Permanent exhibitions of the work of Yucatecan artists, including additional paintings by Fernando Castro Pacheco, the painter of murals in the Governor’s Palace. Museo MACAY also hosts visiting exhibits from other parts of Mexico.
There is also usually a sculpture exhibit just outside the entrance in the walkway between the entrance and the cathedral.
This is a must-see for anyone interested in contemporary art.
Calle 60, Next to Cathedral.
Tel. (999) 928 3258
Open: Every day except Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm
Extensive exhibit of local Maya history and anthropology.
Sound and light show. In maintenance, functions until further notice.
Calle 60 #299-E, Unidad Revolución, Prolongación Montejo.
Tel. (999) 341 0435
Open: Everyday except Tuesdays from 8 am to 5 pm
Admission Non-Mexicans: $150 pesos. Mexicans: $100 pesos. Kids under 12 and adult Yucatecan residents: $50 pesos.
Yucatecan kids under 12, students, and seniors: $25 pesos.
FB: Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Installed in a completely refurbished mansion is an extensive exhibit of local Maya history and anthropolgy. Also occasionally hosts traveling exhibits. There is an excellent book and gift shop at the entrance.
Palacio G. Canton
Paseo de Montejo and Calle 43.
Tel. (999) 923 0557
Open: Tuesday through Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm
Admission $55 pesos. Free admission to Mexican national students, teachers, and those under 13 and over 60, with -valid- credential.
Free entrance on Sundays for Mexican nationals.
Cost of the permission to use a video camera $ 45 pesos.
The interior arched courtyard, an upstairs gallery, and the balcony are the sites for a display of paintings by Mérida’s local artist,
Fernando Castro Pacheco. The murals display the history of the Yucatán.
On the northeast corner of the Zócalo (Plaza Grande).
Calle 61 x 60 Centro
Tel. (999) 930 3100
Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm
Mayan art exhibitions, habits and crafts.
Calle 50-A x 57, neighborhood of Mejorada.
Tel. (999) 928 5263
Open: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays 10 am to 3 pm
FB: Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán
The cultural heritage that is housed in the beautiful and majestic Ex-Federal Post Office palace, shows the historical development of the city of Mérida. This important building, inaugurated in 1908 by then governor Enrique Muñoz Aristequi, has special architectural characteristics that make it historically valuable. With French tendencies, it shows there was a definite economic wellbeing at the beginning of the 1900’s – the era of the green gold – the henequen fiber. Since June 29th, 2007, this building now houses the City of Mérida Museum.
Calle 56 between 65 and 65-A, Centro.
Tel. (999) 923 6869
Open: Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm
Free entry.FB: Museo de la Ciudad de Mérida
Exhibits a sample of Yucatecan painting from the colonial era and portraits made from 1821 to 1911, to governors and prominent men for the history of Yucatan, actors of the most important historical passages of the 19th century. The name of the museum honors the greatest Yucatecan plastic artist and is located in the architectural spaces that formed the church of El Jesús and the Jesuit University of San Francisco Javier, founded in 1624.
Calle 59 between 58 and 60.
Tel. (999) 924 5233.
Open: Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Admission $ 40 pesos.
FB: Museo Pinacoteca Juan Gamboa Guzmán
Exhibition of objects and works of Yucatecan music. Also pre-Hispanic and Afro-Cuban instruments. Includes a gift shop.
Calle 57#464-A near Calle 48 near Plaza Mejorada.
Tel. (999) 923 7224
Open: Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm
Admission $ 20 pesos. Students and valid INAPAM credential $ 10.00
FB: Museo de la Canción Yucateca, Asociación Civil.
Museum of Natural History
A space for all ages where you can learn interactively about the world.
Calle 59 x 84 and 84-A.
Tel. (999) 924 0994
Open: Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm
FB: Museo de Historia Natural, Mérida Yucatán
This majestic and restored 16th century museum is characterized by art exhibitions and cultural events.
Calle 63 506, Centro.
In front of the Government Palace.
Tel. (999) 923 0633
Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm
Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm
Continually changing art exhibitions from around Mexico. Exhibits are usually of contemporary artists and can include sculpture,
photography, painting, fabric, and just about anything else.
Peón Contreras Theater
Calle 60 entre 59 y 57 Centro.
Tel. (999) 922 2655
Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6pm
FB: Teatro José Peón Contreras
For an inside glimpse of one of the finer mansions on the PaseoMontejo, take a guided tour of the Quinta Montes Molina. Still owned by the same family, they have turned the property into a museum andreception place for weddings, XV años birthday parties, conventions and congresses. The house features European furniture, Baccarat and Murano crystal chandeliers, clocks, art deco, art nouveau, porcelain and alabaster sculptures.
Calle 56 A between 33 and 35, Paseo de Montejo.
Tel. (999) 925 5999
Guided tours in Spanish: Monday to Friday 10 am, 12 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
Saturdays: 10 am and 12 im
In English: Monday to Friday 9 am, 11 am, 3 pm
Saturdays: 9 am and 11 am
The tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour. For other days and times please call the museum.
Admission $ 85 pesos adults, $ 60 pesos children.
FB: La Quinta Montes Molina
Authentically maintained henequen hacienda not far from Mérida. Includes a museum of Maya artifacts, guest house, gift shop and snack bar.
20 miles (33 km) south of Mérida on Highway 261 to Uxmal at the 220 KM marker.
Tel. (999) 900 1193
Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
Admission $ 100 pesos. Children with parents free. Discounts for groups of schools, university, and similar, properly identified.
FB: Hacienda Yaxcopoil
Railroad Museum (Museo de los Ferrocarriles en Yucatán)
It exhibits locomotives, wagons, cabins and vans of the early twentieth century, among which not only can you observe, but also climb.
Calle 43 # 429 Colonia Industrial in front of the park Article 123, near “La Plancha”.
Tel. (999) 923 3073
Open: Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
FB: Museo de los Ferrocarriles de Yucatan
History of the first Koreans in Yucatan, and their work in the henequen industry. Every last Sunday of the month, they have an event at 11 am at the Museum, it is called “Tell me a Jalmoni story”, it is free and a grandmother from the community tells the legends of Korea and other stories of their culture.
Calle 65 No. 397-A x 44 and 46 Centro.
Tel. (999) 287 1034
Open: Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm
Admission $ 20 pesos.
FB: Museo Conmemorativo de la Inmigración Coreana a Yucatán
The recently completed Palacio de la Música in the Centro Histórico is a state-of-the-art homage to popular and traditional Mexican music. There is an acoustically-perfect concert hall for musical performances, an academic program still in the making, and an interactive museum that will delight visitors of all ages and musical tastes, whether Mexican music is something new to them, or it is something they grew up with and runs in their blo
Calle 58 x 59, Centro.
Open: Tuesday through Saturday. Tours at 10 pm, 12 pm and 2 pm.