National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, Lima
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. See National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History and all Lima has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lima vacation trip planner.
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  • The National Museum has an authenticity that charmed me. His visitors were Peruvians, schoolgirls, in search of information about their history, what sets it apart from the Larco Museum, where are mainly tourists. Authentic pieces and a lot of history. Well worth visiting.
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  • I visited the Museum at the beginning of October accompanied by my two younger sons. Very pleasant experience, very well conditioned and several technological surprises that delight the visitor experience. It also has a large garden, café and shop and souvenirs. Highly recommended to take the children to an encounter with our history. Rafael C.
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  • There was much to admire in this museum, but it is not as easy to follow or to interpret as the nearby Museo Larco. Some signage is also in English, but for the most part exhibits are in Spanish. The ...  more »