The Museum

The Museum’s design reflects local architectural traditions, with regional building techniques and materials used in its construction. Gardens filled with rich and varied native flora surround the museum, while an orchid garden displays more than 100 native orchid species.

In addition to the three museum halls dedicated to the archaeological finds from the Laguna de los Cóndores, an ethnographic hall presents the varied lifestyles of the region’s modern inhabitants, and a fifth hall is designed to host cultural and scientific activities.

The Museo Leymebamba Association, made up of residents of Leymebamba and representatives of Centro Mallqui, reflects the active interest and involvement of the people of Leymebamba in Museum projects and activities designed to benefit the community.

From left to right: Orchid (Stanhopea sp.) in flower in the Museum's orchid garden; Visitors at the museum; Reconstruction of the Laguna de los Condores tombs (Adriana von Hagen).