Machu Picchu Museum

The official Machu Picchu Museum is the Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón, this Machu Picchu museum tries to achieve the preservation and dissemination of cultural and archaeological research.

The Machu Picchu museum is organized in seven phases. In these seven phases, they emphasize the beauty and historical significance of the large collection of artifacts, construction tools (copper and bronze), pins, mirrors, tweezers and needles. The exhibit shows in detail the metallurgical expertise in the Inca city; the spectacular examples of dexterity in stone quarrying, as well as significant objects in various other materials. These displays express to the world, a view of the sustenance of life in Inca Machu Picchu, the strategic administrative center intertwined between the Amazon and the Andes.

The multimedia displays information, photos, live and textual details were organized to offer visitors a full image of the significance of Machu Picchu, and the Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site, also a botanical garden with flora of Machu Picchu area as orchids.

The Machu Picchu Museum is located at 1.7 kilometers from Aguas Calientes. The museum is located at the base of the mountain of Machu Picchu. It is reached by passing the bridge across the Urubamba River in path-route to Inca city of Machu Picchu, as it diverts to the west (toward right).

The Machu Picchu Museum presents a collection of 250 original objects between stone, metal, ceramic, bone and others; a result of archaeological research in the recent decades in the Inca City of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.