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Enjoyed seeing the artifacts

I came here after seeing Machu Picchu so it helped to put things together in my mind. I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
kristinak27
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Manchester, Michigan
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Informative if you did not have a guide in Machu Picchu

I visited this Museum after going to Machu Picchu. It's well put together and interesting, though a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
439aparnaj
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San Francisco, California
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The most comprehensive collection of Inca artifacts from Machu Picchu in the world. There are 366 museum-quality objects displayed in a colonial building that dates back to the 18th century. To truly understand the Inca culture, one must visit Machu...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Santa Catalina Ancha 320, Cusco, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of the many museums that Cusco offers I decided to visit this one in preparation for my visit to Machu Picchu. The museum gives an excellent overview of the setting, history and daily life of the inhabitants of MP. It has an excellent collection...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is a tad small but does have a good collection. It was worth taking an hour to go through and see the Incan artifacts.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I came here after seeing Machu Picchu so it helped to put things together in my mind. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of Hiram Bingham as well as the pottery, musical instruments and other items. They had a nice video that took you back to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this Museum after going to Machu Picchu. It's well put together and interesting, though a lot of it was repetitive of what my guide had told me. For that it wasn't worth 20 soles.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 439aparnaj
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Visit Machau Picchu first, then when you return to Cusco visit this quaint little museum. Worth 1.5 hours of your time to add to the story. It documents the discovery and has a lot of the artefacts found in the early excavations.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stuchil
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Takes about 1.5 hour to visit. Quite interesting to learn more about MaPi. Good supplement to the site visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chinahereje
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Visited Casa Concha. It houses artifacts found at Machu Picchu during original excavation. Very interesting exhibit, well done.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JMRMD1961
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This museum shows videos of MP (with English sub-titles) and has interactive guides to the site. Signage is in Spanish and English. Also shows artefacts that Bingham took with him after his first trip and which have since been returned to Peru. The model of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed 9 June 2018

If you haven’t studied a lot about the 1912 discovery of Machu Picchu this self guided museum is interesting. Several videos with English subtitles and also Wall signs in English explain what MP was used for and how early theories have been proven wrong. Scale...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank robin11
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I was surprised it was free, the art exhibits I saw there were quite cool and very different from the ruins and historic art. It’s a great stop in at lunch or before dinner. Really enjoyable.

Date of experience: May 2018
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