Museums in Cuzco
Pre-Columbian Art Museum
Hall of gold and precious metal crafts, jewellery in bone and shell, thematic showrooms of a variety of cultures including the Formative epoch, Nazca, Mochica, Huari, Chimú, Chancay, and Inca culture. Special hall of wooden sculptures. Colonial painting hall.
Museo de Casa Concha
Located in Santa Catalina Ancha N° 320. The exhibition of over 360 archaeological pieces from Machu Picchu that were recently returned by the U.S. Yale University will be held at the newly-renovated Casa Concha. The exhibition starting October 6, 2011. Visitors will be able to appreciate ceramics, stone and metal objects, fragments of bones as well as a nearly complete skeleton of a male between 23 and 25 years.
Museo Histórico Regional (Regional Historical Museum)
Calle Heladeros. Visiting hours: Mon. – Sat. 9:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. Founded in 1984, occupies the House of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, exhibition of pictorial works of the Escuela Cusqueña, collection of pre-ceramic period, ceramic period and Inca culture, weavings and pre-Hispanic jewels, also colonial furniture. The Inca Garcilaso (1539-1616) was son of the Spanish conqueror Sebastián Garcilaso de la Vega and a royal Inca princess, the Palla Isabel Chimpu Ocllo and lived his childhood in this house, reliquary of the colonial art, beautifully restored and declared National Monument.
Museo de Arte Religioso (Museum of Religious Art)
Located in Calle Hatunrumiyoc s/n) - Entrance fee Visiting hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.. Exhibition of religious art works of the colonial time and paintings; located in the Palacio Arzobispal, beautiful colonial mansion, in which highlights its front and balconies. Built on the real palace of the Inca Sinchi Roca. In one of its megalithic walls, in the lateral part, on the street Hatunrumiyoc, is located the famous 12-sided stone, cut and carved stone block that has 12 vertexes and it is assembled in perfect form, not being able to enter a knife leaf among its junctures.
Museo Arqueológico de la Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad (Archaeological Museum of the National University San Antonio de Abad)
Exhibition of archaeological pieces of the Inca culture, and objects and furniture of the colonial time. Located in the "Casa del Almirante"(House of the Admiral) construction of the XVII century that belonged to Admiral Francisco Aldrete Maldonado, old colonial house with stone facade that shows the coat-of-arms, with precious covered decorations.
"Museo de Sitio del Koricancha" (Archaeological Museum of the Koricancha)
Plaza Intipampa, corner of Avenida El Sol and Calle Santo Domingo. Visiting hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:30 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. and Sun. 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Exhibition of the collection of archaeological Inca and pre-Inca pieces found in the excavations carried out in the "Templo de Koricancha" (Temple of Koricancha)
Santa Catalina Museum
Calle Santa Catalina Angosta. Visiting hours: Mon. – Sat. 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. and Fri. 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Here they exhibit paintings of the Escuela Cusqueña with religious themes, textiles, woodcarvings, and Colonial altarpieces. The best among them are Diego Quispe Tito's paintings, the Arcade carpet, and religious ornaments made of gold and silver threads.