National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City

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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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  • This museum is a joy to visit. The architecture and presentation of exhibits enhance the visitor's ability to learn and appreciate Maya and area culture. I particularly enjoyed the excellent dioramas ...  more »
  • 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 »