Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures

Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures, Iquitos: Hours, Address, Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures

Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures
4.5
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
About
The museum exhibits ethnographic artifacts from 30 different Amazon Indian cultures from the greater Amazon basin including groups from eastern Brazil, Guyana, Xingu, Mata Grosso, Colombia, the Peruvian lowlands and the foot hills of the Andes. The theme of the museum is how Amazon Indians live within nature and are helping to conserve the fragile rainforests. Exhibits are displayed in a period house on two floors and in line with international museum standards. The museum is located on the riverfront in the historic district of Iquitos at 332 Malecon Tarapaca and is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm.
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Lafeshia C
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the love of your haert
Nov 2020
i like the hats bow and arrow the cloths from animal skin and the earrings
i like the places the amazonian of our culture an know more about our pasts events and culture practices
Written 2 November 2020
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Iulian P
Hoi An, Vietnam10 contributions
Tribes of the Amazon
Feb 2020 • Friends
Nice place where you can learn about the different tribes that populated the Amazon river area, their customs and their popular art, the periods in history they lived. The museum artifacts are on the ground and first floor, divided in tribes and geographic areas with several dioramas of their way of living. There is also a small shop with handmade objects made by the local indigenous tribes. I recommended the place for a incursion in time.
Written 12 February 2020
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Marea13mcz
Malmö, Sweden5 contributions
Great place to learn about various indigenous tribes
Jan 2020
if you have interest in knowing the history of various indigenous tribes and learn about their cultures, this is a place to go. You can easily spend more than 1 hr there.
Written 9 February 2020
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Lyn W
London, UK13 contributions
GOOD PLACE TO KNOW
Jan 2020
This is a nice place where you can get abundant information about the tribes from the peruvian jungle. Very informative and worth to visit.
Written 21 January 2020
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Zsofikaa
London, UK16 contributions
Interesting exhibitions on Amazonian cultures
Dec 2019
We had a couple of hours to kill in Iquitos before a flight in the afternoon and decided to visit the museum as I am very interested in etnography.
The exhibitions did not disappoint although the museum is not big. Everything is labelled in English. We also got a detailed explanation from the staff.
I did not want to visit indigenous communities while in Iquitos, and I found this to be a great alternative to learn about some of the Amazonian cultures.
Written 17 December 2019
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada19,934 contributions
A "way of life" nicely displayed
Mar 2019
Just a small two-storied building to see from outside, it's a museum actually "quite packed in" inside (especially the second floor) where it took me about an hour to go through all the pottery, weaponry, clothing & related accessories (especially liked these "colorful head-wears") & also one or two life-sized canoes on display. And yes, most importantly, I learned here from the info displays that the indigenous culture was one that thrives "when left alone" (that is without any outside interference).

And yes, a good idea would be to also check out the "riverboat museum" called Museo Barco or such (at just like a 5-to-10-minute walk from here to the left after coming out and just a straight way along the waterfront) which is also a pretty nice one about the European settlement of the area (nice to learn in my opinion in these two museums the two ways of life that shaped this area) and where you can go all the way up to the "third deck" for some nice views of the river; and there's a "discount deal" of like 20 percent off for the second museum. And also along the waterfront between the two museums is like a "clearing area" where there are some "quite proper" restaurants (one of which a pretty good one where I ate during my stay) & some nice souvenir shops (of which apart from those at that clearing area are also "a cluster" of more shops nearby but where you have to go down shortly below the riverfront promenade).
Written 7 December 2019
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cammerayguy
Sydney, Australia395 contributions
A well laid-out museum dedicated to iundigenous tribes in the Amazon
Aug 2019
We had no idea there were so many indigenous tribes in the Amazon and that they would be so different. The clearly labelled display cases were fascinating - particularly the local crafts.
Written 1 November 2019
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CFEIII
Austin, TX4,540 contributions
great museum to better understand Amazon cultures
Oct 2019
I had been here a couple years ago and really enjoyed it, I suggested to a friend that we spend a rainy afternoon here. Pictures, artifacts, explanations, headdresses, lots of stuff.Worthy of a stop! About 30 cultures detailed, from all over the Amazon Basin.
Written 30 October 2019
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Tukano
Turku, Finland655 contributions
Informative place
Oct 2019 • Friends
Wide presentation of the culture and habits of indigenous people in this area. The information was also in english. Entrance fee was 15 soles. When in town a must place to visit.
Written 24 October 2019
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thetravelorganizer
Tega Cay, SC486 contributions
Let your inner anthropologist's imagination run free!
Sep 2019
This robin's egg blue building along Iquitos riverbank is Margaret Mead-worthy. The explanations of the photographs and artifacts are fascinating! The rites of passage described seem almost abusive until one drops the ethnocentric lens through which one imagines the rituals. The ethnographic collection in this museum is a valuable reminder that we can't judge other cultures by standards which are continents- and centuries removed.
Written 6 October 2019
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