Ethnographic Museum Colonial Juan de Garay

The Museum coordinates research on the pre-Hispanic and colonial past and preserves archaeological, ethnographic, folk and historical material that forms its extensive heritage.

It preserves exhumed archaeological material of the ruins of Santa Fe la Vieja and other places and deposits of the province; As well as donated collections that are permanently displayed. It has a documentary file of civil files and public deeds from the XVII to XIX centuries and the specialized library “Dr. Agustín Zapata Gollán”.

Among the pieces of cultural value exhibited in the museum are indigenous ceramics of the plastic riverine groups – among them a zomorphic figure of yaguareté -, the testament of Dona Jerónima de Contreras, legitimate daughter of Juan de Garay and wife of Hernandarias, Documentary Fund of the Department of Ethnographic and Colonial Studies, and a tinajón with incisal mark and filter of water of the colonial period.

Every year more than 30,000 people visit the museum (of which more than 20,000 are school children). Among the services offered are the following:

  • Permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions.
  • Guided visits
  • Projection of audiovisuals and videos
  • Conferences, courses, seminars, conferences
  • Open classes and workshops
  • Advice to teachers and students on specific topics
  • Specialized library service: guidance and bibliographic consultation
  • Assistance to researchers

Guided visits

Those responsible for school contingents must arrange guided tours in advance by email or telephone call.

Visiting hours (May-September 2016):

  • Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.