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Paracas History Museum - Juan Navarro Hierro

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Main St, Paracas 11550, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we had on our reserve-trip not time to see the Museum, we went there with a private guide Augusto, who told us a lot about the Paracas culture. It was very interesting!

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

This museum provide a very interesting part of the people and their burial customs many years ago . There is other items and a short movie to watch .

Thank TBIRDMAN
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Small but worth every moment. Do not leave Paracus without seeing these 40+ elongated skulls. Also one 'star child' skull.

1  Thank Jwvv
Reviewed November 8, 2017

This was probably the second best 'museum' i visited in Peru, although calling it a 'museum' is a little ambitious, it is a room with a collection of quite random articles from different cultures and limited information on any of them. However.....the things that they...More

1  Thank Philippa W
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Expected a lot more but the museum was very small. The only interesting part was the elongated sculls. Was not expensive to get in but would not go out of my way to see it.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Worth a quick stop here, only small and cheap to go in but incredible skulls and other inca relics. Had just closed when we arrived but they kindly reopened it so we could look. Personally I think it's a must see if interested in archaeology...More

Thank Catriona H
Reviewed April 18, 2017

The museum has a rich collection, small area packed!IT is very small but you can see some antiques and truly some special items, you are able to stay as long as you like!

2  Thank Leo D
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Once you are in the National Reserve you must make a walking tour through this ultra modern museum. The Paracan culture is very well displayed here. The mysteries here are accentuated by centuries of real history. Pay attention to the details, they will help you...More

2  Thank Seth G
Reviewed January 3, 2017

It is very small but you can see some antiques and also you can see there a lot of large skulls... mistery! Nobody was there so you are by your own looking around.

1  Thank Lovely S
Reviewed January 1, 2017

The museum has a rich collection of the heavily debated large skulls, which were produced not by headbinding for cultural reasons. They have a cranial volume of 25-60% larger than ours, and binding doesnt make your brain volume larger. They also have other characteristics not...More

7  Thank Lenke_13
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Response from Catriona H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't know if it's relocated but is where google maps says it is... in the building next to San Agustin hotel on the way out of town... you have to go into the huge white building and it's on the far right hand side...
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