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This is not the most impressive museum you’ll ever visit but it does provide excellent information... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2019
jim1231
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Statesville, North Carolina
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Our guide at Machu Picchu recommended this little museum. It was a good way to spend an hour or so... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2019
Diddlydancer
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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 2 weeks ago

As a tourguide I have visited Machu Picchu about 20 times or more. So it did not add that much for me. Go there before your visit. If you visit MP? Hire a local guide anyway! Not good in the musea? Some rooms were closed....More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

It is a really interesting museum about Machu Picchu. It shows the history behind the discovery of it and has a model on display too. It is an absolute must if you're planning on going to Machu Picchu while in Cusco as you appreciate the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

This is not the most impressive museum you’ll ever visit but it does provide excellent information about the early days of Machu Picchu with great images of it’s early days. There are some artifacts (mostly very small pieces) that Yale returned in 2011 but Yale...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jim1231
Reviewed September 21, 2019

Our group of 13 truly enjoyed this museum. It was a great primer for our hike on the Salkantay Trial as it provided (in English) a wonderful history lesson of the Inca peoples.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kyle_P1
Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

I visited Machu Picchu a few days ago and gained further knowledge about the site. There is a great scale model of Machu Picchu , you can pick out various places such as Temple of the Condor and the temple of the sun. The Casa...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BluePete
Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

Our guide at Machu Picchu recommended this little museum. It was a good way to spend an hour or so finding out a bit more about Hiram Bingham. Just off the square. Interesting artefacts too.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Diddlydancer
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

We came here today after walking around to see the artifacts and pictures that were taken by Hiram Bingham when he discovered Mach Picchu. Was very interesting to see. Only suggestion I have is that it would help if all the signs were in both...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mark A
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Very interesting museum of artifacts from Machu Picchu. Also interesting old casa that houses the collection, especially all the carved wooden doors. We went after touring MP and found the scale model especially intriguing, looking for all the paths and stsircases we walked/climbed during our...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LetsGoDen
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Very well organized, good quality museum with artifacts, pictures and history from the discovery of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham. Museum is in an old Spanish mansion, with the exhibits in different rooms. Includes an exhibit on how recent science is analyzing the artifacts to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

Sadly the museum was closed when we tried to visit on May 1st. A real shame as we expected to see and learn more of Ince culture.

Date of experience: May 2019
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