National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (MUNAE) Tours and Activities
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There are two ways to experience Mayan treasures when traveling across Guatemala: Either traipse through the jungles, down bumpy dirt roads, to ancient village sites and temples, or visit the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, or MUNAE) in Guatemala City. Inside this exceptional museum, visitors will find over 20,000 pieces of ancient Guatemalan treasures, from Mayan pottery, artwork, and crafts to traditional textiles and dress. With thousands of years of human history have taken place in these hills, Guatemala is comprised of a fascinating mosaic of different cultural identities. From the first settlers who built villages to thriving days of the Maya, all the epochs are represented inside Guatemala's national archaeological museum, with relics from archaeological sites having made their way to these halls. Learn how people first settled Guatemala as they migrated through Central America, and formed different languages, farming techniques, and ways to honor their dead. And, with so many discoveries still being made in Guatemala today, a museum that’s been open since 1898 continues to grow and improve.
There is no smoking inside the museum, and cameras can only be used for photos—no flash, tripods, or video.
Address: 6th Street and 7th Avenue, Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-Noon and 1:30-4pm.
Admission: $7.50 for adults. Children under 9 are free.
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Take an unexpected excursion through Guatemala City, discovering its unique mid-century architecture, bustling markets and fascinating museums, during this 8-hour excursion. Start with driving tour of city’s main avenues and its National Palace before admiring Guatemala City’s collection of 50s and 60s architecture like the Supreme Court Building and City Hall. During your visit you’ll also get a taste for daily life and shop for souvenirs at the city’s central market and explore Guatemalan history at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Your Guatemala City trip includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
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National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (MUNAE) hours of operation: Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-Noon and 1:30-4pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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