Suruma Museum

The Suruma Museum (Spanish: Museo Suruma) is a museum located in the Department of Putumayo, southwestern Colombia. The museum is dedicated to show the archaeological findings of the department.

Suruma Museum
LocationPutumayo, Colombia
Coordinates1°05′01″N 76°37′50″W / 1.083671182248425°N 76.6305998376024°W / 1.083671182248425; -76.6305998376024Coordinates: 1°05′01″N 76°37′50″W / 1.083671182248425°N 76.6305998376024°W / 1.083671182248425; -76.6305998376024
TypeArchaeological Museum


The artifacts on display in the museum were discovered by Gran Tierra Energy. The archaeological activities were carried out by 25 archaeologists and 160 local field assistants. The excavation took place in an area of over 3300 square meters for more than four months.[1] The Inauguration Ceremony was attended by the mayors of Mocoa, Santiago and Villagarzón, as well as Nicolás Loaiza, director of the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History.[2] The museum is located in the Amazon Experimental Center, the creation of the museum was supported by an alliance between Gran Tierra Energy and Corpoamazonia.[3] The Amazon Experimental Center (Spanish: Centro Experimental Amazonico), abbreviated as CEA, was founded in 1986 by the Putumayo Autonomous Corporation.[4]


The museum has 15 permanent exhibits. The museum objects were found in Puerto Asís and in the Alto Putumayo, also known as the Sibundoy Valley [es].[2] The museum contains collections of lithic artifacts, goldsmith pieces and indigenous ceramics.[5]


  1. ^ "El nuevo museo arqueológico que abrió sus puertas en el Putumayo". Radio Nacional de Colombia. 2021-11-28. Retrieved 2022-01-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "Putumayo ya tiene su propio museo arqueológico: se trata del Museo Suruma en Mocoa". Federación Colombiana de Municipios (in Spanish). 2021-11-30. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  3. ^ "El Museo Suruma, un nuevo Museo Arqueológico del Putumayo abre sus puertas al público". MiPutumayo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-01-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Vargas, Juliana (2020-12-23). "La finca ganadera que transformó la conservación ambiental en el Putumayo". El Espectador (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-01-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Así es Suruma, el nuevo museo arqueológico del Putumayo". El Tiempo (in Spanish). 2021-12-02. Retrieved 2022-01-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)