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Address: Jr. Deustua N. 458 Plaza de Armas, Puno, Peru
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+51 51 351019

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Small, but very interesting

This museum is just off the Plaza de Armas, and is worthy of a visit if you are into museums. If you aren't, you may consider missing this one. There is a small section of... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Austin, Texas
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very well presented, not huge, but lots of pottery, gold & silver items, and textiles. Plus the paintings of German exile Carlos Dreyer who lived in the Andes for 50 years. Pre-Columbian and Colonial - it's all here. Plus the Mummies - take your time and you will be well rewarded.

Thank John L
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This museum is just off the Plaza de Armas, and is worthy of a visit if you are into museums. If you aren't, you may consider missing this one. There is a small section of pre-Inca culture pottery and items, great, textiles, and volcanic ceremonial statues. Some interesting art upstairs by Mr Dryer, plus some collected.

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Really great small museum, we were surprised some of the items you could actually touch, but didn't think we were supposed to. Great collection, especially of pre-columbian artifacts. The one bit of amazement is a small black idol that appears to be an ancient human riding a spaceship, from over 500 years ago (where did they get this idea from,... More 

Thank Nathaniel A
South America
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

There is not much to see in this museum. It's the usual pots and paintings and a short history of Carlos Dryer. The highlight is three mummis, placed on the second floor. If you have money to spend and want to kill 30 minutes - this is a OK place, but don't expect to much.

Thank TwoAndAHalfTraveller
Cusco, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This Museum created thanked to Mr. Carlos Dreyer, a German artist has eight rooms with diferent kinds of art. It's interesting to see all it has to show. S/ 5.00 for Peruvians and S/ 15.00 (less than USD 5.00) for foreigners. It0s forbidden to take pictures to most of the pieces of art.

Thank Franz G
Jannali, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

When I visited there were some photographs of earlier times that I found interesting. Then there are ceramics and other artefacts displayed with Spanish signage in the other rooms. The mummies from Sillustani are particularly noteworthy. The museum is in an old house with courtyard. I liked being inside such a house because you see so many but don't often... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Museum was ok if you have spare time. I did not find many museums within the city of Puno. We came across Dreyer museum when we had some extra time and wandered around the streets and main square. I likely would not have made this a specific destination.

Thank Ramona106
Baltimore, United States
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

There are some interesting items in this small museum, but there is a lot of filler and the works are often strangely installed.

Thank Barnaby N
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The entry fees is reasonable. Lots of historical artifacts from the ancient time. The mummies displayed at the end is a little disappointing. But glad I visited, taught me a lot about the olden times of the area

Thank TabsterInc
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Best part of this teeny tiny museum are the 3 mummies at the end. None of the signage was in English so we weren't sure what we were seeing half the time. There are 3 mummies at the end which were very interesting to see.

Thank amandak10

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