We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

Closed Now: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Book In Advance
All photos (811)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“simon bolivar”(13 reviews)
“museo larco”(26 reviews)
“pueblo libre”(14 reviews)
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.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in Historic Lima
Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4635070
Ways to Experience National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History
Reviews (847)
Filter reviews
258 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssimon bolivarmuseo larcopueblo librepre hispanic culturesdifferent culturespre columbianenglish translationcolonial periodinca and pre incagold artifactscolonial timesgreat overviewwonderful collectionbetter understandingfew hourstextilesexhibits
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 258 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank ArtistNow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank oleksandr3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

Thank mcvc99
Reviewed July 23, 2018

It is a relatively large museum in Peru standard, occupying two big court yards with several very large show room. The exhibition is well organized and categorized by region and timeline. Should visit this place to get a large picture in your mind before you...More

Thank Lingang
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We went here after visiting Museo Larco (also fabulous and def worth a visit). This museum has a concise and broad range of information. I liked how each room was divided into Pre-Inca and Inca cultures. Lots of pottery, tools, textiles, etc. Also provides good...More

Thank maryinchina
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Big museum of Archaeology and History from the very beginning to the mankind to the current days. Close to Larco Museum and ~10 minutes from the center (by Uber).

Thank Maksim M
Reviewed July 2, 2018

No the best location but worth the visit for its historical perspective, Well staffed and a nice coffee shop.

Thank Graham B
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

It's a nice museum with loads of information on peruvian history. Approx. 70% is available on both spanish and english, the rest in spanish only. I would have loved to have more interactive parts (there are at least some), but that's also due to personal...More

Thank Reisender4711Nrw
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 243 hotels in Lima
Hotel Residencial Alfa
29 reviews
1.36 km away
Hotel Rosas
17 reviews
1.56 km away
Peru Star Botique Apartments Hotel
614 reviews
2.04 km away
Hotel Melia Lima
1,294 reviews
2.05 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,090 restaurants in Lima
Antigua Taberna Queirolo
418 reviews
.10 km away
El Bolivariano
522 reviews
.17 km away
Naruto Japanese Food
35 reviews
.38 km away
El Pisquerito
23 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 908 attractions in Lima
Museo Larco
10,070 reviews
1.05 km away
Complejo Arqueologico Mateo Salado
31 reviews
1.24 km away
El Congreso
45 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jared M
July 13, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from davezeppelin | Reviewed this property |
Both, yes.