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Do not miss this museum

This museum is right up there with other important museums in Mexico. Plan to spend a few hours so... read more

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EstherP1882
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Great museum

This is a wonderful museum, don't miss it. It gives insight in the Maya culture and uses modern... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sjoerdsma
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

I specially went by taxi to see this museum, as I had read very positive reviews here. However, I was terribly disappointed. It is a modern and interesting building although not necessarily convenient and comfortable for a museum. The display is very small and limited and consists mainly from copies, models and replicas which is very far from what I had expected. The layout is poor and confusing. The staff has a duty to direct visitors to the right door in order to find the display,
The entrance fee is outrageously expensive for a collection of replicas. The air conditioning is excellent.
No, I cannot really recommend it.

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is right up there with other important museums in Mexico. Plan to spend a few hours so you can enjoy the various videos. You can take photos without flash and if you have questions, the guards in the various rooms are happy to explain things to you. There is a nice gift shop and an ATM with a guard in front of it, so its a good, safe place to withdraw money also.
If you can visit only one museum in Merida -- this is the one!
It is about a 100 peso taxi ride from the main square.

Thank EstherP1882
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful museum, don't miss it. It gives insight in the Maya culture and uses modern interactive techniques to explain the artefacts.

Thank sjoerdsma
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the two and a half hours I spent exploring. The museum was fantastic. The perfect was to beat the +37 degree heat.

Thank Kim K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place can be overwhelming with a lot of information not only about Mayan culture but also about archeology in the area. Therefore, spend enough time (at least 2-3 hours) in the museum so you can digest all information properly. The building itself is well built and the flow of the information is really helpful for all visitors.

It’s not in the city center but it’s worth visiting if you are in Merida. You probably should do the visit before going to Mayan ruins in Yucatan.

Thank LeoLHR
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always take visitors here, it has excellent inter-active areas for all ages. Curation of the museum is world class, and relevant.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do enjoy museums in general, but every time I travel to Merida I try to go to this museum, it is great for kids, it has screens where they can play while learning about the Mayan culture, and I am not a kid, but I did enjoy playing with the screens. The price is fair, and it offers parking. Make sure you bring your student or teacher ID in order to get a discount.

Thank Laura A
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

If you visit Merida this is a must to visit a lot of information well presented we spend about two hours that feels like 54 minutes we really enjoy it.

Thank Sandra O
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Very well done exhibit on the Mayan culture, history and archeology. A definite must-see if you are going to visit any of the Mayan ruins or want to know more about their fascinating culture.

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Learned a lot about Mayan culture and the history of the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s a little bit of a trip out of Centro a $4-5 Uber ride. Regular taxis waiting out front, so really no problem with access at all.

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