Museo Oro del Peru, Lima

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See and learn about Peruvian artifacts and weaponry from around the world at Museo Oro del Peru. Originally found in the personal collection of Miguel Mujico Gallo (who gathered items during his world travels), the artifacts have since been donated to the state for display in this museum. Here you can see various artifacts, mostly made of gold, from Peru’s history. Alongside these exhibits are displays of military armaments from around the globe. Most of the artifacts have only Spanish explanations, though you can hire an English-speaking guide outside the attraction for more detailed information. Use our Lima driving holiday planning website to visit Museo Oro del Peru on your trip to Lima, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • October 2, 2017
    It is a place to visit: there are thousands of things. In this place with Guide (take a guide) to appreciate the ancient culture of Peru and its riches. It is an amazing place, but a guide for explanations and knowledge is required.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Although he is guy that this is a museum with many dates and it hosts a very good collection of precious metals product of the effort of Miguel Mujica Gallo, cataloging and order is far from traditional. Return after many years and what we saw was the same thing with minimal changes. Even so it is a good experience of a private collector
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  • October 1, 2017
    Very beautiful pieces of goldsmith of the Peruvian cultures, display and my careful iconography; price of reasonable access. The top is a very interesting Museum of weapons, military uniforms and armor also.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Excelent museum. The guided visit is really good. Beautiful exhibitions. I had a great time.
  • March 27, 2017
    Main exhibits in basement are impressive and well maintained. Lovely gift shop is pricey. 1st floor and outside shops are dated.
  • May 6, 2017
    Great collection of pre incan goods but relatively expensive and with liitle interpretive information
  • December 27, 2016
    Definitely NOT A MUSEUM, it's more of a collectors basement. The foundation directors who take care of the museum after 2001, don't care about the museum or history, only the profit the museum brings. Very UNKEPT, seems like they didn't maintain or even bother dusting off any of the displays since the last time the collection left the place, back in 2014 (last time the exhibition left this location for an international exhibition) Nothing compare to the Larco Museum, safe time and only come here if you have time to kill.
  • November 19, 2016
    Probably the best little museum in South America. Amazing collection of ornate swords and weapons from around the world, including intricately carved ivory sword covers and weapons from the naval battles that occurred as the Americas were under European control. Lots of gold and peruvian history, too!

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