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“Not for hadicapped”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Museo Oro del Peru

Museo Oro del Peru
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Mujica Gallo's Private Gold Collection and Weapons of the World Museum
Ranked #37 of 322 things to do in Lima
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Owner description: This private collection, assembled by Miguel Mujica Gallo, contains a wide assortment of pre-Columbian gold handicraft, weapons, ceremonial objects, jewelry and gold from both the Incas and pre-Inca civilizations.
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not for hadicapped”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

It is actually a war museum with the gold part in the basement, no elevator, we were offered to have the wheel chair carried down and up the steep stairs, not recommended and we left disappointed without entering the gold museum but paid full amount

Visited January 2012
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“unbelievable and spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Go for the tour guide while visiting this Museum, It is pay what you can, but really worth to get the background info. I had a Spanish speaking guide- fantastic.
Fee well worth it, great souvenir shop attached

Visited July 2011
3 Thank Awa909
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“best ever--do not pass it up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

this is an excellent museo. the gold just keeps on coming, the arms collection is outstanding, the mummies are original, give yourselt at least two hours you will not be dissapointed

Visited February 2012
3 Thank FRED F
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“Good artifacts, boring displays, no information”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

The gold museum is an exercise in how museums used to be kept in the 1940s.

First you go through the armoury section (nothing to do with gold at this point). It is just cabinet after cabinet of the same weapons over and over again. There are at least 100 items per cabinet. The curators are from the school of display everything you have and let it all go dusty. There are some very interesting pieces, but unfortunately the are totally swamped by the all of the other artifacts.

The downstairs section is the gold and mummy area. Again, there are some fabulous items here (especially the tumis), but there is no information about what anything is. Again, there is just a swathe of pieces that should mostly be in storage with only the best pieces on display with more detailed information and a more contemporary contextual setting.

The curators of this museum should take a leaf out of the Museo Larco's book and it would be a far more interesting place to visit.

If you are going to spend 33 soles to go here, I recommend that you don't and go to the far more interesting and beautiful Museo Larco for 30 soles instead.

Visited January 2012
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“Museo de Oro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

one of the best inca and pre inca gold collections in the world

1 Thank limajgs
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