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Bruning Archaeological Museum

Avenida Huamachhuco Block 8, Lambayeque, Peru
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you hire a guide for this museum you will get so much more out of it. Our guide spent at least 2 hours with us going from floor to floor and answered all of our questions very thoroughly. We had visited many archelogical sites prior to this in both Trujillo and Chiclayo so we had an idea of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Interesting and you can take photos, but not as good Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum. Still worth a visit though.

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Le françois,martinique
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62 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A private museum. There is museum in peru where you can see piece " found by private people" in there garden"whether they are working like official state archaeologist or that they buy at people "working in their garden ". A way to preserve exportation as i think. The owner of this museum have done a lot to preserve in peru... More

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London, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

S8 entrance. Can take in cameras. Lots of information and much bigger than it seems at first (there are several floors). Some impressive displays of gold and ceramics and a few mummies. This was a good museum but the Museum of the Royal Tombs is much better and just down the road. Personally I wouldn't do both, I'd just go... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is a great small museum filled with the most incredible pottery...maybe the best in the world. The pottery is so wonderfully artistic that we were stunned!

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

While not as showy as the Royal Tombs, this little gem is worth a look if you are interested in the area. Burning was one of the earliest excavators (as opposed to looters) and the displays are largely his discoveries. It's a good story and the artifacts are always interesting.

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Czestochowa, Poland
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

For me, it should be #1 museum to visit in Lambayeque. It is not as dazzling as Tumbas Reales museum, but it presents the originals, not copies, and a LARGE collection; around 1300+ items of Moche, Chavín, Vicús, Inca cultures and others. Some pieces date of more than 10,000 years ago. The collection is well organized and described. If you... More

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Saint Johns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The Bruning museum is located near the center of Lambayeque, and approximately 5 blocks from the Museo Reales del Senor de Sipan. The Bruning Museum is quite different from the "Sipan" museum in that it has a modest display (but quite interesting) of gold and silver jewelry, excellent display of ceramics, ceramic moulds, weapons and agricultural implements from the various... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

An amazing collection but needs creature comfort updates....like ventilation

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