Central Bank Museum
Central Bank Museum
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AgingTraveler
Huntington Beach, CA77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stumbled onto a private museum that is not on any map or reference to Lima. Central Reserve Bank of Peru runs the museum and it is free entrance and free guided tours. The Numismatic Museum of Peru is located at Lampa & Ucyala. Three floors of displays including ancient Andean gold workings, folk artisits, Peruvian painters, and examples of money. It is in the restored Accounting Tribunal colonial-period building. Don't miss it.
Written March 8, 2007
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Gabriel N
Lima Region, Peru26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
The norm around Lima museums is that quality/selectivity and admission fees are highly correlated. Think of the fabulous Enrico Poll collection in San Isidro or the Gold Museum in Monterrico or Museo Larco in Pueblo Libre on the high end. Or on the low end, consider Museo de la Nacion or Museo Arqueologico y Antropologico. But here's one counter-example to the purported correlation: the Peruvian Central Bank museum in downtown Lima. Surely the selection is not vast and the pieces displayed need more care on the conservator's part. Surely the restrictive visit hours are not customary of most museums. Perhaps even some very desirable captions in English are missing. But for a free-admission museum, the Peruvian Central Bank totally stands out as a great value and may even satisfy the most demanding taste. Take, for example, the gold vault, with a carefully arranged display of how Peruvian goldsmiths have been working for millennia, with interesting details about collaboration between Colombia and Peru proven by the need of a bee species that contributed was to the moulding process. For another example, take the top-floor gallery of modern and contemporary paintings, mostly on realism and abstract works. And the intriguing Moche pottery collection in the basement. Located in the heart of downtown Lima, well worth an hour of any cultured tourist seeking an insight into Peruvian culture. And it's always empty for you and your group!
Written October 24, 2014
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Claire C
Eden Prairie, MN14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014
So glad we stopped in this museum near Torre Tagle. The first floor decor is historic bank. Down below the vaults with some valuables of old Peru, most from the collection of Hugo Cohen. So glad he is sharing this with the world. On the third floor is a great display of Peruvian art, and a timeline for the artists.
Written February 6, 2014
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matrix1000
Devon, UK902 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
Visited this museum as part of my tour of Lima via Limavision.
This museum is worth a look for its collections of archeology, gold, and folk art.
Also contains Peruvian coins of the past if that is an interest.
Written October 19, 2013
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wherelolawent
Folkestone, UK516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We didn't have much time for museums during a tour of Lima so we were really happy to see this collection. We had a guide, which was helpful as she knew a lot about the history of Peru. It was really cool seeing the old tapestries and lots of Inca treasures.
Written February 25, 2018
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Susan M
Austin, TX402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
This is actually the Federal Reserve Bank Museum. It is free, but IDs are required. The main floor has a collection of coins. There is also a paintings collection. But the best part is the lower floor, which has preColombian pottery and gold. The gold statues were amazing. Walking into the vault is also an experience. Kids will love it.
Written February 19, 2016
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sigzag
Peyia, Cyprus1,879 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
This was the former central Bank and now is a museum. We needed to show our passports and the entrance was free. On the ground floor you had many ancient coins from Peru. In the basement there where many items like pottery and in the main vault gold and wooden artifacts from different periods. On the upper floor was a large collection of leading Peruvian painters. Very enjoyable.
Written February 7, 2016
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Strangely, this little gem is overlooked. Yet it houses the second best collection of pre-Columbian gold in Lima. The building is the former home of the Peruvian reserve bank (which is located a few blocks away in a heavily guarded modern building). The first floor has a small exhibition of Peruvian coins and medals, and a some regional crafts and arts collection. In the basement there is a nicely organized collection of pottery and a beautiful array of pre-Columbian gold objects in the former bank's vault. There is no admission fee.
Written October 2, 2014
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Bill C
Vancouver, Canada4,611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
I visited this museum as part of a tour. I was very impressed with all the displays. The displays were well-organized and they were very informative on the history of Peru. Photography is allowed inside. Backpacks weren’t allowed inside and had to be checked-in at the front counter. I definitely recommend a visit.

I think the full name of the museum is “Central Reserve Bank of Peru Museum”. The building was originally the Central Reserve Bank of Peru.
Written July 17, 2016
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Sonbari
North Branch, MN84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
No backpacks allowed you must check if you have one, purses ok. Vault room downstairs and a couple other small ones.
Written October 9, 2015
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