Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, Lima

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Peru's largest and oldest museum, Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru houses a collection of over 100,000 artifacts, including ceramics, jewelry, weapons, stone figures, and ritual funeral items from various pre-Hispanic cultures. Founded in 1826, the museum allows visitors to take a stroll through thousands of years of Peruvian history. Browse exhibits that include 15,000 human skeletons, numerous golden ornaments unearthed at elite burial sites, and tools used by the pre-Inca cultures of Moche, Chimu, and Nasca. One of the museum's main attractions is a gallery containing impressive scale models of significant Incan structures, including the legendary citadel Machu Picchu. Enhance your visit with an English guided tour of the museum's highlights. Arrange your visit to Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lima using our Lima attractions website.
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  • To be honest this is probably one, If not, the best museum of Peru. I was amazed from I got into this museum to the last moment in it. It shows in summary peruvian history, I went with some friends.....  more »
  • This place is closed for the next couple of years. There is a small, maybe 8-room, museum attached which is currently open but not really worth the trip.  more »
  • The myseum is closed for one year because of the preparations for bicentenario del Peru. In the meantime the Bolivar house can be seen and accessed through a lateral street where there is a small...  more »
  • CLOSED for 4 to 5 MONTHS for repairs due to termite damage! We used the museum website to plan our trip and when we arrived we found out they are closed. The museum website should be updated with big bold red lettering on every page saying they are closed, especially on the page with the open hours. Right now the website only says they are closed in the news section and on one photo on the home page in normal white font, and that photo changes every few seconds to other photos not saying they are closed.
  • The best museum I've visited in Lima. Full of history. Well organized. Affordable. Take the guided tour if you can
  • Great Museum! This is a must to visit if you are in Lima. Very interesting place and inexpensive. Love it!
  • Small museum that does a great job explaining the discovery of the teen mummy Juanita. It also describes this preincan and Incan custom that have costed the life of many teenagers in a sensitive way
  • They don’t have enough collection to praise. But it’s ok

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