Museo de Sitio

Museo de Sitio information

Palenque , Mexico
Carretera Palenque-Ruinas Km 7
admission free with ruins ticket
Opening hours
9am-4:30pm Tue-Sun
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Palenque’s site museum is worth a wander, displaying finds from the site and interpreting, in English and Spanish, Palenque’s history. Highlights include a blissfully air-conditioned room displaying a copy of the lid of Pakal’s sarcophagus (depicting his rebirth as the maize god, encircled by serpents, mythical monsters and glyphs recounting his reign) and finds from Templo XXI. Entry to the sarcophagus room permitted every half hour.