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Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier"

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Good museum and good English information

If you go to Palenque make time for the museum. The tomb from the Temple of Inscriptions alone is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Great museum, it's a must-see destination !

If you are at Palenque ruinas, don't miss the Museo ! We enjoyed it so much ! So many artefacts to... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Km 6.5 de la carretera ramal Palenque-Zona Arqueologica CP 29960, Palenque, Chiapas, Palenque, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Palenque make time for the museum. The tomb from the Temple of Inscriptions alone is worth seeing.

Thank Europeanonmove
Reviewed October 3, 2018

If you are at Palenque ruinas, don't miss the Museo ! We enjoyed it so much ! So many artefacts to look at, it's amazing !

Thank huahine2017
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Yes, it's small, but it is worth the visit. The museum is right next to the archeological site so there is no reason not to visit. Beside, you'll be able to be in air conditioning! But really, it's a small museum but some of the...More

Thank Carmen G
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

When visiting the Palenque Ruins you should definitely not skip this little museum. Don’t expect much from the staff but there are good and easy to understand signs with all of the displayed objects.

Thank Hotfarm
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Yes if you have time do visit. They have a replica of Pakal's tomb witc is very interesting to see. Many original pieces found in the archeological site that are really beautiful and interesting. The visit will take you around one or two hours depending...More

Thank Mario G
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Called in after I explored the Palenque ruins and was surprised firstly by the size of the place an found the exits good. Definitely worth going to see if you're going to the ruins. Collectivos from town (20 Pesos) will drop you off there or...More

Thank Alek C
Reviewed February 4, 2018

If you are in Palenque, don't miss this museum. If you know nothing about the ancient Maya, you will learn a lot and be impressed by their culture. If you are a Maya scholar, you will be awed by the artifacts displayed there.

Thank mplsberg
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Many of the more important treasures, including much of the jewellery, resides in the Archaeological Museum in Mexico City so some of the items shown here are just copies. I also understand some items are also in the British Museum in London. However, some of...More

Thank FerringFerret
Reviewed January 15, 2018

There is some superb art here including incense censer stands, very ornate, stelae with interesting glyphs and a full sized model of Pacal's famous tomb with helpful explanations in English as well as Spanish.

Thank K B
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This museum has a great collection of stellae, glyphs, and sensors. It also gives information on the history of Palenque and its rulers. The model of the Palace is really helpful because you can't picture the layout when you are in the Palace. The best...More

Thank Mary K
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August 7, 2018|
Response from Alek C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know why it would be closed but not sure. I assume if the site is open so will the museum.