The Deheza Museum of Customs and Costumes, located in one of Sucre's old colonial homes, features exhibits of many antique pieces of furniture, household items, and other elements typical to daily life in Sucre
in the 19th century. What it is best known for is the very large collection of costumes, typical daily wear and formal wear it houses.
Also known as Casa Deheza Museo Costumbrista, it is arranged in exhibits representing various "corners" of life toward the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, to give visitors a sense of what it must have been like to live in these times. The exhibits are based on an extensive collection of over 1000 pieces once owned by María Luisa Zelada de Gantier, now belonging to San Francisco Xavier University of the state of Chuquisaca.
There are ten interesting corners or rooms at the museum displaying daily wear, a store and a chichería (saloon), a blacksmith's shop, chola outfits (women of Spanish and indigenous mix), photographs, coins, stamps, cards, dance and party wear, an office, a laundry room, a bedroom, and a typical kitchen.
The tour costs Bs. 10 and takes about one hour. It is open Monday to Friday 8:30-12:00 and 2:30-5:30 and Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Museo Costumbrista Casa Deheza, Calle San Alberto 156, Sucre, Bolivia