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“Beautiful exhibits in a private museum”

The Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum
Ranked #43 of 334 things to do in Lima
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Owner description: This museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, which contains selected pieces of ceramics and textiles, arranged chronologically to illustrate the development of weaving throughout Peru's pre-Columbian cultures, featuring special items from the Chancay culture.
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Beautiful exhibits in a private museum”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The ceramic pottery was beautiful but I went to see the textiles. I was amazed with the number of exhibits they had of each example. The museum is free but they ask for a donation. You must call ahead for a reservation. They will let you know what time to be at the museum for the guided tour in Spanish. To look at the textiles you do not need to know Spanish.

Visited May 2014
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Dallas
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“Great museum to visit”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Guns, rifles, all sorts of swords, and numerous other items are displayed at this place. Then there are the gold artifacts from the pre Inca, Inca and spanish times which are priceless.
We used a guide to help us navigate the place.

Visited May 2014
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Canada
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“The best pre-Columbian textile museum in Peru”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

What a jewel! The privately owned Amano museum may be visited only by appointment and tours are only in Spanish or Japanese. But its collection of pre-Columbian textiles is worth the visit; they have dozens of tunics, scarves, wraps, cloaks, et al., from all the major civilizations up to and including the Incas.

Visited January 2014
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Hollywood, Florida
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“Best museum experience”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

I love private museums and discovered this one browsing through TripAdvisor itineraries and reviews of visitors to Lima. Museo Amano turned out to be a few blocks from our hotel in Miraflores. We called for a reservation for the hour tour.
The collection, by the Peruvian-Japanese collector Mr Amano, was outstanding in textiles and ceramics and a little jewelry and metals.
There are two large rooms upstairs and the space is tight but most pieces were large and of exceptional quality. The textiles are both on the wall and stored in narrow file drawers stacked at least 12 high below the countertops.
Be warned that the tours only are available at this time in Spanish or Japanese. I believe the museum was the Amano family home and it seems that the Foundation might still be in process of defining the exhibition space. Perhaps this 'gem' will get even more polished and appreciated as the years go on.
The collection might not be comprehensive like other museums but the quality of the collection is break taking. I do love ceramics and thought the examples collected and exhibited showed that
the eye of a true collector. I could have easily returned for a second look.

Visited January 2014
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rio de janeiro
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“You must visit this place!”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

This museum is located in a quiet and charming residential corner of Lima and has a fantastic collection of textiles from pre-Hispanic times.
the staff is super helpful and have knowledge of the museum's collection in more detail.
The necessary to visit the two exhibition halls, the first one is of ceramics and the second hall has a superb collection of textile pieces, which I dare say, the best of all Peru.

To visit this museum should schedule by phone or email, hits 15:00 to 16:00 on weekdays.

admission is free but donations are accepted. highly recommend visiting this collection.

Visited December 2013
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