National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City

(4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Guatemala at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. With approximately 3,000 sq m (32,291.7 sq ft) of exhibition space hosting 20,000 archaeological artifacts and 5,000 ethnological pieces, you can explore a wealth of significant Mesomerican history. The museum has been at its present location since 1946, although its existence was established long before then by a governmental decree in 1898. Browse an extensive collection of pre- and post-classical artifacts, Maya art, textiles and tools, and displays presenting current and past indigenous Guatemalan culture. The museum also includes a fascinating collection of books in its public library, some of which you can buy in the souvenir shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and many more Guatemala City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Guatemala City vacation route planner.
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  • Took a chance re entering Guat City to try to visit some of the better sites.we did manage to find and tour this museum, but being in the heart of the city made for a horrible trip. The chicken buses ...  more »
  • The national museum of archeology and ethnology is a great museum. It features many Mayan sculptures, bowls, music instruments, jewels, figurine, tools... Some of the artefacts are very impressive (si...  more »
  • I was lucky to have a tour private, guided by the Director of the Museum, in the framework of a regional meeting of the Mayan world. Not visiting it since I was a child, so find the valuable pieces of our ancestors in perfect state of preservation was really awesome. The model of the Tikal National Park more interesting details and data that provided us made me fall in love over the Maya civilization and as Guatemalan I feel proud of the valuable legacy that we share with Mexico, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras.
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