This ethnographic museum, created in 1904 by the University of Buenos Aires' faculty of philosophy and letters, is located in a 19th century building just two blocks from Plaza de Mayo.
Visitors can find archaeological, ethnographic and anthropological collections, the biggest attractions perhaps being the biological anthropology collection, which contains around items of bone and mummified bodies. Other highlights include archaeological finds, the majority from Patagonia and Northeastern Argentina, and Andean Pre-columbian ceramics and textiles.
As well as the exhibitions, the museum has a specialised library and archive and hosts conferences, workshops, talks, shows, and guided tours. There is a symbolic entry charge.