Guyana National Museum

Guyana National Museum, Georgetown: Address, Phone Number, Guyana National Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Guyana National Museum
3.5
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3.5
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Antonio C
1 contribution
Awesome definitely coming back
Oct 2020
I love Guyana great place to learn as well! I highly recommend coming here definitely coming back here
Written January 12, 2021
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OnwardTraveller
Southampton, UK775 contributions
Quirky 1970s Feel
Jan 2020 • Couples
Little museum stronger on flora and fauna than local history. Worth it for the giant sloth but most visitors will skip through in a few minutes. Free!
Written January 16, 2020
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Laura S
18 contributions
A photo of you and the giant sloth is a must
Apr 2019 • Friends
Had been before and brought visitors from Canada there in March. The last gallery with the giant sloth is a must see in Georgetown. The rest of the museum is a throwback to the 1960’s or so and that in itself is worth the trip. Do not expect a modern museum... expect a period piece with some old local wildlife - and you will not be disappointed.
Written November 5, 2019
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amandabeckles
England, UK97 contributions
Musuem
Oct 2018
This is an educational activity to do when your in Guyana it gives visitors and residents a like insight into Guyanese history and culture. I learnt a lot about the history of Guyana and found it a nice way to spend a couple of hours.
Written September 16, 2019
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kuma m
Atlanta, Georgia18 contributions
Education
Aug 2019
Great history lesson and wonerful pieces. Guyana cultural is rich with many ethnic cultural is this museum present those with the combination of nature. I recommend this museum for everyone. Make sure you check out the most complete remains of the Giant Sloth.
Written August 11, 2019
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ericson07
Paramaribo, Suriname16 contributions
Way better than you realize
May 2019 • Couples
I thought this would suck but the museum was really cool. It doesn't compare with first World but you'll be surprised by the cool displays. This was well done and generally well maintained. I learned a lot about Guyana and appreciated the history lesson.
Written August 6, 2019
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland18,848 contributions
no photos, just selfies
Feb 2019 • Solo
The entrance is free, but the photo rules are the funniest I have ever encountered: 'No photos, just selfies. You have to be the on the picture!' The museum dating from the times of British Guiana, also the modern 1950's building, in which it is located, is really nothing special. First of all there is no information about the country's history. If there is anything, especially about the Amerindians as mentioned in guidebooks, the respective rooms were not accessible. There was just an exhibition to see with ship models and old black-and-white photographs of Georgetown.

The museum is in fact mainly a Natural Museum with stuffed examples of local fauna and with downstairs a reconstructed Giant Sloth, probably the main attraction here, and at least a bit more natural than the one I had seen before in Chilean Patagonia's Cueva del Milodon.
Written March 10, 2019
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yz1991
422 contributions
selfie only
Feb 2019 • Solo
the photo rule is a bit weird. only selfies are allowed. the animal section is fine I think. Giant sloth is cool. Other parts are boring. Can't believe they don't have much info about the country's history
Written March 2, 2019
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Nick_Schmidt
Centennial, CO47 contributions
Better and more interesting that expected from earlier reviews
Feb 2019 • Friends
We are 3 USA seniors traveling for 5 weeks throughout the Caribbean and this is the last stop. We liked this and got some important historical insights in the last gallery. It is free and small donations are welcome. Some of the exhibits are a bit tired, but overlook that and be surprised with the giant slough near the end. You get that at your local natural history museum. Take a short look and give this museum a bit of slack.
Written February 12, 2019
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talund
Oslo, Norway40 contributions
Free entry, little of interest
Nov 2018 • Solo
Stuffed animals living around guyana and tiny rocks and minerals found around Guyana is what you get here. Not much to see. The only memorable thing is the stuffed giant, like 5 meters tall, dinosaur like, long extinct sloth. A rather small museum, hard to spend more than 30 mins there.
Written December 15, 2018
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