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All about Museo de la Luz in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Museums

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The Museo de la Luz is located in the third section of the huge Gran Parque La Plancha de Mérida, near to Calle 50. Museo de la Luz in Mérida, Mexico is only 100m away from Casa Loltún. It is located in the city center of Mérida, so you can comfortably stroll the short distance. The admission fee for foreign adults is about 60MXN. Different prices may apply for residents or children.

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Address:

Prolisur, Calle 43 #429 x 50 Colonia Centro, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico

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Category:

Museum

Phone:

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Distance:

100m from Casa Loltún

Travel Time:

Within the city

Admission:

Mex$ 60

Price Level:

Inexpensive

Since:

2023

Google Rating:

average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 198 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: Closed
• Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
• Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
• Thursday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
• Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
• Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
• Sunday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:00 PM

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Museo de la Luz

Museo de la Luz (Museum of Light), newly opened November 2023, is located in the third section of the huge Gran Parque La Plancha (also newly opened November 2023). The museum is located on the corner of Calle 43 and Calle 50.


The Museum de la Luz was founded jointly by the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the government of the Yucatan. The exhibition delves into the mysteries of color and light to explore its physical, psychological, technological and cultural nature.


It is a place of convergence of disciplines, from physics to fine arts, from biology to the humanities, and it approaches the phenomenon of light with a multidisciplinary, holistic, playful and didactic perspective.


Exhibition areas


The museum has six permanent exhibition areas and a room for temporary exhibitions.


There is also an experimental science and art laboratory, a workshop area and a public service area. As the museum is located in the newest, most beautiful and largest park in Mérida, it is of course a good idea to plan a little more time for this place.


Yucatán Railroad Museum


The Museo de los Ferrocarriles de Yucatán (Yucatán Railroad Museum) with old locomotives and wagons is also located in Gran Parque La Plancha - the site was the former railyard of the Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán (United Railways of Yucatán).


One of the restored locomotives
One of the restored locomotives

The Railroad Museum houses an impressive collection of over 200 historical artifacts, including locomotives, wagons and tools. There are more than 20 historic locomotives on display that were used during the heyday of the railroad in the Yucatán.

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