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Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru

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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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Plaza Bolivar S/N Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in this museum as a child and that was more than 20 years ago and I can say I am impressed on how well maintained and clean it is. They have a huge collection of items from different towns and cultures in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank treasuresoftheheart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology, and History is located in Pueblo Libre, a suburb 5 kilometers west of downtown Lima. It is worth the trip. I have visited here several times in the past 20 years, but it had been 4 or 5 years...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wilson-House_Balt
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Very cleverly organised with a variety of settings and ways of interacting. Good to see lots of school kids there too. I loved the combination of interiors and exteriors on a warm January day. Every room is worth a visit but, for a European, the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SPBray
Reviewed 28 January 2019

Very well maintained and organized. It offers a good view of Peru history. It is important to visit this museum to better understand Peru regions.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 23 December 2018

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 18 December 2018

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
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Jared M
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