The Pedro de Osma Museum was created from the private collection of the philanthropist Pedro de Osma Gildemeister, who held very important art pieces, part of the viceregal heritage of our country.

Much of his life, until his death in 1967, he collected artistic objects from the 16th to 18th centuries, such as: paintings, sculptures, altarpieces, silverworks, carvings of Huamanga stone, furniture and various objects from areas of ancient Andean plastic tradition -especially from Cusco and Ayacucho- that he arranged unpretentiously in the halls of his house and used to show to his guests and visitors.

After the death of the collector, the Pedro and Angelica de Osma Gildemeister Foundation was created to preserve and exhibit the art pieces of Mr. Pedro to the public. On July 13, 1988, the Pedro de Osma Museum opened its doors for the first time attending groups only by appointment, then from 1996 opened its facilities permanently.

The Museum, in its work of conserving the Peruvian heritage, the education of art history and the investigation of viceregal art, will continue to contribute to the reinforcement of Peruvian identity with the pride of our mestizo culture.