Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan, Huanchaco
(3.5/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Find out more about the Chan Chan ruins and the great civilizations of Moche and Chimu at Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan. This small museum, set 1.6 km (1 mi) from the ruins, features stone artifacts, wooden idols, pottery, textiles, and metalwork. Learn about the ancient agricultural history from the displays of instruments, irrigation techniques, and crops grown in the valley of Moche. An interactive display featuring slides, lights, and sound effects provides a clearer understanding of the growth of the city. The museum is well marked, with information and guidebooks in English and Spanish. Take a look at our Huanchaco vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is very close to Chan Chan, is a small tour which must make in this Museum and is included in your ticket of Chan Chan (it costs 10 soles regular price, the price is lower for older adults) a taxi from Chan Chan Museum will charge you about 5 or 6 soles.
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  • The museum is small, but it gives good background to the Chimu Civilization and what you will see at the ruins, Esmeralda, and Arco Iris. 
  • 10 soles gives you access to the ruins and the museum. We had a guided tour for the day with an English guide. Not sure how much you'd get out of here if you went alone 
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  • I went here first to skip getting a guide at Chan Chan. I bought the guide here that explains the rooms at the site. The museum itself is short but fascinating and the 10 soles for entry includes entrance to Chan Chan, Huaca de Esmeralda and Huaca del Dragon also. If you plan on doing the visit yourself get dropped off at the museum first. I got dropped off in front on Chan Chan and had to walk 15 minutes to the museum.
  • Informative Museum in which you can inform surplus the ruins of chan chan, there have been some ceramics found there
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  • Archaeological place
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  • Cute
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  • I liked enough, I know that you can improve with the support of all, but I know that the work should be fairly valued. Completely closed to the public... and again and again.
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