Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan, Huanchaco

3.6
#2 of 11 in Museums in La Libertad Region
Specialty Museum Museum
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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4.3
  • The Museum is well great condition. There's a lot of interesting thing to see. Great for friends, couples and family. Indico
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  • We went to visit the ruins of chan chan because a peruvian friend told us how impressive they were. The thing is you have to buy a ticket to visit all four parts of the ruins which are located in diff...  more »
  • This is a nearby Museum that is just a short distance from the major complex. The museum shows a nice example of the ancient culture and the artifacts are well display. The museum was not crowded when...  more »
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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.
  • Very good to carry plenty of water
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  • Very small... the explanation is too short
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  • One of the Chimu culture.
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  • National pride
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