Guyana National Museum, Georgetown

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Head to Guyana National Museum to learn about Guyana's natural and cultural heritage. The first floor tells the story of the nation's history, with display models of boats, historical buildings, and forts. (Look for an old car used by the president.) Continue upstairs, which covers natural history, complete with a taxidermied lion and other animals. Also, look for the model of a giant sloth, reconstructed based on fossils found in the country. You can also browse displays on local plant life and other objects, such as precious stones. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Guyana National Museum by using our Georgetown vacation planner.
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  • We stopped by the museum while shopping for souvenirs in Georgetown. The attitude of the staff was very unwelcoming. I felt like walking back out, but my group decided to stay. There were some interes...  more »
  • Although it highlights many of the interesting animals indigenous to the region, and the information is quite interesting, the presentation is lackluster. It is unkept and the animal displays look lik...  more »
  • This is a little museum that displays several animals and other artifacts mostly in taxidermal form. I learned a bit about the kind of animals they have in the country also about the giant sloth that ...  more »

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