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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Lima attractions like Museo Oro del Peru can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I found the objects displayed in this museum interesting probably because I had a guide who could identify what every object was used for and could explain Inca and pre-Incan histories that went with ...  more »
  • This private museum is the life work of a single person who was a weapon collector at first then became interested in the ancient history of Peru through an initial amazing gold piece that was present...  more »
  • The Museo Oro del Peru is a private collection that is not particularly well displayed. It's very out of the way and the descriptions are pretty minimalist; half of the museum is a weaponry museum to ...  more »
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  • Main exhibits in basement are impressive and well maintained. Lovely gift shop is pricey. 1st floor and outside shops are dated.
  • Great collection of pre incan goods but relatively expensive and with liitle interpretive information
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Vast collection of modern/contemporary weapoms and pre columbian gold artefacts. Unfortunately taking photos inside the building. The museum could do with some renovating and audio guides, but is otherwise goof