National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, Lima

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Peru's largest and oldest museum, National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History 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 National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lima using our Lima attractions website .
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  • Good collection of items, organised well. Unfortunate if your Spanish is only conversational like mine is, because only 3/~15 exhibits have English translations. Lots of empty spaces as well, and got ...  more »
  • Plan to spend some time here and do hire a docent to help you get a better understanding of the history and to connect the dots. As we were told, if the history of Peru were a 2-hour movie, the Inca e...  more »
  • This museum offers a complete panorama of all the cultures that dominated Peru, starting by the Chimu culture and for the wonderful Gallery of Paracas culture, modern with virtual interactions is the highlight of the Museum. With several nearby restaurants with full meal prices from 10 soles.
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