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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

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The extensive archaeological collection in this museum includes more than 100,000 items from pre-Hispanic cultures including ceramics, metals, funeral offerings and carved stone figures.
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Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4635070
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incas are a key feature of Peruvian history BUT, once you visit the museum you'll find much more history than just the Incas - surprising to see all the previous historical communities revealed. Peru appears to do well in preserving and collecting artifacts and bits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is set in a beautiful old building with numerous courtyards exhibiting native flowers and trees. The exhibits themselves are wonderfully done and range from Inca culture to Amazonian culture and more. We spent about two hours here and could have spent more if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Linz11251
Reviewed October 20, 2018

My husband and I got directions and a walking map from Museo Larco to the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru on Bolivar Square, a good 20 minute walk away. The route follows a blue line on the road that winds through...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

I love this museum. They do have guides who speak English which is a benefit as most of the exhibits are only labeled in Spanish. This museum has a courtyard with plants filling the middle. Strolling from room to room you can see so much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kristinak27
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Good museum if you want to discover peruvian history since 1500 B.C. Their exhibition is structured thru a timeline, showing the habits and culture of ancient people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leandro_sds
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Our tour guide had suggested this museum and we decided to visit during some free time. It provided a very interesting history with artifacts, paintings and furniture. The staff was very friendly. If you have free time during a visit to Lima, this is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ArtistNow
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The museum is very large. It took us 3 hours to see its exposition. It shows the history of Peru from ancient times. There a lot of interesting and unique exponates.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank oleksandr3
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The most spectacular of all the material in display in this museum are the famous Paracas textiles. The museum has been extensively renovated and the textiles are a very prominent part of the museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Graciela A
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This museum combines archaeology with anthropology. The result is a little schizophrenic and disjointed. The archaeology part is better seen at Museo Larco, but the history part is super. You get a real understanding of the progression of the people and culture all the way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gina V
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This museum was a bit of a disappointment. It was within walking distance of the place we stayed in Pueblo Libre, but I would not return.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jared M
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