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Anthropology and History Museum

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Amazing building and displays

The building itself is stunning and worth visiting. The museum displays are beautifully laid out to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zev and Sam F
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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the architecture of this old palace is amazing . and over the top.like something in Europe. not... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Jim O
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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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Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is stunning and worth visiting. The museum displays are beautifully laid out to complement the palatial rooms in which they are set. Note: There is virtually no signage in English, so be prepared for that. A great way to escape the heat...More

Thank Zev and Sam F
Reviewed 1 July 2018

the architecture of this old palace is amazing . and over the top.like something in Europe. not to mention the mayan artifacts. cost 60 pesos

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Our guidebook said this was one of the best anthropology museums in all of Mexico but it was wrong... I think they moved most of the interesting stuff to the newer museum on the north side of Merida (not sure). The place is super small...More

Thank Rusty R
Reviewed 10 May 2018

As you walk the Paseo you'll see lots of beautiful buildings - this is one you can get inside and feed your imagination of what life may have been like when it was a house. There are what appear to be traveling exhibits inside -...More

Thank Clancy W
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Worth the entry fee just to see the building. Two great exhibitions when we went - a history of the Mexica people and a tribute to Mexican women. Helps if you speak Spanish as there is little information in English

Thank cpccat
Reviewed 26 March 2018

At the moment they show an excellent exhibition on the Mexica culture. They used to exhibit Maya pieces as well but those have been transferred to the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. While the latter is really not worth going, the Museo Regional de Antropologia...More

Thank michamexi
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I just had to go inside this building... so glad I did. The architecture itself is worth the price of admission. Be sure to check out the old elevator. My only regret is that we were limited to a small section of the building. I...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The cost, location and architecture of this building were all very impressive. The exhibit is small and, unfortunately, with very little English written explanations, I am sure much was lost in translation. The building had a second floor which would have offered another interesting facet...More

Thank WigginsYQT
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Nice small Museum in a great old building. Frustrating for an English speaker with limited knowledge of Spanish. Only a few of the introductory panels had partial English translation. No portable audio for rent, as now commonplace in most European and Canadian galleries and museums....More

Thank Jorma H
Reviewed 12 February 2018

As all museum of Mayan artifacts in a beautiful building. Have your google translator handy as most of the signage is in Spanish.

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26 December 2017|
Response from Tita1 | Reviewed this property |
There is no clothing shop in the museum.
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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.