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Amano Museum (Museo Amano)

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Address: Calle Retiro 160 | Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: (51-1) 442-2909
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Description: This museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, which...
This museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, which contains selected pieces of ceramics and textiles, arranged chronologically to illustrate the development of weaving throughout Peru's pre-Columbian cultures, featuring special items from the Chancay culture.
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Beautifully Refurbished! Now One of the Best!

This museum has recently reopened with a completely redone exhibit space. The updates and changes were extensive, resulting in one of the most beautiful exhibit spaces I've seen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum has recently reopened with a completely redone exhibit space. The updates and changes were extensive, resulting in one of the most beautiful exhibit spaces I've seen and is worth visiting. Signage is in both Spanish and English. It has a most amazing, amazing collection of archaeological textiles - over 600 available for viewing within the exhibit floors via... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our group of 6 with both South American and Canadian heritage visited with friends. At first glance we were unsure if we wanted to pay the admission fee and commit the time but we were pleased that we did. You enter a very plain entry and see mainly contemporary works in the front. When you enter the main museum you... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a small museum with a spectacular collection, possibly one of the greatest Precolumbian textile collections in the world. A must for anyone interested in textiles and Precolumbian art.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Museo Amano is a gem, one of a kind certainly in the Americas and I dare say in the world. It was recently re-inugurated after undergoing substantial reforms, making it a modern museum with an invaluable collection of the best of the Andean pre colombian textiles, dating back to almost fifteen thousand years ago. It is quite amazing to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There's a lot of outdated information about Amano online and in guide books. Right now, even its own web site says it is closed for renovation. But it reopened a week or so ago, and is now a) open to visitors without a reservation, and b) accessible to English speakers, with lots of wall texts in English. Anyone interested in... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you are interested in knowing about the Inka culture, the Amano museo is a very good place to be and learn about their culture. You need to book a tour in advance as their tour is by reservation only. Small groups during the afternoon, and is only offered in Spanish and Japanese. The guide offer you all the information... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The ceramic pottery was beautiful but I went to see the textiles. I was amazed with the number of exhibits they had of each example. The museum is free but they ask for a donation. You must call ahead for a reservation. They will let you know what time to be at the museum for the guided tour in Spanish.... More 

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Guns, rifles, all sorts of swords, and numerous other items are displayed at this place. Then there are the gold artifacts from the pre Inca, Inca and spanish times which are priceless. We used a guide to help us navigate the place.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What a jewel! The privately owned Amano museum may be visited only by appointment and tours are only in Spanish or Japanese. But its collection of pre-Columbian textiles is worth the visit; they have dozens of tunics, scarves, wraps, cloaks, et al., from all the major civilizations up to and including the Incas.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I love private museums and discovered this one browsing through TripAdvisor itineraries and reviews of visitors to Lima. Museo Amano turned out to be a few blocks from our hotel in Miraflores. We called for a reservation for the hour tour. The collection, by the Peruvian-Japanese collector Mr Amano, was outstanding in textiles and ceramics and a little jewelry and... More 

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Additional Information about Amano Museum (Museo Amano)

Address: Calle Retiro 160 | Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: (51-1) 442-2909
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
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