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Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology

About the Museum

Roth Museum of Anthropology

The Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, the first museum of anthropology in the English-speaking Caribbean was founded in the year 1974 with the collections of Guyanese Archaeologist Dr. Denis Williams. In 1980 the ethnographic collections of Dr. Walter Roth, Mr. J.J. Quelch and Sir Everard im Thurn were transferred to the Walter Roth Museum from the Guyana Museum. The Museum was opened to the public in 1982. An ethnographic collection of the Waiwai was presented to this Museum in 1991 by Guyanese Cultural Anthropologist Dr. George P. Mentore. The Museum’s collections also include excavated artifacts from all of the ten Administrative Regions of Guyana.  Additional information on the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology can be found at the Republic of Guyana’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport website

Mailing Address

Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology
PO Box 10187
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592)-225-8486