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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

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Address: Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
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+51 1 4635070
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The extensive archaeological collection in this museum includes more than...

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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Compressed Peruvian history in a charming building

Much smaller than I expected. It contains parts of all historic périodes in Peru's history, but pre-colonial is most interesting and is fascinating. I visited in the morning and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Much smaller than I expected. It contains parts of all historic périodes in Peru's history, but pre-colonial is most interesting and is fascinating. I visited in the morning and it was quiet, peaceful and plenty of chance to take in what I wanted. Beautiful ambiance. Definitely worth a visit. The burial exhibits are amazing, and plenty of jewelry and art... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was disappointed with the breadth of the holdings. Although I learned that there were many different pre-Incan cultures mostly what I could learn about them was the period in which they dominated and their pottery. There's a lot of pottery! Would be nice to see more regarding lifestyle, beliefs, architecture, how they fed themselves etc.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been for years but it is still an interesting museum which covers a wide breath of topics concerning Peru, its people and cultures. Not as good as the Larco museum but if you have the time go.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum gives a thorough account of all the different archaeological and historical periods in Peru, including many pre-inca cultures. The focus is more on the structure of the societies than on particular historical events. It has many replicas and some original artefacts and for most exhibits there are explanations in english as well as spanish, however some lack english... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only had one day in Lima and I decided to go and it was pretty wonderful. It is honestly the most well organized collection of archaeological artifacts that I have seen in Peru. Plus its 5 or 10 soles per person!! would recommend

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Prineville, Oregon
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Wonderful! We spent most of a day here in amazement of the relics and recreations of sites. Very nice!

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Thank Susan V
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We received a visit there to the national museum in pueblo libre and sama as larco, we did not enjoyed so much.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The collections of early native art and cultural objects are so well-organized that you can see almost at a glance the differences, and similarities, among the regions and eras of native South Americans (mostly, of course, Peruvians). Some of the pieces are almost unbelievably well-preserved. We were so impressed by this place, and learned so much that we'll have to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We learned so much about the ancient cultures of Peru in this museum! Of course, it helped that we had a private guide, but captioning was decent in English, as I remember, and there many very well-curated exhibits focusing on specific aspects of the cultures. All sorts of exhibits about cultures that pre-dated the Incas by many centuries, most of... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Was taken to the Museum via a tour I was doing in Lima. The guide was extremely knowledgeable however she would not let us wander the museum on our own which was a little painful as she stopped at every artifact and gave us a detailed explanation of the culture behind the object. This was interesting but after an hour... More 

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