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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4635070
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
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+51 1 4635070
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"simon bolivar"
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"museo larco"
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"pueblo libre"
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"pre columbian"
in 16 reviews
"different cultures"
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"spanish conquest"
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"colonial house"
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"pieces of art"
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"on display"
in 10 reviews
"wonderful collection"
in 5 reviews
"inca and pre inca"
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"gold artifacts"
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"great overview"
in 3 reviews
"machu picchu"
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"local guide"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent exhibits here. You can learn a whole lot in a short time at this Museum. There is a beautiful courtyard inside with a fantastic garden if you want to sit and relax a few minutes surrounded by trees and flowers. I think it was...More

Thank Scott L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum covers the history of the pre hispanic cultures and a little bit of the colony and the république. it’s nice and I would recommend to come here first and then go to the Larco Museum, in that order.

Thank Alfonso F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum learning about the Peruvian history and culture. Our guide was really good explaining everything we seen in great detail. There were some fantastic artefacts, my favourite was a colourful weaving that has been fantastically preserved - see the attached photo (It...More

Thank SAB5859
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the early part of the museum with the Peruvian/Inka history. As we ventured into the Spaniard history, the vibe was different and I didn't enjoy it as much. Not to say it wasn't curated well, it was, just my personal interest in Spaniard...More

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A decent museum with a lot of interesting artefacts. About half of the exhibitions have decent signs in english or german or spanish. And some are very modern while others are very old fashioned in the way they are set up. Unfortunatley there was no...More

Thank majormotoko
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I prefered this over Museo Larco, simply because it was far more diverse in its displays (not only limited to ceramics). You learn about the entire history of Peru, beginning from the pre-Incan era until the post-Spanish colonialization.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One should definitely visit this museum to see the history of lima and a very enjoyable and amazing place also for tourists and childrens as well

Thank Anant K
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I taxied all the way there to find it was closed on a Tuesday. Maybe it had to do with NYear?? But sad as it was my #1 thing to do in Lima. Lucky the Larco was open & it was great

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

This is a very detailed museum showing several population that lived in Peru since 8000 AC until modern times. I suggest to take a guide in museum entrance to help to better understanding. Visit takes about 2 hours.

Thank Paulo I
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We went and saw more pre-Columbian artifacts today. Archaeology and Anthropology sections are well done. The post Spanish history section was a mixed bag and spotty at best.

Thank Rich M
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