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The Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

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Address: Calle Retiro 160 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
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+51 1 4412909
10:00 am - 5:00 am
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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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Beautiful exhibits in a private museum

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... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2014
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed June 4, 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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Reviewed May 30, 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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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.

1 Thank tsmada
Hollywood, Florida
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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 

3 Thank Neil M
rio de janeiro
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This museum is located in a quiet and charming residential corner of Lima and has a fantastic collection of textiles from pre-Hispanic times. the staff is super helpful and have knowledge of the museum's collection in more detail. The necessary to visit the two exhibition halls, the first one is of ceramics and the second hall has a superb collection... More 

3 Thank stonob
ny ny
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you have ANY interest in antique textiles, this is the museum for you. It is a collection that Mr. Amano amassed when no one knew what these textiles were and had no interest in. The curator was lovely and showed us around and explained everything to us...it was amazing!

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This smaller museum has a special collection. It's by reservation only, and limited to a Spanish tour. The tour was very informative and made this a truly interesting visit. Their tapestry collection is beautiful. However, it isnot close to other attractions, so it can be hard to fit in if you have limited time.

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This private collection of cotton weaving dates back a thousand years. It is incredible to think weavings can last that long and be that beautiful. There is a small pottery and history section at the beginning of the tour. Visits are free on weekday afternoons with a prior reservation.The tours are in Spanish.

1 Thank Sara A
Rochester, NY
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a museum that not too many people get to visit when they are in Lima. Even Peruvians do not know it exists. This museum with the Larco Herrera and the Cassinelli museum in Trujillo are probably my three favorite museums in Peru. Mr. Amano was a Japanese immigrant that loved Peruvian History. So he amassed a large collection... More 

3 Thank Culebra C
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I loved this museum, the textiles in particular were breathtaking. We had a guide who talked us through the museum, which was very helpful. There was no charge to go round the museum, although you have to ring up in advance to book a tour between 3 and 5 pm. I would say it is definitely worth visiting this museum.

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