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Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures

332 Malecon Tarapaca, Iquitos Loreto, Peru
+51 65 235809
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small colection not according to price

I was expecting a bigger collection of the different Indiginuos tribes, the collection was small... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2017
Victoria B
interesting museum

Good museum that holds many items that the indigenous people used and still use today. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2016
duanewjlee
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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 8am to 8pm.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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332 Malecon Tarapaca, Iquitos Loreto, Peru
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

I was expecting a bigger collection of the different Indiginuos tribes, the collection was small and there were a few remakes. Guides didn`t offere much infomration

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Good museum that holds many items that the indigenous people used and still use today. Well worth a visit

Thank duanewjlee
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Whether you are new to the Amazon or an expert, this museum is very well done. It takes the various tribes and describes many aspects of their culture including clothing, ceremonies, warfare, rituals of passage into adulthood. Great photo ops that you likely will never...More

Thank CFEIII
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Small, inconspicuous museum in Iquitos with a nice little collection of clothes, weapons and artifacts from the various tribes in the Amazon region. Enthusiastic staff willing to explain the exhibits and the history behind them.

1  Thank James W
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We visited this the day before we went into the jungle and it was so informative - it gives a really good introduction to the different tribes and their different ways of living, and set us up well for our visit. Well worth an hour...More

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a great review of the people of the Amazon. It's a very small museum and entrance is only 10 nuevos soles per person. The attendant of the museum will do a guided tour and explain the different cultures and artifacts. It is definitely...More

1  Thank Clevlander
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Great little museum on the malecon which provides a wealth of information about the indigenous peoples across Amazonia in particular. Spread over two floors, there are plenty of artefacts, excellent explanations on the related culture and history, a lengthy film (on a small screen) about...More

Thank adrianloader
Reviewed October 9, 2016

This museum is absolutely fantastic. While small, it presents a wealth of information in simple, straightforward displays. Displays are divided by cultural groups and some interpretive information is given. This museum gives another important side to a visitor's understanding of the Amazon by showcasing the...More

Thank HeatherSonya
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Don't miss this. It explains about all the Peruvian tribes in Peru. It's very fascinating to learn about the differences and similarities of the tribes. Also has many of the tools and weapons used by the tribes throughout the ages. Lots information provided in English...More

Thank KMEZZ50
Reviewed September 9, 2016

This small museum is incredibly informative. It takes only an hour or so depending on your style of visiting museums and the detail you read or not. Each display has a description in Spanish and English. I loved the headdress displays. I believe the cost...More

Thank LiveYourYBR
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