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Address: 6 Calle At 6 Av. | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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+502 2338 7896
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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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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This small museum is a wonderful place to spend an hour or more looking at Mayan artifacts from the earliest Mayan settlements to the Spanish Colonial era. Everything is nicely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small museum is a wonderful place to spend an hour or more looking at Mayan artifacts from the earliest Mayan settlements to the Spanish Colonial era. Everything is nicely displayed in chronological order with descriptions and explanations in both Spanish and English. The museum is on the university grounds, and in order to enter on foot, you must show... More 

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a good overview of Mayan archaeology - lots of fascinating artifacts. It was nice that the signs were in English as well as Spanish. It costs 2 bucks for a photo permit - get it!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum for anybody, but a must for those interested in the Mayan culture. It's only a few rooms but the artifacts are borderline awesome. We were fortunate to have a guide with us and that was a huge advantage. In addition to Mayan artifacts there was an exhibit featuring early Spanish items. Don't miss this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smaller than the National Museum, so a bit easier to digest. Full of important and beautiful objects, well laid out and clearly labelled with good lighting in a super well organised museum. Take your passport to be let into the University grounds. They are lush and well cared for and worth a stroll. Don't forget the Ixchel Museum next door... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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 7 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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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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