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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

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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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Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4635070
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I got directions and a walking map from Museo Larco to the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru on Bolivar Square, a good 20 minute walk away. The route follows a blue line on the road that winds through...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this museum. They do have guides who speak English which is a benefit as most of the exhibits are only labeled in Spanish. This museum has a courtyard with plants filling the middle. Strolling from room to room you can see so much...More

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Good museum if you want to discover peruvian history since 1500 B.C. Their exhibition is structured thru a timeline, showing the habits and culture of ancient people.

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Our tour guide had suggested this museum and we decided to visit during some free time. It provided a very interesting history with artifacts, paintings and furniture. The staff was very friendly. If you have free time during a visit to Lima, this is a...More

Thank ArtistNow
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The museum is very large. It took us 3 hours to see its exposition. It shows the history of Peru from ancient times. There a lot of interesting and unique exponates.

Thank oleksandr3
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The most spectacular of all the material in display in this museum are the famous Paracas textiles. The museum has been extensively renovated and the textiles are a very prominent part of the museum.

Thank Graciela A
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This museum combines archaeology with anthropology. The result is a little schizophrenic and disjointed. The archaeology part is better seen at Museo Larco, but the history part is super. You get a real understanding of the progression of the people and culture all the way...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

This museum was a bit of a disappointment. It was within walking distance of the place we stayed in Pueblo Libre, but I would not return.

Thank mcvc99
Reviewed July 23, 2018

It is a relatively large museum in Peru standard, occupying two big court yards with several very large show room. The exhibition is well organized and categorized by region and timeline. Should visit this place to get a large picture in your mind before you...More

Thank Lingang
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We went here after visiting Museo Larco (also fabulous and def worth a visit). This museum has a concise and broad range of information. I liked how each room was divided into Pre-Inca and Inca cultures. Lots of pottery, tools, textiles, etc. Also provides good...More

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Jared M
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