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“A must see when in Chiclayo”

Museo Tumbas Reales del Senor de Sipan
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Lord of Sipán Royal Tombs Museum Tour
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San Jose, California
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24 reviews
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“A must see when in Chiclayo”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a wonderful museum that is definitely worth a visit.

When going expect to pay around 25$ if you want an English speaking guide.

Also no cell phones or cameras are allowed inside, but there is a very secure room to drop them off and retrieve later.

The exhibits and artifacts are truly amazing.

I'm hoping in the future, they add self-guided tours, but its great as is.

Plan on about 90 minutes for the tour.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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137 reviews
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“Wonderful Museum”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

This national museum is truely a treasure! The Lord of Sipan has been called "The King Tut of Peru". The museum is filled with fantastic artifacts from the tomb. The museum itself is very well done...world class!

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Excellent Museum/King Tut of Peru”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

This national museum is fantastic! The Lord of Sipan has been called the "King Tut of Peru" and it's really true. So much incredible gold, stunning pottery, amazing artifacts! This is a world-class museum and is worth the trip to Chiclayo to see. If you're going to Peru, you don't want to miss it!

Visited March 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Fabulous Museum.... Why no English text?”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is a wonderful museum... beautiful building inside and out and fabulous exhibits... you are led through the museum as part of the voyage of discovery - mirroring the way in which the great artifacts were found.... The material here rivals any in the world and the whole presentation is a great credit to those who designed it... It is truly world class...

However..... only 5% of the text is in English and a short film is only in Spanish.... A guide is OK but the level of technical detail in some of the exhibits is probably rather difficult to translate on the go (and is really interesting) and is certainly too much for my moderate Spanish. It wouldn't take much effort to translate and to put subtitles on the film.....

(Suspect it's to keep local guides in a job!!).... By the way, no English speaking guides were available when we were there....

However, really worth the visit even if it does mean staying the night in soulless Chiclayo!!

Visited April 2013
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Deutschland
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“One of the best museums in the world!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The museum is very interesting, clean and beautiful. Even its architecture is impressive. Inside the exhibits of lord Sipán are kept which are well prepared for the visitor's review. It is really fantastic. The exhibits are very impressive. The guidance of the museum is made very well and is really interesting. Also nice jokes were made by the guide I had and he tried to explain the backgrounds of the exhibits and culture in many languages (well done). One learns a lot about the historical culture. This museum is one of the best museums I have ever visited!! A must!

Visited May 2012
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