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Crash course in Machu Picchu history

We brought our teen boys here to give them some background about Machu Picchu. The exhibits were... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2020
Carmen S
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Sebastopol, California
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Visit prior to Machu Picchu

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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Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a small museum located very close to plaza de arias. It show you the history of Machu Picchu, how it was discovered, who did it and when it happened. It has a few videos and things found in the Machu Picchu excavations.

When you are exiting there is this artist that makes instruments using sculptures and water. He would show you the different sounds of animals just moving the instrument. Please do not leave the museum without visiting him. He has created a beautiful CD mixing different sounds. I have attached a video of him creating music using his instruments

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

This museum is small but informative because there are English plaques throughout the exhibits. However, the front desk is manned by people who speak only Spanish and even though I wanted to review and purchase a book, I did not because the books were behind the desk.

The diorama is worth spending the time needed to learn about all the different parts of the site.

We also enjoyed speaking with the local artisans: a visual artist and a musician who demonstrated their craft and allowed us to take pictures without asking for anything.

In general, we found the people in Peru, the friendlest we ever met. Stay away from the tourists and enjoy the local flavor.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Blake S, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Concha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2015

Thank you for your feedback and will talk to the front desk managers about the accessibility of the books. I am glad you found the museum informative. We are currently adding more English translations and information plaques throughout the museum.

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Reviewed June 4, 2015

In Cusco, using up some free time between guided tours, and we hear about the temporary (?) Hiram Bingham artefacts and representations on display at the Casa Concha museum. So off we go.

Just one of many museums and displays around the city, and this one is OK, like most of the others. In my opinion, the most important feature is the great 4 minute video available in one of the lower rooms. Its in Spanish but with English subtitles, and covers all you need to know about Machu Picchu; but more importantly actually demonstrates the shadows cast across the various temple rocks, showing the precision used by the Inca, all those years ago. The video captures the reasons why Machu Picchu is so wonderful, far better than static photos. Must see !

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum is housed in Casa Concha, a colonial house, which was built on top of the site of the original house of Tupac Inka.
There is an impressive collection of 366+ Incan relics, evidence of the original Inca construction and some atmospheric photographs of Haram Bingham and his team, during the excavations of Machu Picchu.
A great and insightful introduction to the site, prior to your visit.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed May 2, 2015

It is the only interactive museum to learn about the discovery and the meanings of this place. Take about 2 hours to read listen and interact. Excellent museum and beautiful house.

Date of experience: May 2015
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