Museo Larco
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an exquisite 18th century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The museum’s galleries exhibit the finest and most magnificent gold and jewelry treasures from Ancient Peru and the renowned erotic collection, one of Peru’s most celebrated attractions. Founded in 1926 and located in Lima, the Museo Larco holds the largest and most important archaeological collection of Ancient Peru in the world. Peru is known worldwide thanks to the legendary Inca Empire on the Andes Mountains; however few are aware that this society existed only for the last 100 years before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores. The Museo Larco portrays to the visitor an engaging narrative, recounting 5000 years in the development of Peru’s pre-Columbian history; thus becoming the ideal means to understand and enjoy Ancient Peru. On the Museum’s terraces overlooking its vibrant and stunning gardens, find Museo Larco´s Café restaurant, where one can savour the best of Peruvian and International cuisine.All in all, it’s accurate to say that to become fascinated by Peruvian history, the journey begins at Museo Larco!
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  • Maria O
    Bethesda, Maryland549 contributions
    Well Done Museum and Terrific Restaurant
    This expansive collection is housed in a former mansion. The exhibits are very well done, with explanations in several languages, including English. The restaurant, located in the pretty garden, is wonderful. Dishes are attractively presented. Make sure to at least have coffee at the restaurant. The rooms housing the erotic artifacts are very interesting as well.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 1, 2023
  • BobbyK312
    Beijing, China334 contributions
    don't miss it, beautiful museum
    superb museum, full of pre- and post-columbian art and artifacts, beautifully presented. the grounds are beautiful too. if you aren't on a tour, I HIGHLY recommend watching the video (it's on a loop with English and Spanish (and some other languages too I think) because you'll learn a lot about the history of what you'll see in the museum.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written March 31, 2023
  • Isabel P
    9 contributions
    Fascinating history in a great setting
    This is a fabulous museum with amazing pre-Columbian ceramics, gold, and silver artifacts. It really impresses upon you that cultures in Peru go back way farther than the Inca era. The setting is really lovely as well, with a beautiful courtyard and great restaurant. It makes you forget you are in the middle of a hug city. For adults, the erotic ceramics are fascinating too!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Carlos B
    Canmore, Canada6 contributions
    Museo Larco, Antique Weapons of the world and History of Peru
    A rather small but satisfying and well-laid-out museum covering Peruvian historic art and other antique treasures, as well as military arms from around the world. The Consumer Defense Institute concluded in 2017 that "4257 artifacts from the Peruvian Museum of Gold were "false without a shadow of a doubt". Nevertheless, I found that the 2 hours I spent in the museum were not without value.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Eduardo
    Miami, Florida31 contributions
    Amazing museum
    I recently visited the Museo Larco in Lima, Peru, and I was blown away by the collection. It is one of the largest and most important archaeological museums in the world, with over 45,000 objects dating from 3000 BC to the Spanish conquest. The museum is housed in an 18th-century vice-royal mansion, and the exhibits are arranged chronologically, giving visitors a comprehensive overview of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. The collection includes a wide variety of objects, including pottery, textiles, jewelry, metalwork, and figurines.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 29, 2023
  • dercsenyigyorgy
    Solymar, Hungary18 contributions
    Excellent museum about pre-Columbian ages!
    World-class museum in a beautiful building with a nice garden. Take the guided tour, you will learn a lot about indigenous culture! The museum has a top restaurant, as well. Don't miss this excellent museum when in Lima!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 8, 2023
  • MRecchi
    Montreal, Canada30 contributions
    Wow!
    This museum is 1000% worth visiting, really one of the top attractions in Lima. Not only is the place beautiful, but the collection they have is outstanding. Amazing to see auch a vast quantity of pre-columbian art and artifacts. It gives you a much greater appreciation of the culture of the ancient civilizations in Peru.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Ha Doan
    Hanoi, Vietnam12 contributions
    Must-see if you are in Lima
    An incredible collection of Pre-Columbian art, with a diverse array of artifacts including intricate pottery, vibrant textiles, and exquisite gold and silver pieces (and a unique collection of exotic pottery 😊) A compelling introduction to the history of Peru beyond the Inca Empire! I came on a weekday morning, and there was no queue. The ticket costs PEN 35 plus PEN 10 for the on-site guided tour starting at 12 pm (for English).
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written December 18, 2023
  • melandreg2
    North Bergen, New Jersey5 contributions
    Best place to visit in Lima
    Excellent for understanding Peruvian history in addition to beauty of ceramic pieces. Extra treat was an exotic exhibit of ceramic pieces unlike anytime I have seen anywhere else in the world. Another plus is beautiful garden restaurant with wonderful local food and drink
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Batia R
    New York City, New York20 contributions
    Amazing museum not to be missed
    A beautiful 21st century museum. All Peruvian pre-Columbian civilizations are beautifully displayed and explained. Both chronologically and artistically. They have ceramics as well as beautiful gold artifacts. I went there twice. Once to do a reconnaissance and a second time to study it in depth. Don’t miss it when you are in lima.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 22, 2023
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Nonny
York, UK16 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Well worth the visit. Lovely museum & gardens containing an impressive & varied collection of pre- Colombian artefacts. Open every day, so great to do on a Monday when some other museums are closed.
Written February 10, 2024
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advcards
Reno, NV3,581 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Had some very nice pottery examples from the various eras of Peruvian history. Even had an erotic pottery room to very separate from the main area
Written January 27, 2024
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ravennmiranda
Townsville, Australia6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was such a great comprehensive gallery of ancient cultures of Perú. I honestly didn’t know any other civilization existed prior to the Inca but this museum helped me understand the timeline while displaying a beautiful collection of historical artifacts.
Written January 22, 2024
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Bianca P
San Jose, Costa Rica3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
It's a fascinating museum with a superb collection from the different cultures that lived in Peru.
I would definitely recommend coming here when you are in Lima
Written January 3, 2024
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plan09
Lakewood Ranch, FL2,289 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Had a late flight post cruise and had explore other attractions so opted to have lunch and see the museum.
What a spectacular place to enjoy lunch. The gardens are a riot of color and so refreshing after the arid ruins we had explored.
The exhibits are well done and very interesting. It’s a manageable size so you won’t be overwhelmed.
Highly recommend a visit to this oasis in Lima.
Written December 31, 2023
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Batia R
New York City, NY20 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
A beautiful 21st century museum. All Peruvian pre-Columbian civilizations are beautifully displayed and explained. Both chronologically and artistically. They have ceramics as well as beautiful gold artifacts. I went there twice. Once to do a reconnaissance and a second time to study it in depth. Don’t miss it when you are in lima.
Written December 22, 2023
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Jan K
22 contributions
Museo Larco is the best collection of Peruvian Indian cultures and arts from prehistoric to post Conquistador times. All of the exhibits had English and other language explanations,so it was easy to see the museum at our own pace without a guide.
Written December 20, 2023
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melandreg2
North Bergen, NJ5 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Excellent for understanding Peruvian history in addition to beauty of ceramic pieces. Extra treat was an exotic exhibit of ceramic pieces unlike anytime I have seen anywhere else in the world. Another plus is beautiful garden restaurant with wonderful local food and drink
Written December 19, 2023
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Ha Doan
Hanoi, Vietnam12 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
An incredible collection of Pre-Columbian art, with a diverse array of artifacts including intricate pottery, vibrant textiles, and exquisite gold and silver pieces (and a unique collection of exotic pottery 😊)

A compelling introduction to the history of Peru beyond the Inca Empire!

I came on a weekday morning, and there was no queue. The ticket costs PEN 35 plus PEN 10 for the on-site guided tour starting at 12 pm (for English).
Written December 18, 2023
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Com100
Houston, TX11 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Exceptional collection of ceramics and fabric from successive Andean civilizations. Valuable introduction for us before we embarked for Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Written December 2, 2023
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Museo Larco admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$17.27, while a popular guided tour starts around C$12.12 per person.