Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan

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Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan

Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,643 contributions
More than 1000 year old Chimu civilization
Mar 2020
This museum offers a good overview of Chimu society (870 to 1470 AD). Especially the maquette of Chan Chan, an adobe town which once used to have 10,000 dwellings is worth while. Urban development eventually conquered by the Incas in 1471.

Admission fee 10 Soles (no discount for seniors).
Easily reached by local bus from Trujillo or Huanchaco (stops in front of the museum).
Written March 11, 2020
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Barbara C
Portland, OR66 contributions
Small museum
Jan 2020 • Friends
We visited after seeing ruins of Chan Chan I had hoped for more interesting artifacts from the tombs but later found that those are mostly at another museum, still this is included in the ticket to Chan Chan and is nearby so worth a visit.
Written January 31, 2020
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gka
8 contributions
Good introduction to history of nearby ruins
Oct 2019
Affordable, 10 soles per entry when I went with Peruvians. Museum is on the small side, does not take long to go through. It's worth it to pay for a guide to explain more of the artifacts/history for both the museum and actual ruins nearby.
Written January 23, 2020
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Luisa V
Bogota, Colombia19 contributions
Short and nice
Jan 2020
It will take you about 30 minutes to visit the entire museum, and is an excellent closure for a visit to Chan Chan, on the way back to the city. They have a beautiful Peruvian naked dog, that looks like a sculpture.
Written January 4, 2020
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Jamina On Tour
Hulste, Belgium381 contributions
Clean and with English explanation
Aug 2019 • Solo
After visiting the Chan Chan Ruins, I walked to the museum. You can enter with the same ticket. There's explanation in Spanish and Enligh. In the room with the scale model, they display a movie that interacts with the mini ruins! Really cool
Written August 2, 2019
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,317 contributions
Good visuals to illustrate the civilization of the Chimu
Jun 2019 • Couples
After having visited the Palace temples of Chan Chan this museum is a good accompanying visit to fill out the narrative of the Chimu civilization that prospered pre Inca conquest. To illustrate, the Inca captured the king and 26,000 craftspeople and took them to Cuzco to work for them and keep the rest of the city state in line. Their influence was immense in North coastal Peru. The aerial view of the compounds of Chan Chan confirm the immenseness of just this one site along the Moche River valley.
Written June 13, 2019
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Jerrynu26
Barre, VT35 contributions
Sprawling site with many visible artifacts.
Mar 2018 • Friends
Just driving into Chan Chan you passed partial walls still standing. The site of the main structure was impressive in size and layout. Tour guide was a little over the top in my opinion, but did point out the various areas well. Museum was smallish, but still interesting.
Written February 14, 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,162 contributions
Archeaology
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is a good place if you are interested in archeaology and the pre-Incan cultures of Peru. Artifacts, and then go see the site.
Written November 17, 2018
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E S
Brooklyn, United States17 contributions
Good but very small museum.
Jul 2018 • Family
This little museum has only replicas of artifacts found at the archaeological site, but they are good replicas and I'm glad to have seen them.

Our tour guide guided us through the museum as well as the site itself. That was a big plus. He pulled together all of the information very clearly so that we learned a lot without having to work at it.
Written July 21, 2018
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MagicDawn
United Kingdom1,016 contributions
Small museum with great displays
Apr 2018 • Solo
Yet another great museum in Trujillo.
For me they have the perfect balance of quality exhibits, accompanied by succint information in English.

The entry fee is part of the 10 soles ticket for 4 sites in Trujillo (Chan Chan, Arco Iris, Esmerelda).

Really great museum where you can photograph everything.

Allow 30 to 45 minutes... or an hour if this is your first museum in Trujillo.
Written April 18, 2018
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