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Sican Museum

Av. San Martin s/n, Ferrenafe, Peru
+51 74 286469
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The Sican Museum is the result of three decades of scientific investigation in the Pomac Forest Historic Sanctuary (Ferreñafe, Lambayeque – Perú).The mission of the Museum is to investigate, conserve, explain, and disseminate the Sicán cultural patrimony of the Province of Ferreñafe. We work to rebuild and strengthen the ancestral native multicultural identity and foster greater community esteem and reassert cultural identity. We also create the foundations for cultural management with rural sustainable development programs within Province of Ferreñafe.The museum exhibits archaeological objects that come from scientific excavations, explains the diverse cultural characteristics of the Sicán that developed in the Lambayeque region.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Av. San Martin s/n, Ferrenafe, Peru
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

This museum has a lot of potential as the articles inside are really interesting, but there is not much commentary, and what there is, is in Spanish only.

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Extremely well preserved artifacts and really interesting. Do the whole tour so you also get to see where they have found the artifacts. We went with Mocha tours and had an extremely good guide called Carmen. However at the museum we were not allowed to...More

Thank Camilla H
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

We went there because the Lonely Planet talks about it highly so we thought it was worth a visit. Well, it was disappointing. They have two replicas of important and beautiful tombs yet there is no explanations or descriptions (not even in Spanish). I guess...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Muy interesante, vale la pena visitarlo Nosotros fuimos directamente desde Huaca Rajada – Sipan a Ferreñafe sin pasar por Chiclayo y nos tardamos aprox. 1 hora. De Chiclayo tarda aprox. 45 min. en llegar en automóvil, la señalización no es buena por lo que el...More

Thank Oscar A
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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We visited here after visiting Batan Grande which gave us some context for where the artefacts we were looking at were found. The museum is nice but is not as big as the Lord of Sipan museum. It is still worth a visit though especially...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

In this Japanese looking edifice , funded by the er...Japanese in the 1990's, there are many rooms with especially fine, probably the best Lambayeque culture artifacts. This culture which flourished around 1000 AD around Chiclayo is not so well represented in other museums, so don't...More

Thank charles p
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Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is a very nice compact modern museum dedicated to the Sican civilization. It has a marvelous display of finds from two noblemen tombs discovered at Batan Grande. Beautiful pieces jewelry, breast plates, masks and headdresses in gold and copper. Especially interesting was the depiction...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I visited this museum with a guide. We really enjoyed it. Very educational with some great artifacts. Well worth our time. If you have the time, I would combine this visit with the Sipán Royal Tombs Museum and the Túcume Archeological Complex.

2  Thank Carfull
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Reviewed March 27, 2015

This museum is well worth a stop if you're on your way to or from the Bosque de Pomac (Batan Grande) archeological site. The museum has a lot of amazing objects on display, many taken from the tomb of the Lord of Sican, but many...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have a house not far away in Zana so while looking for something to do found this Museum and thought the trip to Ferrenafe was well worth it. The museum was not busy becuase it is not on a tourist path, but the collection...More

Thank JeffreyK
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