National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, Lima

(4.5/5 based on 650+ 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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  • Lots of great artifacts arranged in an easy to understand way. Beautiful setting with a courtyard full of flowers. 
  • Well designed. Covers a broad range of cultures in Peru (although curiously misses Caral ). A very good combination of artifacts and explanatory material 
  • Impressive to know the development country, very nice and interesting archaeological, should visit it without fail. It is not easy to get to transport public, so I take a taxi to arrive.
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