Ancient Textile Museum

The Ancient Textile Museum is located in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, which is a small village located about 7 kilometers (4.5 miles) southwest of Antigua Guatemala known for its textile production which makes it a unique and informative cultural experience.

Guest Reviews:

20Q for an English tour of the museum with a shop at the end. No pressure to buy and a very informative 20 minute overview of Guatemalan weaving. We didn’t have time to make it to Atitlan so this was a good substitute. From Antigua we took an Uber here and a chicken bus back after walking around the town.” -Noah McColl

Ancient Textile Museum Women Kneeling
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Mon – Sat 9am – 4:30pm
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The Ancient Textile Museum in San Antonio Aguas Calientes showcases a collection of indigenous Guatemalan textiles, including traditional clothing, tapestries, and woven pieces. Founded in 1988 by Carmen Pettersen, a Norwegian traveler captivated by Guatemala’s textile heritage, the museum offers workshops on weaving, dyeing, and embroidery, taught by local artisans. It’s situated in a restored colonial house within the textile-focused village, easily accessible from Antigua. The museum’s garden features dyeing plants, offering insight into the natural sources of vibrant textile colors. This museum is a valuable resource for learning about Guatemala’s rich textile traditions and experiencing its cultural heritage.

Please note that many of the entrance fees for landmarks, parks, and museums are subsidized by the government for Guatemalan citizens. You may notice a price difference for foreigners.