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All about Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán in Mérida

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Museums

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The collection of Museo de Arte Popular (traditional and contemporary arts) is now in Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán in Mérida is about 8.4km away from Casa Loltún. It is located on the outskirts of Mérida. As it is a little further from the city center, you should take a car or bus. The admission fee for foreign adults is about 150MXN. Different prices may apply for residents or children.

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Address:

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, Calle 60, Unidad Revolución, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko

Website:

Category:

Museum

Phone:

+52 999 341 0435

Distance:

8.4km from Casa Loltún

Travel Time:

Within the city

Admission:

Mex$ 150

Price Level:

Mid-range

Since:

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Google Rating:

average rating is 4.6 out of 5, based on 11392 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Tuesday: Closed
• Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán

Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán (Museum of Folk Art from Yucatán) is no longer autonomous and Casa Molina is no longer the headquarter of the museum. The collection was moved to the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya at the end of 2023.


The folk art exhibition in the Mayan World Museum began in February 2024. Exhibited are for example pottery, musical instruments, jewelry, textiles (lace and embroidery) and also sacral and ritual icons.


There are explanations in English and Spanish and also some videos are shown (e.g. how the filigree jewelry is made). As before, free workshops are offered to delve deeper into the world of popular art.


The history


Until 2023, Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán was a small autonomous museum in the Mejorada district with a nicely curated collection of traditional and contemporary Yucatecan arts and crafts from around the country as well as a regularly changing schedule of temporary installations.


Between 2007 and 2023, the museum was located in the historic city center next to the Parque de La Mejorada in a beautiful colonial building from the early 19th century - known as Casa Molina.

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