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Anthropology and History Museum

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Address: Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 999 923 0557
08:00 - 17:00
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This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish...

This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.

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Excellent anthropological museum

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Merida, Mexico
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Merida, Mexico
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank hyacinthos
Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

Thank JaysUSA
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

You can visit both to view the inside of a palace and to see the excellent collection of Mayan artefacts. Both are worth a visit.

Thank Welshwizardcambs
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Surprisingly, for such an important museum, it is not well signposted. The building of a new hotel nearby, was! It is a splendid museum however. Entrance M$55. It's set in a fine house with elegant rooms with high ceilings, huge doors and a marble staircase. The chandeliers need a bit of a clean, but hey, it's a lovely house. I... More 

Thank Maggie_NHam
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful museum and a wonderful place to learn more about the area! We spent about an hour there and it was easy to get lost in the history of the local area. The book store was extensive and also worth a visit. Enjoy!

Thank BellStreetNorth
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This museum is located in a large house on the Paseo Montejo and shouldnt be missed. I has archaeological exhibits from all the main sites some of which are exquisite

Thank 250ABR
Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

To us it was the building itself that was the star of the tour..The marble staircase to the second floor is very impressive..a sight to see..

Thank Victoria477
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

It's worth going to the anthropology museum just to see the mansion where it's housed. The collection is good and the place isn't crowded. It's also easy to reach on foot, on the beautiful Paseo de Montejo.

Thank nomad1948
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We visited Merida as a part of our round trip in Mexico, and had a well-filled day program, where unfortunately were no place for the museum visit. So we went to visit this museum on our own in the afternoon and due to late time came forth just a half an hour before closing time. Museum is placed in a... More 

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Pointe Claire, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The building is beautiful, but inside there is only a small collection of artefacts with very little explanation, almost none in English. Go to the Museo Mundo Maya instead.

Thank Ian R

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