Museo Oro del Peru
Museo Oro del Peru
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10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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This private collection, assembled by Miguel Mujica Gallo, contains a wide assortment of pre-Columbian gold handicraft, weapons, ceremonial objects, jewelry and gold from both the Incas and pre-Inca civilizations.
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Barbara W
Utah395 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This museum is rather isolated from other popular tourist sites, but it is definitely worth the ride.
My rave is for the superb collection found and displayed on the lower level. The items displayed there are among the finest examples from pre-conquest Andean cultures and include beautiful ceramics, elegant jewelry, a few intricate textiles, a few very interesting feathered headdresses (sometimes displayed on mummified heads), and lots of magnificent gold and silver objects. One unique object was a wooden litter with intricate carvings on the back.
Non-flash photography is allowed, and there is good English signage.
In contrast to the carefully chosen and displayed items on the lower level are rooms crammed full of hundreds of items in cases on the entry level. These include a vast array of weapons - knives, guns, etc., and a respectable assortment of armor, including, surprisingly, some Japanese samurai armor.
Written 6 June 2024
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Peter V
Phom phem34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
If you go in holyday business ect go to. Visit museum the oro. Private collection of a peruano diplomat i been informed increble that one person can collect this in a live time unbelievable really. You name it it's there and we dit not even visit the top floor. We wash really inpresed
Written 22 February 2023
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Solose01
Ontario, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I thought I was going to see only pre-Inca and Inca artifacts and gold but I was pleasantly surprised there were items from all over the world gifted to the Peruvian people. It is a must see if you love world history as well as Peruvian culture and history. Superb! Highly recommended!
Written 18 September 2023
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA7,731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
This is not like the other museums where you enter. This museum indicated that it was closed. Our hotel Fairfield inn actually had to make a call to the museum. We took a taxi there and waited outside locked gates. Then a man came to let us in through a small door. We waited until a lady came to take exact cash from us. 33 soles each. We entered the museum where he put all the lights on, we were the only ones there. It was amazing to see the gold collection behind the vault. The jewelry, masks and pins were breathtaking. We saw mummies and skulls. There were daggers, armour, uniforms and knives. It was a really great collection. There are bathrooms onsite as well as vendors.
Written 2 July 2022
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Walkrunflytravel
New York City, NY159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
This is the best museum I have been too. It’s no frills just cases of amazing artifacts. I went for the gold but really the weapons rooms upstairs were the highlights. It’s a bit out of the way which is why I think it’s not rated higher but cabs are very cheap in Lima and it’s in a really nice area. Good restaurant cafe up the street for Italian food right after. Lovely afternoon
Written 8 March 2020
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Written 1 February 2021
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PDXYogi
Portland48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They are criminals, aside from the ripoff 33 soles admission. I arrived in Lima that morning after the red-eye from Miami. That afternoon I got my first soles from an ATM. 100 note was the smallest I had. The museum cashier gave me my change. Later I tried to use two of those notes to pay a taxi driver, only to find that they were fake! My friend and host called the museum. Did they apologize, offer me a total refund on my admission, and even offer to pay my cab fare? Of course not! All they did was to deny and lie about every material fact of the sorry affair! I'm sending the "money" and a letter to the tourist police.
Not only that: even though it was 72F outside, inside it was about 90F. Lovely. They claim to have the sword of Gen Lafayette of the American Revolution?! 33 soles is a total ripoff. Museo Larco is 2 soles less, is a beautifully laid-out museum with ample English text, and with a fantastic garden in which to linger. And if you like weapons so much, there is a historic military compound and museum that charges 1/10 that.
Don't go to Museo de Oro!
Written 4 January 2010
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daniela z
Montreal, Canada3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
I was very disappointed, despite the wonderful collection. This was the only place in Lima where I could see for instance Paracas mummies, which are fascinating - however, if the pieces exhibited are unique and wonderful, I felt the management of the museum shows absolutely no respect for the visitor. There is almost no information explaining the objects, or, when there is, it is extremely poor and meaningless. For instance, a one-word presentation like ''Plate'' for a gold dish - was rather insulting to me - I can see it is a ''plate'', but when was it made? by whom? Another example: ''The original of this piece is to be found in the gold museum in Lima'' was written under another vase - when we ARE in the gold museum in Lima. They probably just took the explanation from some book, and used it, without even checking the content. I consider this as a lack of respect towards the visitor. You can take an ''audio'' if you want information about the collection, for which you would have to pay another 30% of the ticket. Actually, if they were fair with the tourists, they would include that in the original price of the ticket, and admit the cost is actually 43 soles - when the most expensive and interesting other museums in Lima are 30 soles - because without that ''audio'' you don't have any information anyway, and the visit is compromised. Another source of disappointment was the fact that I was told at the entrance I can take the camera with me, and then I was told I couldn't take any photos. Of course, they have a right to forbid taking photographs, but when this comes after you specifically asked if you can take the camera, and they said ''yes'' - it is disappointing. Also - when I left my bag at the entrance on the premises, I was not told I would have to take an ID with photo with me - or, at the entrance in the museum itself I was asked for it - so I had to walk back, ask for my bag, etc.. It is not really a problem - but this is not the way you want to say ''welcome'' to your visitor either. When eventually I wanted to complain, I could hardly find anybody that would speak English. When eventually somebody that would understand me was called, he informed me ''the owner doesn't want to hear any complaints'', and asked me from where I was and reminded me that ''Canada is a rich country'' when I told him the price of the ticket did not justify the service offered, despite the very interesting collection. I found the museum very expensive considering the way I was treated, and it is also far from all other touristic attractions. I would not recommend it to other tourists.
Written 19 November 2014
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Ben B
Northeastern Ontario, Canada59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
really this place would deserve a full five star review were it not for the fact they insist on not taking photos. this was my favorite museum in all of Lima for its Mummies and trepanated skulls with gold caps, and a truly glorious collection of antique weapons from various eras, and various nations. they really have preserved a lot of history in this place. look online and you wont find mention of the mummies or the skulls, as though they are totally hidden from the internet. not fair for my friends back home who love these things, nor any photos that do any justice to what's actually hidden in the vault downstairs. the other two points that take away from it are that the cost at 35 soles is higher than any other museum in Lima, and there is no restaurant at all. that said, cool place.
Written 9 March 2015
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jena45 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
I was very disappointed by the museum the oro of Lima. For the entry fee of 33 Soles (no reduction for students) you visit two collections. The main floor hosts a thousands arms and weapons of different centuries from all over the world. There are spectacular weapons and the exhibiton could be very interesting, but.. there is almost NO DESCRIPTION and NO EXPLANATION at all. That means that you stroll through several rooms packed with stuff that you actually don't understand at least if you are not an expert for world wide weapons of all centuries. If you are not, you will leave this museum as ignorant as you entered it.
The same unfortunately applies for the gold exhibition in the cellar (no lift?). There are many exhibits (but in an order that I personally didn't get) but they exhibit stuff without even putting a little paper describing what it is, which culture, which epocha. Is that a museum or just a storage room?
I was very disappointed and suggest to visit either Museum Larco Herrara which offers for the same entry fee (30S) a much much better introdrucion to Peru's different cultures, or the gold museum in Bogota.
Written 18 October 2013
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LadySanta
Boston, MA23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
This collection belonged to Miguel Mujica Gallo, a Peruvian diplomat who received gifts from the rich and powerful throughout his professional career. On first visiting the museum, I was amazed. Never before had I seen so much pre-Colombian Peruvian art.

And yet. I've also never seen such a hodgepodge of uncurated stuff bill itself as a museum. Most of the exhibits have no labels whatsoever. "What's that?" we asked our guide. "It's a spindle," he replied. "Who made it? What culture does it come from?" "It's hard to say," he said.

In every other museum I've ever been to, objects have labels. Objects are grouped according to when they were made, or who made them, or what they were for. Objects are lovingly cared for and preserved in climate-controlled settings. If an object has a bilingual label, the caption makes grammatical and semantic sense in both languages.

Nope. Not here.

More worryingly, I notice that Forbes published an article in 2002 called "Fakes in Peru's Gold Museum." It says that when specialists at the Catholic University of Peru examined the collection at the Museo Oro, they came to the following conclusion: of “4,349 metal pieces analyzed, 4,237 are false and more than 100 have aroused strong suspicions concerning their authenticity.”

Don't think of this as a museum, and you may not be disappointed. Instead, think of it as a well-heeled hoarder's living room that is now open -- in all its jumbled glory -- to the public. If you visit, enjoy it: you may be face-to-golden-face with one of the greatest hoaxes of our time.
Written 19 May 2016
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