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Bruning Archaeological Museum

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Address: Av. Huamachuco, 7, Lambayeque, Peru
Phone Number: +51(74) 28-2110
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A Must See Museum

An excellent museum with exhibits outlining and comparing the various cultures of northern Peru including Vicus, Moche, Lambayeque and Chimu. There are exhibits of pottery and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
George S
New Jersey

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

An excellent museum with exhibits outlining and comparing the various cultures of northern Peru including Vicus, Moche, Lambayeque and Chimu. There are exhibits of pottery and ceramics, textiles, mummies and other elements of the civilizations. Not to be missed are some exquisite gold pieces such as necklaces, vests, masks and jewelry items. Though the Bruning has lost is prominence since... More 

Thank George S
Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

After seeing the Lord of Sipan museum, I assumed that this would be a let down. I was pleasantly surprised though. They have 4 levels of artifacts with plenty of gold in the basement. Shows the diversity of artifacts from the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Found this museum quaint, fascinating, and extremely interesting. I love that you can take photos. I would say it's a don't miss!

Thank Qchevere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

if you are thinking to know more about the culture of peru, i sugget to visit this museum becuase here are the best collection of the lord of sipan, made in gold , silver, precius stone.

Thank ECO P
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Somewhat dwarfed by the museo nacional de los tombes reales de Sipan, a short walk or motocar trip from this museum, it displays similar, but somewhat less spectacular, finds. Advantage is that here you are allowed to take pictures. Still, some amazing copper-gold objects are on display, and the museum is well worth a visit.

1 Thank Katrien S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank Patti M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

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

Thank PinkladyWales
Le françois,martinique
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jean Claude C
London, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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 

Thank carly f
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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!

Thank Maupinman

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