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Museo Casa del Tejido

Address: 1era Calle Poniente 51, Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number: 502-832-3169
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Ranked #17 of 31 Attractions in Antigua
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: textile museum
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: textile museum

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Ntexas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
72 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A very impressive museum with examples of current and past art pieces displayed together. From Steuben to antiquity examples compared. As well as church art for history

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is an excellent museum, displaying many, many huipiles, the most I saw anywhere. There are also dioramas with mannequins dressed in the traditional styles, exhibiting the cultural lives of the indigenous peoples. Wonderful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely little museum (I am a textile addict)..They charge an extra Q25 if you want to take photos...It is a bit out of the way (near the Recolecion)..I had walked by it the day before an thought it was abandoned....We were the only ones there...We did get the "come to my church" speech..But I found him less forward than some... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

See a weaver using the back strap loom and view the garments from different communities. You tour guide speaks English. There are a large variety of items for purchase, some not seen in other stores, but on the other hand you may see more variety of some items in other stores. Definitely know your prices before buying here, bargain for... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I'd seen this place for two years but never ventured in—had no idea what I was missing! For a dollar or two you can get a guided tour (in English or Spanish) of their beautiful textiles from all over Guatemala. It's not as fancy or complete as the textile museum in Guatemala City, but well worth the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The exhibits are quite interesting, because you learn about the different customs and textiles for regions in Guatemala. The museum's collection of ancient weavings is HUGE! And you can shop without being constantly hassled. I found the tour guide very informative and he didn't do any preaching! I agree that you should see this museum at the beginning of your... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a such a good little gem, tucked away in the North West corner of Antigua. If you're interested in textiles or craft or history, it is very much worth the visit. If you're looking for entertainment or not to be "saved", maybe not so much for you. The backstrap looms can produce pretty amazing work, and here there... More 

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Manhattan, KS
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The museum consist of two sections. The non-commercial part has all the regions of Guatemala clearly posted. In this section everything is covered with an inch of dust. The main section of the museum is devoted to selling and it is sparkling clean and completely free of dust. The quality of most of the merchandise is very high. I thought... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I wish I'd toured this museum at the start of my trip instead of the conclusion because it gives you such insight on the textile production of Guatemala and the role it plays in the Mayan culture. My English-speaking tour guide was very well-informed and pleasant and answered all my many questions. The textiles are outstanding and they do have... More 

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College Station, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We found the museo to be a reasonably interesting way to spend an hour or so, but we very much resented our evangelical guide's attempts to save our souls and bring us to Jesus. It was totally inappropriate, so from now on we will steer our guests away from the place. No one should have to pay to be harassed... More 

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