National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City

Categories: Natural History Museums, History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 190 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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  • to do if you are in the Museum exploring is in area 13... a taxi is essential if you're in Center City (District 1).
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  • I spent nearly 6 hours here and didn't see everything!! The exhibits are so instructive and excellently laid out. Many explanations in English, but many, especially the Tikal exhibit in Spanish only. ...  read more »
  • The museum has a lot of beautiful artefacts, including a fantastic collection of stele, most with very thorough descriptions. The first half of the museum feels a little bit better curated - the secon...  read more »
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