Campeche’s Camino Real Museum of Mayan Archeology reopens

The visits will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., from Tuesday to Sunday.

After six months of confinement, the state of Campeche has begun the gradual reopening of its cultural centers under strict sanitary measures, this November 1, the Museo de Arqueología Maya del Camino Real opened its doors in Hecelchakán, opening hours will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 15 hours, from Tuesday to Sunday. 

Within the framework of Hanal Pixan, an ancestral tradition to remember the deceased, on Sunday, November 1st, at 9 a.m., the 18th century viceregal house, located in the main square of the head of the municipality of Hecelchakán, reopened its doors so that visitors can admire its great collection of pre-Hispanic pieces, following the protocol that marks the new normal in order to guarantee the health and safety of staff and visitors.

This cultural enclosure houses an important collection of pieces from Xkalumkin, Acombe, Tilinté, Xulo, and other places in the western Puc Campechano region, as well as from the island of Jaina, from which a good number of small clay figurines showing high artistic quality and made during the Maya Late Classic period, they represent male and female characters of different ages and conditions, examples of Mayan art in small format.

The Museo de Arqueología Maya del Camino Real is part of the museums attached to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), which have gradually opened. 

From the entrance, visitors will find a sanitary filter where they will be provided with antibacterial gel and temperature measuring, and visitors must wear face masks at all times. 

Within the four exhibition rooms and the Patio de las Estelas, a healthy distance must be maintained and the maximum capacity of 30% indicated by the local authorities must be respected.

While visiting the premises, it is strictly forbidden to touch any surfaces, screens or objects inside or outside the exhibition rooms. 

Source: La Jornada Maya

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