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Review of Museo de la Nacion

Museo de la Nacion
Ranked #108 of 361 things to do in Lima
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lima's largest museum features scale models of temples, ruins and archaeological sites that tell the story of Peru's long history from prehistoric times and ancient civilizations to the advanced civilizations of Huari, Chimu and Paracas and the Inca Empire.
Reviewed January 8, 2013

This museum use to be really good and complete, now it is only the remains of a great museum, great example of a still poor country that do not allocate resources to preserve this cultural pilar.

Thank Larojasandra
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

This museum does have some interesting exhibits, BUT the work is only half-done! The building looks huge from the outside, but construction inside isn´t really finished, and half of the space is taken up by private offices. There is absolutely no guidance inside - no maps are on displays or available. The museum has exhibits on floors 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, but you have no way of knowing this without wandering. The architecture of the building means it is easy to miss things. All signage is in Spanish only, and even that is quite poor, often being along the lines of "Pottery from collection 12345".

The positives: the museum is free, and the Sendero Luminoso exhibit on the 6th floor is very interesting. However, even this is poorly presented, with paint splashes all over the floor from the construction, dirty walls, and large areas of bare concrete.

If you have been to the far superior Museo Larco or the Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, you will be wasting your time visiting here.

3  Thank sg421
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

I visited the national museum today and it was still free. Unfortunately everything is in Spanish, but the exhibition is very interesting. I had some difficulties navigating through the building, but I think I found all the current exhibitions. I was looking for the one about the shining path, but it seems to have gone.

Thank Florian M
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

This was walking distance from my hostel and was free. I liked the gold and sliver on display and the whole floor dedicated to the 'shining path."

2  Thank BRH294316
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Graphic visual and sound recordings of the sendero luminoso years. well worth seeing. The rest of the museum is a soviet-style labyrinth of concrete.

Thank clive b
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