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Casinelli Museum (Museo Arqueologico Casinelli)

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Treasures in abundance

We loved the pieces of art from the antiquities, and our guide's educational commentary, but the... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2015
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Good show, but also a mixed blessing!

I came here first in 2004 and met Mr Cassinelli himself (he died in 2012, apparently) who was a... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2014
London, United Kingdom
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12 Aug 2017
“closed, collection moved”
3 Nov 2016
“Museum is closed”
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+51 44 246110
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Yes , this museum location now closed. Collection (which is amazing) has been moved go a new location, in town of Moche municipal building. Did not make it there, but poster at Huaca de la Luna had info (see photo).

Thank RossJ42
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

We found the museum closed and deserted. An interested bystander informed us the collection has been moved to Moche township. Possibly the new museum near the Temple of th Moon.

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Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I waited and waited at the proper time. 2+ hours only because the other reviews. Door was open, radio was on but the gate was closed. Shame it is poorly run.

Thank Jakob A
Reviewed October 8, 2015

We went there just by walking from the main square. It was not that easy to find, because from outside is very simple, you can even think that there is not a museum in there! We knock the door and a very gentle guy invited...More

Thank Rodguz
Reviewed September 28, 2015

The colection of Pre Hispanic art is amazing. It is one of the best private collections in Peru . The problem is that it is poorly managed . Call first befor going

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Reviewed August 11, 2015

modest but comprehensive museum run by U of Trujillo. amazing artifacts and well laid out. worth the visit, about 3dollars unless you are a senior which makes it half of that.

Thank Bertha G
Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was closed for a long time since I was last there in 2009. Now it is open again and recently I had a private visit with a friend of the famiy Casinelli. There seems to be an inner battle going on as what to...More

Thank Alann D
Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We loved the pieces of art from the antiquities, and our guide's educational commentary, but the collection clearly desires a better facility, and curating. One small room filled with an abundance of ceramics, and a bit of worked metals.

Thank Carfull
Reviewed May 3, 2014

I came here first in 2004 and met Mr Cassinelli himself (he died in 2012, apparently) who was a charming and utterly repentant old rogue. He used to run fuel stations, and it was from this that his money came. His collection is about 7000...More

3  Thank LSO1973
Reviewed December 22, 2013

It is in a dusty basement. Senor Casenelli gave us a tour himself. It is his private collection. Some vessels are faces of Africans which makes one wonder if Africans once walk the continest of South America.

Thank melannneo
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