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Museo de la Electricidad

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Totally worth a stop

Museo de la Electricidad is a small museum about...yes, you guessed it, electricity! I saw a... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
Los Angeles
A nice learning break in Baranco

Tucked away right off the central square of Baranco is el Museo de Electricidad, which describes... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
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18 Dec 2016
“Totally worth a stop”
7 Nov 2016
“A nice learning break in Baranco”
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Museo de la Electricidad is a small museum about...yes, you guessed it, electricity! I saw a couple of groups of young students go through and decided to check it out as well. It's free, it's cute and does a good job telling the history of...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Tucked away right off the central square of Baranco is el Museo de Electricidad, which describes the development of electricity in Lima. Although small, the museum does a nice job of explaining the role of electricity in the life of Limenos and how the electricity...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We walked by on a Saturday and the door was open. A guard invited us in to the free museum. What an interesting and free experience! The streetcar was parked across the street (we've seen it like that on 3 diff visits to Lima) but...More

Thank Gigis_mum
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

There are 4 rooms to walk through with interesting signs and models but it's all in Spanish so it's a bit hard for foreign tourists to understand anything. We walked through for about 10 minutes. It is free so that's a plus!!

Thank travel1284
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Inside everything is in Spanish and info is very basic. Good for Spanish speaking kids. If you know at least something about electricity you will be bored.

Thank Nastassja A
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We were told about this free museum when we stopped at the tourist information office right around the corner from this small but interesting museum. We almost missed it since it is pretty unassuming. All the signage is in Spanish but it is not hard...More

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I wasn't expecting much, but this museum is actually really interesting and great for kids. The history of electricity in Lima isn't remarkably interesting, and a lot of the interactive displays in that part seemed to be broken, but about halfway through almost everything becomes...More

Thank Lizara K
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Good for a look, free admission. All about electricity and appliances past and present. The tram ride is relaxing and cheap to do. All the signage in the museum is in Spanish but you get the point of most of it.

Thank LamesMcFuzzyBlog
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

I found it a bit boring to be honest, but I couldn't understand any signage. It would be ok for a family maybe, as there are a few interactive exhibits. Can't complain too much as it was free, but wouldn't go out of my way...More

Thank NZRobin
Reviewed 31 July 2014

A small, but perfectly formed museum. Filled with bits of obsolete equipment, that really fires the imagination. Costs nothing to get in, and only takes about 30 minutes. Our favourite bits were the wall map that showed where and how all the countries electricity is...More

Thank jdjukebox
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