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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met a Peruvian back home and she recommended Puerto Libre (the neighborhood) as a way to engage with real Peruvians in Lima. This place isn't that touristy, so no beggars or people selling things, etc. She told us to go to this museum. BEST...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Csaltpleez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this museum and highly recommended. I actually prefered it over Museo Larco because of the collection it has and the way it portrays Peruvian history. For 20 soles you get an hour of private tour with a passionate tour guide. I forgot her name...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 696ahmade
Reviewed 15 December 2018

A relaxed deep dive into the history of the region. I did a great deal of "who knew this" after being exposed to the old and rich history of these different groups. Kids would find it somewhat interesting too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pixelpanderer
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Incas are a key feature of Peruvian history BUT, once you visit the museum you'll find much more history than just the Incas - surprising to see all the previous historical communities revealed. Peru appears to do well in preserving and collecting artifacts and bits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray M
Reviewed 28 November 2018

This museum is set in a beautiful old building with numerous courtyards exhibiting native flowers and trees. The exhibits themselves are wonderfully done and range from Inca culture to Amazonian culture and more. We spent about two hours here and could have spent more if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Linz11251
Reviewed 20 October 2018

My husband and I got directions and a walking map from Museo Larco to the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru on Bolivar Square, a good 20 minute walk away. The route follows a blue line on the road that winds through...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I love this museum. They do have guides who speak English which is a benefit as most of the exhibits are only labeled in Spanish. This museum has a courtyard with plants filling the middle. Strolling from room to room you can see so much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Good museum if you want to discover peruvian history since 1500 B.C. Their exhibition is structured thru a timeline, showing the habits and culture of ancient people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leandro_sds
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Our tour guide had suggested this museum and we decided to visit during some free time. It provided a very interesting history with artifacts, paintings and furniture. The staff was very friendly. If you have free time during a visit to Lima, this is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ArtistNow
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The museum is very large. It took us 3 hours to see its exposition. It shows the history of Peru from ancient times. There a lot of interesting and unique exponates.

Date of experience: August 2018
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