National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City

4.0
#4 of 11 in Museums in Guatemala City
Natural History Museum History Museum
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.
map
Create an itinerary including National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
232 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Near La Aurora Zoo, airport, and the handicrafts market, is a nice and quiet place to appreciate an interesting sample of Guatemalan archaeology.
    View original
  • We visited the National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology on Saturday July 1st and found it to be a fascinating way to spend an hour. The museum is fairly small in terms of exhibits and although it u...  more »
  • The Museum shows the Mayan culture that developed in Guatemala, it is chronologically ordered that allows learn more
    View original

Plan your trip to Guatemala City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Guatemala City

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Guatemala City by other users

3 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Peru, Chile Chico & Guatemala City BY A USER FROM CANADA August, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 36 days in United States, Mexico, Caribbean & Central America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Guatemala BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United States, Mexico, Caribbean & Central America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Guatemala City, Lake Atitlan & Antigua BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Central America & Mexico City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Guatemala & Belize City BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans