Museo Historico Regional

Museo Historico Regional, Cusco: Address, Phone Number, Museo Historico Regional Reviews: 4/5

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Paul N
Kalamazoo, MI103 contributions
Normally, you need a ticket to the other sites to gain admission to the museum. I had tickets from previous trips but not for that day. In conversation with the attendant, she asked my age. There are many benefits to being 65.
Written 16 November 2019
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Ollerbarrow
Altrincham, UK1,610 contributions
Excellent introduction to pre-Incan civilisations, their development and their amalgamation under the Incas. It also gives some idea of their coalescence and subsequent subjugation by the Spanish colonisers. Finally, one is introduced to the mixed heritage heroes that ultimately led to the establishment of the Peruvian state in 1821. Some good displays and fine paintings. Unfortunately no photography in the exhibit areas in the museum. Part of the historical/cultural ticket. Well worth seeing, particularly in combination with the cathedral.
Written 20 October 2019
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,729 contributions
A small museum that is part of the Boletos Touristico. You have to lock up your bags and photos are allowed only in the main foyer. 8 small rooms. The location is in the fomer house of Garcilaso de la Vega, a Spanish/Inca writer who lived here in the 17th century and is now buried under the Cusco Cathedral. Interesting collection of artifacts including antiquities, arrowheads, paintings, colonial art, costumes. It also showcases the works of Garcilaso de la Vega and the jewellery of the various cultures that inhabited this region - Inca, Wari and Pukara. Its informative. Everybody here seemed ready to help and offer explanations.
Written 4 October 2019
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Lacmer Kaur
11 contributions
Nice little museum on our city ticket. Didn’t take long to get around it all. Lots of different rooms with the history of Cusco.
Written 9 September 2019
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Diana PA
Seattle, WA42 contributions
Learned a ton about the history and significance of this important region. The building itself is historically significant as it was once the home of the first mestizo historian of Peru--son of a conquistador and an Inca princess. The artifacts and art were well curated and the staff was eager to answer questions, encourage and engage my teenagers to foster deeper curiosity, and share their own linkage to an important history. We were there for a couple of hours but time flew by. Important to note that the entrance fee is covered by the tourist pass one uses to enter the archaeological sites in Pisac or Ollantaytambo.
Written 26 August 2019
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ivisitedperu
New York City, NY8 contributions
This museum is part of the tourist ticket. Interesting exhibits which spanned in time from geological formation of the Peru area to modern time. There were tv screens in some of the rooms that were not playing videos. The English translations were not always grammatically correct. Lockers were provided for visitors with backpacks.
Written 13 August 2019
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ElaineMI
Michigan260 contributions
This small museum is included on the tourist ticket. I visited one morning and found a surprising wealth of information on local culture and history. Wished I had visited at the start of my trip, as I would have known more!
Written 5 August 2019
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PJ_Krupin
Kennewick, WA20 contributions
Friends
The travel guide recommended this site over others. The detailed exhibits are fascinating and you can see and spend hours here. Only issue is they didn't allow photography inside.
Written 23 July 2019
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Sarah B
Cusco, Peru9 contributions
Friends
I visited this museum a few days ago with a friend as we had purchased the full Boleto Turístico. It was definitely one of the better museums on the boleto as the history was fascinating and presented well.
However, for a museum of this quality, the English translations of information were shocking. They were full of mistakes and clunky to read. This would easily be solved by using a native English translator to translate from Spanish.
I was also disappointed that the museum closed at 5pm (on a weekday) which is an hour earlier than most other museums in the city. And visitors were fairly forcefully ushered out at that time as well. It didn't feel particularly welcoming.
However, it was a good museum with free lockers provided as well.
Written 20 July 2019
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BrightKnight91
108 contributions
Solo
if you are looking for some history once you are in cusco... you can not miis this museum .. definetly you will know more about this wonderful city between the mountains
Written 18 July 2019
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