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Anthropology and History Museum

Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Small show but interesting

The shows change - but the museum is well designed. Be prepared to read in Spanish - not... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
Jacqueline B
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Morristown, New Jersey
Well displayed prehispanic art

Wonderful museum in a lovely old mansion. Very interesting artifacts, well displayed. Interesting... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
JoniG
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Seattle
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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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"beautiful building"
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"interesting explanations"
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"on display"
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"excellent collection"
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"worth a visit"
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"english translation"
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

The shows change - but the museum is well designed. Be prepared to read in Spanish - not translated into English

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Wonderful museum in a lovely old mansion. Very interesting artifacts, well displayed. Interesting explanations of the history of each object.

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Walked around for a while before finding this place. The entrance is on a side street and not the address published everywhere. Some interesting archeology finds and beautiful example of art and culture. It's very small, but good things often come in small packages!

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Interpretation of the culture and religious practices of the mexicas. Interesting artefacts. From the Templo Mayor Museum. The bee exhibit seemed out of place for this museum.

Thank Malcolm W
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

May favorite part was the building itself. It was beautiful! Also, nice and cool. Great thing to do on a hot afternoon. They do have some very interesting items, just not a lot of them. They have more space in building, so hopefully more to...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Good display of Mayan artifacts, but VERY limited. Apparently most has been moved. Signage in English is limited. Took about 30 minutes to visit. We went based on the Moon handbook. Not at all as described.

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Well worth the price. They had many ancient artifacts and that like. Also focuses on flowers of Mexico. Not sure if this changes or rotates but it was all fascinating.

Thank Casey A
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

The Maya exhibit was excellent, there were so many unique artifacts from all over Mexico. The architecture alone is magnificent, truly a must see if you are in the area!

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

The current exhibit focuses on the role of flowers in Mexican art and life over the centuries, from their appearance in pre-Columbian art and decoration through their symbolic presence in colonial art and their use in Mexican folk crafts, especially embroidery. It was well worth...More

Thank Keith P
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

when we visited there was a temporary exhibits focusing on the flowers of mayan culture. I actually found it quite interesting.,but if you are coming to see mayan artifacts, this is not really the place. The building itself is lovely. It is not a huge...More

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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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