Numismatic Museum of Mexico:
it was inaugurated in 1994 and has a collection of more than 2000 coins from different periods and minting materials, such as gold, silver and copper, amongst other alloys.
Its 6 rooms duly arranged with inscriptions and old prints sum up the monetary history of Mexico, from the so-called troy ounce up to the current pesos, passing by the so-called centenarians, Aztecs and hidalgos.
You can also appreciate 10 samples of the commemorative coin called Tierra y Libertad (Land and Liberty) coined for the Olympic Games of 1968, which took place in the capital of the country.
469, 60th Street, Merida.
Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 hours till 13:30 hours and from 16:30 hours till 20:30 hours.
Ateneo Peninsular Museum of Contemporary Art:
its rooms gather works of renowned Mexican painters and those of several famous foreign artists; besides notable samples of embroidery in Yucatan (Maya Chuy) and Mexican silverworks (Tane Orfebres), amongst other permanent exhibitions of great historic and cultural attraction that adorn its 17 rooms.
The seat of the Museum is an old building from the XVII century that was previously occupied by different commercial establishments. It would later be a military post.
60th Street, Merida.
Telephones: (52-999) 928-3236 / (52-999) 928-3204
Wednesday to Mondays from 10:00 hours till 18:00 hours.
5 pesos Mexicans and 20 pesos foreigners.
Museum of the City:
it exhibits pre-Columbian and colonial objects, along with historical testimonies of the independence and the revolution, which put in evidence the importance of Merida in the cultural and political development of the country. It was inaugurated in 1986 and re-inaugurated in 1995, in the former Temple of San Juan de Dios, built in the XVII century.
The rooms of the Museum exhibit Mayan vessels made of mud with zoomorphic engraves, which date back to the years 900 and 1000 AD, along with a burial site and pre-Columbian tools. It also houses an outstanding altarpiece of the Nativity, an artwork completed by indigenous artisans of the XVI and XVII centuries, amongst other objects.
It keeps china with the names of the streets of Merida from the time after the independence, along with a military uniform that, so is said, belonged to the chief of the army of Yucatan during the war with Mexico, a conflict that confronted the country's central government and the State authorities in 1842, and a bust of General Porfirio Diaz, besides cutlasses, muskets and revolvers.
Another interesting detail is on the graphic exhibition depicting the origin and urban development of the City.
61st Street, Merida.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 hours till 14:00 hours and from 16:00 hours till 20:00 hours, and from 8:00 hours till 13:00 hours on Mondays.
Museum of Yucatan Songs:
trova (a sort of ballad) is part of the "Cultural Patrimony of Yucatan", therefore in 1978 the granddaughter of Cirilo Baqueiro, considered to be the father of the musical genre of love lyrics and melodies, inaugurated a Museum with a permanent exhibition of oil portraits and bronze sculptures of the top interpreters, old songbooks, scores and other objects related to this famous rhythm.
As is this were not enough, every week its installations get filled with music during the lively performances of the troubadours.
464, 57th Street, Merida.
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9:00 hours till 20:00 hours.
Canton Palace Museum of Anthropology and History:
it exhibits objects representative of the Mayan Culture in its 7 rooms as well as temporary shows of contemporary art and photography.
Its seat, Canton Palace, was the official residence of several governors. It is considered a historic monument due to its lavish ornamentation, with luxurious details such as the floors, masonry and a flight of stairs made of marble slabs of several shades.
85 Paseo Montejo, Merida
Tuesday to Saturdays from 9:00 hours till 20:00 hours, and from 8:00 hours till 14:00 hours on Sundays.
Tuesdays to Saturdays 25 pesos. For free on Sundays.