This small museum in a basement on the grounds adjacent to Qorikancha is OK but compared to other museums it's not special.
It is part of the Boleto Turistico de Cusco so if you have spare time and have bought the ticket call in and see it.
Like many people, we went because we had the Boleto Turistico from visiting other sites. Do not confuse with the ancient site (ruins) of Qorikancha which are around the corner. You will have to pay for admittance to the ruins of Qorikancha which is NOT included on the Boleto Turistico.
To start off with I'm not sure if this museum...
On our last day in Cusco we were trying to burn up our last Boleto Turistico attractions, and didn't expect this place would be so interesting. The explanation of the Incas belief system, the mummies and the cranial modifications were really impressive. Definitely worth a visit.
This museum has five rooms with pieces of pre-Inca, Inca and colonial, from excavations conducted in the Qorikancha during the period 1992-1995. I went because it was included with the Cusco Tourism pass and I am glad I did for it is an interesting museum and does not take long to view the collections.
I learned more about the Incas and their history than ever before. A random tour guide met us at the door and asked for 40 soles for a private English tour. His name was Raul and he was extremely detailed with his explanations of the history of the site. Well worth it!!
Unlike the Qoricancha temple itself, (or what is now left of it), this museum is not very impressive. It contains a few artefacts, (not all of which are Inca), very inadequately and quite amateurishly displayed in 5 small rooms. Only worth a visit if you already have a pre-paid "boleto touristico".