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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  • July 3, 2017
    This was quite the great hidden treasure of the city. Definitely a must see if you are in the area and it's free, donations accepted. Great for kids and adults and fascinating.  more »
  • April 23, 2017
    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 »
  • February 17, 2017
    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 »

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