We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Historic Boats

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
nice boat

a beautiful place where you can know a lot of the history of this place, the Amazon is really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
learn history

Looks a bit dilapidated but isn't! Fascinating and interesting facts about the rubber industry in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Athens, Greece
Read all 129 reviews
All photos (132)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rubber boom”(12 reviews)
“steam boat”(3 reviews)
The museum is in the historic steamboat "Ayapua" and exhibits Amazon navigation, discovery of the Amazon, missionary outposts, old Iquitos, explorers of the Amazon, rubber industry, atrocities of the Putomayo, and making of the Fitzcarraldo film...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
See all hours
Raimondi Street | Riverbank below the Ramon Castilla Square, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 65 235809
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Iquitos
from US$341.00
More Info
from US$200.00
More Info
Reviews (129)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rubber boom steam boat interesting place south america era steamship trade history exhibits rubbery costumes information movie restored housed explanation amazon
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a beautiful place where you can know a lot of the history of this place, the Amazon is really blessed, very nice and beautiful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank osrmth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks a bit dilapidated but isn't! Fascinating and interesting facts about the rubber industry in Iquitos and more!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank periplanomeni
Reviewed October 26, 2018

My son and I enjoyed this museum, housed in a restored historic steam boat. We spent about an hour going through the rooms. They are set up with displays, maps, and figures representing the era. It was very interesting! Great information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RJones12
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The tour also took me to this beautiful place, you can see how hard the history of Iquitos was and how was the rubber age an era that led to Iquitos to a great height but also to the slavery of its people, very important...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Logan_MR
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

A steam boat built in Germany in early XX century. It's very useful to learn how European explorers since Spaniards in XVI century occupy Amazon basin, and also how limited was technology at that time. Also some very old maps for South America, Mexico and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Farid_Matuk
Reviewed May 6, 2018

It is located near to the boulevard. The ticket included a trip in an old boat in the Itaya river which was very nice. It has a small bar at the top of the boat.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Xime377
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This small boat actually provided excellent background about the history and evolution of Iquitos, a city heavily dependent on the rubber trade. I really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marina T
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Lots of information about the rubber plantations and how the boats were used. Well kept. The tour guide was knowledgeable.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ceciles711
Reviewed December 18, 2017

This museum gives a great review of the rubber industry in Peru in the early 1900's. The boat is from that era and is full of exhibits from that era.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TheFriedmans
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Cool experience to walk through the different chambers of the boat to learn more about the rubber boom, their ships and the business of that time! I would have liked a guide during this tours, which was not a possibility. However, the explanations on the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 001mattyb
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
El Cauchero Hotel
30 reviews
.05 km away
La Casa Morey
255 reviews
.07 km away
Fitzcarrald Hotel
10 reviews
.18 km away
Emperador Terraza
106 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 128 nearby restaurants
Dawn on the Amazon Cafe
650 reviews
.33 km away
Karma Cafe
451 reviews
.42 km away
Huasai Restaurant
190 reviews
.41 km away
86 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 110 nearby attractions
La Isla De Los Monos
398 reviews
.26 km away
Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures
202 reviews
.67 km away
Plaza de Armas de Iquitos
561 reviews
.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum of Historic Boats staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines