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Av. Austria s/n, San Miguel, Leymebamba, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having decided to visit the Cochapoyas region, starting from Jaen, we were pleased with our decision to make the extra effort to go down as far as Leimabamba. We booked into the unusual Rangra Wasi accommodation just a short distance from the Museum. (Amazing the...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 3 days ago

How this museum came to be is quite a story in itself. What it contains is very very special. If you have any interest in history or want to see some absolutely incredible archaeological pieces of local history ... you have to visit this place.

Thank b21b21
Reviewed April 1, 2018

After talking to a friend who visited this museum a few years ago, I wanted to visit. It was a wonderful decision! This museum has been upgraded since my friend's visit and is an excellent showcase of the Chachapoyas culture's history and the ongoing research...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed March 8, 2018

I went up to the museum by mototaxi (5 soles) and the entrance fee was 15 soles. I like the building itself, I stayed there to have a cappuccino and I saw the typical hummingbird which you only see in this area with its red...More

Thank Maya_de_bij
Reviewed October 21, 2017

The Museo de Leimebamba completed our visit to the north of Peru perfectly. If you want to learn about the Chachapoyas culture, this is the place to go. Situated in a beautiful garden surrounding with Alpacas grasing in the yard, you can see original mummies...More

Thank Steffen K
Reviewed September 24, 2017

I was here recently and I learned so much. I has an awesome time. It is so good that this art has been saved and kept well. I learned so much and I am so happy I had the chancce to go. I reccomend this...More

Thank micao55
Reviewed August 8, 2017

What a great museum. Small and easy to understand. It is very educational for all the family. It is better to start here so you can plan your visit to all the sites in the Chachapoyas area. Very proud to have this kind of museum...More

Thank Marianne B
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Loved it, the museum has in-depth details about the Chachapoyas culture and very well presented. Made me wanna explore the area more. All information is in Spanish though. Officially the museum opens at 10.30am but you can show up earlier, I arrived at 9:30am, rang...More

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This is an outstanding museum, as they say, of salvage. Much had been lost/robbed/taken and with the support of Austria, plenty was salvaged to show a look of things that began a few thousand years ago. Semblances of the same culture, said to be Chachapoyan,...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I cannot imagine a better presentation of the facts and mysteries of pre-Inca South America. An intimate museum, blessedly free of endless shelves of objects. The mummies are breathtaking

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