The museum covers the Chachapoya and Inca cultures and exhibits are over 200 mummies, and accompanying funerary offerings, recovered in 1997.
Leymebamba is one of the twenty-one districts of the province of Chachapoyas, located in the department of Amazonas, in northern Peru. It limits to the north with the province of Luya and the district of Montevideo; to the east with the province of Rodríguez de Mendoza; to the south with the district of Chuquibamba and the department of La Libertad; and to the west with the district of Balsas.
The district was created by Law of May 3, 1955, in the government of President Manuel A. Odría.
The Incas accompanied by Tupac Yupanqui gave it the name of Raymipampa because they celebrated the Inti Raymi festival there and from there it derived its name to Leimebamba.