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Address: Av. 17 de enero su S/N, Chavin de Huantar, Peru
Phone Number: 043-454011
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Interesting museum...

This place puts the site into context. It shows relations between the Chavin de Huantar ruins and other sites. TIP: no photographs. TIP: some items are also in Japanese (the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This place puts the site into context. It shows relations between the Chavin de Huantar ruins and other sites. TIP: no photographs. TIP: some items are also in Japanese (the place was funded by them)

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Port Angeles, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

According to our guide, the museum received funding from the Japanese. A power outage occurred when we arrived, but we were still able to visit. My trip to the bathroom required a flashlight. The guide beamed his light on exhibits during his explanation. Others were seen by the light through windows. Gargoyle heads, ceramic vessels, and other local artifacts are... More 

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Lima, Peru
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The museum is a must if you plan to visit the ruins. Although a bit of a walk from the town center, it's free and well done. A majority of the sculpture from the monument has been relocated here, so to get the full picture of the ruins you have to pay a visit. There is not much info on... More 

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Trujillo, Peru
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a nice little museum; entrance is free. I recommend coming here before visiting the ruins if possible to get a little more perspective on its history and what the ruins looked like back in their heyday. It will fill in some gaps for you.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is one of the most fun museums I have ever visited. It also pairs greatly with the local ruins, because both have things that the other doesnt, and they provide a nice balance to each other that way. I cant believe this museum is free - there is so much cool stuff here!

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Chamonix, France
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151 reviews 151 reviews
81 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a small but very well organized and varied museum. It is definitely worth a visit with a good guide BEFORE heading to the ruins, in order to fully understand the context of what you will see there.

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Huaraz
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This small modern museum holds a fantastic collection of artifacts found at the Chavin de Huantar archaeological site. The collection of tenon heads - monstrous, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic stone sculptures showing the different stages of the transformation of priests into jungle animals under the influence of drugs - is truly terrific. Here you will also find the original Tello Obelisk. Visiting... More 

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