In Cusco, there are a lot of museums to visit and some are better than others:

  • The Machu Picchu Museum (Casa Concha) contains photos and artifacts from Hiram Bingham's expeditions to Machu Picchu in 2011-2015, which were returned from Yale to Peru in 2011.  A MUST SEE FOR ANYONE GOING TO MACHU PICCHU. Click on the link for the new website with address, hours and admission information. It is on Santa Catalina, a block or so from the Plaza de Armas.  Entrance fee.  Not yet in many guidebooks. www.museomachupicchu.com
  •  INKA museum to learn eerything about how the Incas were living in Peru (music instruments, tools, culture...). Entrance with the "boleto turistico"
  • The MAP museum which is a subsidiary of the larco museum in Lima.Everything about the preColombian civilisations in Peru. The museum has a restaurant inside. Entrance: S/.20. Museum in English, Spanish and French.
  • ChocoMuseo: The cacao and chocolate museum to learn everything about chocolate. The museum has a café with hot chocolates and chocolate fondues. They also offer chocolate workshops and full cooking lessons. Entrance to museum is free. Museum in English and Spanish.
  • Museum of Sacred, Magical and Medicinal Plants is a museum to learn about all the Andean plants and their use. Entrance: S/.15. Museum only in English and Spanish. 
  • The Coca museum is located in San Blas and is a small museum to learn about this strangely prohibited plant. Entrance S/.10. Museum in English and Spanish.
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  • Museo Maximo Laura  Tapestry Art. On July 4, 2013, maestro Laura founded the Museo Maximo Laura, Cusco. The museum is housed adjacent to Cusqueño artist Edilberto Merida Rodriguez’s home/studio/museum located at Carmen Alto 133, in the traditional, artisan neighborhood of old Cusco called San Blas. San Blas forms part of the historic center of the city of Cusco, declared “Cultural Patrimony of Humanity” by UNESCO in 1983 due to its antiquities and legacy. Finally, on October 10, 2013, the MML Cusco, held an official inauguration celebration attended by many of Maximo Laura’s friends, The MML - Museo Maximo Laura collection is comprised of over 200 tapestries. It is one of the largest, most representative collections of contemporary Peruvian textile art.  Free entrance, monday to saturday 9 am - 20 pm. 
In Cusco you can also visit some churches. The cathedral (S/.25) and the church of la Merced (S/.6) are the most remarkable.