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Anthropology and History Museum

Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Very disapointing

Our guidebook said this was one of the best anthropology museums in all of Mexico but it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rusty R
Great Exhibits

As you walk the Paseo you'll see lots of beautiful buildings - this is one you can get inside and... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Clancy W
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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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+52 999 923 0557
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"mayan artifacts"
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"beautiful building"
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"paseo montejo"
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"interesting explanations"
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"traveling exhibits"
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"old mansion"
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"del mundo"
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"marble staircase"
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"second floor"
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"on display"
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"excellent collection"
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"english translation"
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"worth a visit"
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"mexican art"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guidebook said this was one of the best anthropology museums in all of Mexico but it was wrong... I think they moved most of the interesting stuff to the newer museum on the north side of Merida (not sure). The place is super small...More

Thank Rusty R
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

As you walk the Paseo you'll see lots of beautiful buildings - this is one you can get inside and feed your imagination of what life may have been like when it was a house. There are what appear to be traveling exhibits inside -...More

Thank Clancy W
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Worth the entry fee just to see the building. Two great exhibitions when we went - a history of the Mexica people and a tribute to Mexican women. Helps if you speak Spanish as there is little information in English

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

At the moment they show an excellent exhibition on the Mexica culture. They used to exhibit Maya pieces as well but those have been transferred to the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. While the latter is really not worth going, the Museo Regional de Antropologia...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

I just had to go inside this building... so glad I did. The architecture itself is worth the price of admission. Be sure to check out the old elevator. My only regret is that we were limited to a small section of the building. I...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

The cost, location and architecture of this building were all very impressive. The exhibit is small and, unfortunately, with very little English written explanations, I am sure much was lost in translation. The building had a second floor which would have offered another interesting facet...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice small Museum in a great old building. Frustrating for an English speaker with limited knowledge of Spanish. Only a few of the introductory panels had partial English translation. No portable audio for rent, as now commonplace in most European and Canadian galleries and museums....More

Thank Jorma H
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

As all museum of Mayan artifacts in a beautiful building. Have your google translator handy as most of the signage is in Spanish.

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Well laid out. Not a lot of exhibits, I would as normal with me like to see far more informative information presented.

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

This was my favorite museum in Merida . Beautiful exposition... Great tastes Beautiful museum and very central , easy to get to .

1  Thank janiemassry
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beachkitty2017
December 25, 2017|
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Response from Tita1 | Reviewed this property |
There is no clothing shop in the museum.
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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.
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