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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4635070
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
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+51 1 4635070
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have time visit this beautiful museum. you find Archeology and manny more interesting things Here. money weel spend.

Thank jo l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of a tour group. The museum is quite large so we just saw the highlights. The weavings are gorgeous. They are preserved but not restored and looked like they could have been made recently instead of centuries ago. The dry air...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum is an excellent depiction of Inca and Pre-Inca cultures. It is well laid out and worth the admission.

Thank James M
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

My visit was part of a larger tour, otherwise it is not worth seeing. There is room after room of old relics, bunch of old masks and faces. Really? How many of these do you want to see?

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

I loved all the history relating to the peoples before the arrival of the Spanish. I had a great guide. Great museum.

Thank Courtney W
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Good collection of items, organised well. Unfortunate if your Spanish is only conversational like mine is, because only 3/~15 exhibits have English translations. Lots of empty spaces as well, and got lost a few times. Plenty of friendly faces willing to help me back to...More

Thank Isabelle K
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Plan to spend some time here and do hire a docent to help you get a better understanding of the history and to connect the dots. As we were told, if the history of Peru were a 2-hour movie, the Inca empire that we all...More

Thank James Stephen L
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

The museum is perfect to have an in depth knowledge of the different cultures that ruled Peru through centuries, but the exhibition is very old and should be upgraded and modernized.

Thank Travellover1978
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Pre-Incan pottery and artifacts; Simon Bolivar stayed in the building, and his living quarters are recreated.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Excellent exhibits here. You can learn a whole lot in a short time at this Museum. There is a beautiful courtyard inside with a fantastic garden if you want to sit and relax a few minutes surrounded by trees and flowers. I think it was...More

Thank Scott L
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