The Mayan Museum of Cancun opened its doors in November 2012; It presents historical relics and extensive exhibition spaces, in a modern environment. The multimillion dollar project is the culmination of 30 years of collection, and has 350 Mayan pieces. For those interested in learning more about the traditional culture of the area, or in search of an activity a rainy day, the Mayan Museum of Cancun is a fascinating place to spend a few hours. El Meco and El Rey, it is recommended that you first make a stop at the museum, as it provides a solid base of knowledge, which will help you to better take advantage of your visit to the sites.
The museum consists of three exhibition spaces that cover a total of 409 square meters (4,400 square feet) where relics are shown, and even replicas of bones dating back 14,000 years. The oldest of these pieces are the artifacts found in the submerged caves of Tulum, the ancient Mayan port city. Face off face to face with the 10,000-year-old skeletal remains of La Mujer de las Palmas, one of the museum’s most popular pieces.
The museum covers all aspects of Mayan history, and the local area is particularly well documented. Even if many of the individual pieces are annotated only in Spanish, there is enough information in English so that foreign visitors do not feel lost. The modern museum also has audio and multimedia exhibitions.