For starters, the museum contains one of the largest collections of Maya art in the world. Visitors to the museum can expect to see a varied collection within its small rooms, including stone sculptures, pottery and the Lord Bat sculpture. The museum is known for its ceramic collection, which is considered to be the best in Guatemala City, if not the country. Of special note are the collections of funeral urns, censers and ceramic whistles.
A small area within the museum is dedicated to colonial art and includes items like traditional clothing and more.
The museum can be accessed via transport routes 63, 82, 101 or 40R to avenue La Reforma. Exit bus at corner of Sixth Street, Zone 10, in front of the Ministry of Education, then head east on Sixth Street. Pass the campus entrance booth.
Bringing a camera? There is a small fee to take photos.
Tours & Tickets
Guatemala City has a small number of museums that tell part of the history of this beautiful country with an ancient culture such as the Maya, dating from the ... Read more
Location: Antigua or Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)