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Address: 6 Calle At 6 Av. | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
Phone Number:
+502 2338 7896
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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One of Central America's more modern museums, this natural history museum...

One of Central America's more modern museums, this natural history museum is best known for its funerary ceramics, but also includes well-known Maya pottery pieces and other artififacts spanning the period from 2000 B.C. through colonial times..

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Private Guatemala City Museums: Popol Vuh, Ixchel, Railway and Miraflores...
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Small museum dedicated more to Mayan civilisation rather than to the Popol Vuh itself

The museum is quite small but encompasses the entire history of the Mayan civilisation from Pre Classical America to the 19th century. Worth a visit just to get a mini history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is quite small but encompasses the entire history of the Mayan civilisation from Pre Classical America to the 19th century. Worth a visit just to get a mini history and the artifacts are very effectively exhibited.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This Museum had one of the best collections of Mayan Artifacts simply amazing, I would definitely do it again, for those that appreciate the history of the Maya you have to see this exhibit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great museum, with plenty of explanations. Artefacts are nicely presented, and it makes for a pleasant visit. Also good for kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

A modern museum with a series of thematic rooms that document stages of Guatemalan culture and history.

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Thank Malcolm L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This museum offers the best historical over view of the Popo Vuh and its significance to the Mayan peoples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is a small but through museum and it has some utterly beautiful and astounding things in it from all over the Mayan world. I especially loved the burial urns - I have not seen huge ones like that elsewhere - and the beautifully preserved small figurines. The museum is so well laid out, giving you a good understanding of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Visited this museum on a Saturday and was absolutely all to ourselves. Just a handful of other visitors so we could enjoy every piece shown in every hall. Reading all the information about the Mayans was far most interesting as one may not think how important was this culture when it was at its height of splendor like any other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We toured this museum with a tour guide and learned a lot more than we would have on our own. We toured the museum on our first full day in Guatemala City before touring outside of the city. I'm so glad that we did. We learned a lot about the different places we were planning on visiting in the coming... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you visit two museum in the city, head here second, after the National Archaeology one. A large collection of artifacts, with beautiful ceramics. When you buy the entrance for this one, you get to visit the Textile, Ixchel, Museum for free. This museum is closed on weekends.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is a small museum, but is packed with Mayan and Guatemalan history. This was part of a tour package and was an excellent value for the money. You will enjoy all the pieces of Mayan history and culture here.

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