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“ Do not miss!! Go!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History
Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
51 1 463 5070
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Ranked #22 of 227 things to do in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“ Do not miss!! Go!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Museum rich in pieces and artifacts that tell the story of primitive peoples and indigenous of Peru.
Stay tuned with the model of Machu Pichu that displays the entries as they were, the paths of departure and arrival and the layout of the city.
I recommend that tour to all explanations are offered and nothing is without explanation.
It is a bit far (in Pueblo Libre) in Miraflores or San Isidro, but any taxi or vehicle indicated by the Hotel arrive without major problems.
Worth all the effort to get there and I recommend.
 Do not miss!! Go!!!!

Visited March 2013
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“Intro to Peru's Past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A good intro to pre-Inka Peru with its collection of pottery and textiles and a separate area displaying gold and silver artifacts. Most signs are in Spanish. Just a few examples of colonial furniture & European paintings dating from time Bolivar lived here. Avoid eating at restaurant next door. Cheap but tasteless food.

Visited February 2013
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“Good Museum in great old building”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is Peru’s National Museum of Archaeology in central Lima. A short cab ride from Miraflores, the collection is housed in a great old colonial style building. What is on display is a limited collection of fine artifacts from mostly current era Pre-Columbian cultures of Peru, from Nasca to Salinar, but also a good assortment of Cupisnique, Kotosh, and Moche ceramics from earlier periods. Not all of the exhibits are well provenanced by date and culture, but some are and overall the museum is an introduction to the great archaeology of Peru. Worth seeing if you have the time.

Visited December 2012
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“Best archeological museum in Lima”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Complete, clean, preserve...great example of a very good museum; it is not that big but is very complete, and I know they are improving it all the time.

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“Very interesting insight in the history of Peru”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

If you are interested in the history of Peru and do not have the time to visit the mountain area of Peru where most of the Inca and per-Inca ruins lay, this museum will offer a good and quick historical background. Most of the information is in Spanish only, and adding English texts will help tremendously.

Visited November 2012
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