or what they always do. It was quite fascinating, with examples and background on pyramids all over Mexico - not just Mayan pyramids. I gained a much clearer, broader understanding of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue W
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December 25, 2017|
Response from Tita S | Reviewed this property |
There is no clothing shop in the museum.
April 10, 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.