Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, Georgetown

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Visit Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology to gain insight into the lives of Guyana's earliest settlers. Housed in a wooden building constructed in the 1800s, the museum features two floors of exhibits dedicated to the cultural heritage of Guyana. This institutions was founded on archaeological collections of Dr. Denis Williams and ethnographical collections of Dr. Walter Roth. Books, pottery, paintings, and tools provide an important look into Guyanese culture. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Georgetown holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great knowledge about the Guyanese people. The last part was truly educational as the curator educated me on the stones, writing, and ways of the indigenous people. If you want to know more about the....  more »
  • Near the president's residence, this small museum has few genuine artifacts. I was particularly interested in the hieroglyphs, but they seemed to be copied onto artificial stones. I misunderstood the....  more »
  • An amazing insight in native lifestyle. You aren’t really allowed to take pics but I snuck a few in. Some necklaces are also on sale and I bought one
  • This Museum provide some insight into the indigenous people's of Guyana.

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