When on your next trip to Guyana, you will want to consider getting a look at me of the local museums. The majority of museums are located in Georgetown and can really keep you entertained for the day. Each of these museums showcases a different facet of Guyana’s history and culture.
The Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology
The museum is named in honor of Walter Edmund Roth, a well-respected anthropologist and surgeon. The museum has been involved in many different research projects over the years, including some with the Smithsonian Institute. See a bit about the history of how this amazing place go to be what it is today. It really does make your stay a bit more interesting. You may even feel more connected to Guyana, having a bit more insight into the history of Guyana’s indigenous people.
There are daily tours conducted by both the museum and by different tourist companies. This gives you several options for when you want to go and how you want to arrange your tour. This travel blogger certainly found it incredibly interesting, and I am certain that you will too. Seriously, what better way to give the sun a break and spend some time indoors while still soaking up all that Guyana has to offer? Hours of operation are 8am-4:30pm Mondays-Fridays.
The Castellani House
Home to the national art collection in Guyana, the Castellani House is a must for the educational portion of your stay. Named after the designing architect, Cesar Castellani, this big old house turned museum is one place you have to see.
Being an art connoisseur myself, I very much enjoyed the exhibits housed within the museum. If you are lucky, you may be able to catch two different art exhibits. With the great deals and cheap flights to Guyana that you can find online, there’s no reason not to try! These are put on by local artists and are in addition to the National Art Gallery that you will find here. Hours of operation are 10am-5pm Mondays-Fridays and 2pm-6pm on Saturdays.