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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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Good museum with important finds

A very good selection of finds from Moche and Lambayeque periods in a modernist 1966 building. It would be a shame just to see the Tumbes Reales Sipan museum. While you're in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
charles p
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good selection of finds from Moche and Lambayeque periods in a modernist 1966 building. It would be a shame just to see the Tumbes Reales Sipan museum. While you're in Lambayeque make sure to spend an hour here to see additional excavation discoveries of really high quality

Thank charles p
Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I see other reviewers comparing the Bruning with the Museo Tumbes Reales (both in Lambayeque). To be honest, in a head-to-head the latter wins, no problem. But there is another way to evaluate these two musuems. Bruning was a collector, and most of his displayed works come without an "archaeological context." In contrast, Museo Tumbes Reales displays amazing artifacts -... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The Bruning Museum is interesting, good information and many beautiful objects. But if you have to choose I would opt for the Musea Tumbes Reales, also in Lambayeque. That is big, very well done with loads of information. The only downside is that there you are not allowed to take photo's and in the Bruning you are allowed to do... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 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 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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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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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!

1 Thank Qchevere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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.

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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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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.

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