Chavin National Museum

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Rosa R
89 contributions
To do with the ruins
Jun 2019 • Couples
Really nice museum, interesting to do it with the visit of the ruins. Entrance for both sites together is 15 soles. We recommand.
Written 29 June 2019
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Pierre W
Brussels, Belgium13,871 contributions
Why so far from the site and from the village ?
Oct 2018 • Solo
Most tourists come with a tour bus so they don't care. But for independent travellers, it is a long way from the village and on the opposite side from the ruins ! There is no sidewalk along the main road. And it would have benefited more the local business if it were in the center (and better in traditional architecture as well).
Now it contains some good pieces that complement the site visit.
Written 10 October 2018
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wanderbee07
Toronto, Canada40 contributions
Great little museum to complement the archeological site
Aug 2018 • Solo
Great little museum about 1km walk straight from the archeological site. Not everything is translated into English, but it's worth a visit to see some of the original artifacts. The ticket is included in the price of admission to the site so be sure to save your ticket !
Written 7 August 2018
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N V
Costa Rica53 contributions
Complement entrance with the visit to the ruins
Apr 2018 • Solo
We were allowed free entrance after visiting the ruins. As some others have mentioned, this place is complementary to the ruins, the history it has will enrich your knowledge of Chavin.
This was my first hand experience with their culture, rituals and arts and I left very satisfied with the information received. The pieces you will find here are quite unique, I did not expect this to be so nice. The town is really beautiful as well. A day visit will do for basic learning, but you can stay there for more days if you are interested.
Written 19 April 2018
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John L
London, UK132 contributions
Essential complement to the ruins.
Jan 2018 • Solo
Not far from the archaeological site, well presented and informative. You can visit the museum before or after the ruins themselves, but definitely make time for it.
Written 5 March 2018
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mcastrov
San Francisco, CA25 contributions
Very interesting place
Sep 2017 • Solo
This was part of the tour, we had a great guide that explained the meaning of the different ceramics and figures portrayed and the role they played in the chavin mythology. If you love history and ancient civilizations this is a must go. The town where this museum is, is beautiful, and I would have liked to stay there at least for one night but didn't have time.
Written 22 December 2017
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Storyteller714215
4 contributions
Not free anymore!
Jul 2017 • Couples
Although guidebooks and maps say it's free it's obviously not anymore. We payed a 7 Soles entry fee (for adults). Though I have to say it's well prepared and good to see it! It adds the rest to the archeological sight and is definitely worth to go!
Written 22 July 2017
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SpeedwellTours
Auckland, New Zealand100 contributions
Well worht the visit.
Feb 2016 • Business
Excellent information.Well worth the visit wiht aguide who knows the history.We visit last trip for the first time as new and still in progress.I suggest well worth the visit.

Written 31 January 2017
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Aegir101
Bethesda, MD196 contributions
Great little museum
Jul 2015 • Family
Has all the chavin artwork including lots of tenon heads and nice displays of the culture. Better with a guide but can be understood esp if you read spanish. Go before going to the ruins you will appreciate them better.
Written 28 July 2015
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notlostyet12
Seattle, WA215 contributions
See the stuff that is no longer at the ruins!
Jul 2015
This small museum is definitely worth a trip if you are already in Chavin. It houses all the heads that fell off the ruin. It also has more information about the ruin and Chavin culture if you didn't have a great guide. Our tour visited AFTER we saw the ruins, but it makes some sense to see it beforehand.
Written 28 July 2015
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