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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 good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4635070
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Reviewed yesterday

Don't miss this place if you want to have a quick view in the incan history. Amazing the collection of mumies...

Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was fascinated to learn about the advanced practices and skilled engineering of Incan and pre-Incan cultures. Having a docent was key since most of this history was new to me. I'd recommend this as a "not to miss" for anyone interested in more than...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed near this museum on my trip to Peru....visited twice yes once was not enough....such a place of wonder...this is a not to miss museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visitors were mostly locals and school groups, this is an informative place to visit if you want a good summary of the history and cultures, of Peru.

Thank SF60insulation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is incredible. I could have stayed much longer but was with an excursion viewing the wonderful pre Inca exhibits, ceramics, the textiles and organic material were fascinating

Thank larisse79
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Miraflores and took a taxi to the area. The language barrier meant we ended up at a different museum but we ran over to gain admission here about 90 minutes before close. We LOVED this museum. Such a wonderful collection and so...More

Thank davezeppelin
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is where we went on our first day of touring Lima. It was a nice museum, inexpensive, and it gave us a good sense of some of Peru's history.

Thank PastorRich05
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The collection of this museum can be divided in two: the pre-Colombian stuff (fascinating with some of the textiles being particularly notable) and the post Columbian (rather specialised for an international visitor and, to my mind, a bit dull). The pre-Columbian stuff makes the visit...More

Thank Richard57UK
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a very well done museum, though some parts are more "up to date" than others. There are other Plaza Bolivar's in Lima, so make sure you go to the one in Pueblo Libre, not the one near the Plaza de Armas.

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a great place to visit for a comprehensive view on the archaeology and history of Peru. Although a bit dusty and not as well presented as the nearby Museo Larco, it has broader coverage. We could have spent hours there, but had to...More

Thank Nyonya
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Jared M
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Both, yes.