No guides and most of the signage only in spanish. Some nice mineral specimens, but also a lot of duplicates. You can kill 15 or 20 minutes here, that is about it.
Peru is a country full of mines, this beautiful museum gives a broad and detailed view of what we have under our feet in this country. Amazing! There are some other artifacts too. The museum´s architecture is also worth visiting, a classic beautiful house the deserves more than one visit.
we had some spare time before our flight went back and as our daughter likes her "stones" we found the Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo in the city centre of Lima. Lovely, friendly and helpful staff of the museum showed us around. Very proud of their little museo. The show you all the minerals that are found in Peru,... More
The mineral collection and display is truly outstanding, with an excellent range of well presented displays, of mostly Peruvian minerals. Many of these displays are of substantial size, making them quite tangible. Also a small collection of minerals which show fluorescence in UV light are presented in a dark room. Strongly recommended to anyone with even a passing interest in... More
This is an amazing place to visit. If you have any interest in mineral samples, you will be amazed. If you like colonial architecture that gives you a sense of Lima's history, you will love the museum. The place is the work of one of Peru's famous mine owners, Guido del Castillo, and he has done a fantastic job. Be... More
We happened to visit this museum because another place was closed, but we were delighted as it turned out to be something so different. The bulk of the museum holds a marvellous collection of crystalline minerals - largely the result of one man's travels around Peru collecting them. There is every coloured gemstone imaginable twinkling at you from their original... More
I collect mineral specimens, so when I discovered that this museum was near my hotel in Lima, I made arrangements to visit. The museum is in an old mansion in the Miraflores district, but is not well known to the locals. The concierge at my hotel had not heard of it, and the tour company I used had to call... More
I had met the owner of the museum in the US and found him to be a very generous and gracious man so I did a google search on him and found that he owned a mining museum in Peru. I finally visited his museum and was very impressed, it wasn't like many of the hokey theme museums that I... More
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