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Anthropology and History Museum

Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Beautiful mansion turned museum!

The Maya exhibit was excellent, there were so many unique artifacts from all over Mexico. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew B
A fine exhibit in one of Mérida's great architectural marvels

The current exhibit focuses on the role of flowers in Mexican art and life over the centuries, from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Keith P
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
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Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 October 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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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I had read that an excellent collection of Maya artifacts were held here, but when I visited in October 2017, all there was to see was a temporary exhibit focused on flowers in Mexican art. I asked at reception and it seems all the Maya...More

1  Thank bh1331
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is the top museum in Merida, in my opinion. If you only have time for one museum, make this your choice. It was built in the early 1900s by the city's mayor who resided there until he died in 1959. At that time it...More

1  Thank Tita1
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum this week. I was a little disappointed that there weren't more Mayan artifacts on display. Overall a nice air conditioned visit though.

Thank xcalakbonefish
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I've visited several times and I always experience this journey back to the early 1800's, for the house is well-preserved and evokes the haciendas time period. Moreover, I've enjoyed the amazing collection of Mayan artifacts, jewelry, stelas, carved pieces brought from Chichén Itzá and other...More

Thank Marcela F
Reviewed 4 June 2017

There are a lot of interesting Maya artifacts here. Some of the pieces have information in both English and Spanish and some are Spanish only, so I recommend you learn a little Spanish if you have time. Dont forget to check out the stone serpent...More

Thank travelerd2011
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This museum is housed in a beautiful old colonial located right on Paseo Montejo. It has a nice collection of Yucatan anthropology.

Thank hyacinthos
Reviewed 10 April 2017

WOW! Nice museum. A bit small, but super friendly staff. Very clean. The building itself is gorgeous

Thank JaysUSA
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10 April 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.