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Bourda market side street
Originally built in 1881, it has survived the ups and downs of Georgetown's life. It still maintains the Dutch name that the city used to be called before the British came in. It is a lively market with fish, vegetables, dry goods, clothing, and miscellaneous bits. Market opens early and closes early. Best to get there around breakfast time when the crowds are busy and the heat of the day are not too hot. **Beware that pick pockets and non-violent theft is common in this area.
The interior market is open standard hours and offers everything from shoes and clothes to electronics and food. The streets around the perimeter form a 24-hour day/night market. There are small food stalls along with produces and odd random tidbits. Walking through here you may get some strange looks since foreigners do not often find themselves here, but since there are many people, you will be safe enough. It is not recommended to walk through the market area at night. I've been told by locals that Bourda has better fruits while Stabroek has better vegetables.
Directions: Stabroek Market: Water Street, west of City Hall
Bourda Market: Contained by Regent St, Robb St, Bourda St and Orange Walk St.
Walter Roth Museum
The museums in Georgetown are free. Just check your bags and turn off your camera. They will have a guest book at the end to sign and offer any comments you may have.
The two museums that I'd recommend are:
Walter Roth Museum - it has archeological and cultural artifacts from the interior and Amerindian societies. The displays on weapons and basketry are quite informative. A complete tour of this facility will take about 30 minutes.
National Museum - the original museum was destroyed by fire and with it, many of the artifacts. This museum has several 3D models of what the city looked like in the past, several historical displays and artifacts. The upstairs is dedicated to the wildlife found in the Guianias.
Directions: Walter Roth Museum - on Main Street, between Middle and New Market Streets
National Museum - near the traffic circle where Water St, North Rd and Church St intersect (~2 blocks north of Stabroek Market)
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