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Museo de la Nacion

Av. Javier Prado Este 2465 | San Borja, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4769878
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Most of Museo closed - all that's open is photo narration/rememberence of 20 years of violence 1980-2000

The main Museo is closed for renovation, I presume. But the photo and video exhibition "Yuyanapaq... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
KarYntravels
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Not good.

When I first visited a few years ago this grandiosely named Museum housed in a huge building was a... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
John L
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London, United Kingdom
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Av. Javier Prado Este 2465 | San Borja, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The main Museo is closed for renovation, I presume. But the photo and video exhibition "Yuyanapaq" To remember is excellent and I can't recommend visiting it enough. Yes it visually and viscerally challenging, but the choice of Perú to remember the violence is valuable for...More

1  Thank KarYntravels
Reviewed 15 February 2017

When I first visited a few years ago this grandiosely named Museum housed in a huge building was a treasure trove of all aspects of the immensely rich and varied Peruvian cultural heritage. Re-visiting just two months ago in late December 2016 there was absolutely...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We went there with my girlfriend. 1) it is far away from old centre and miraflores 2) there are just 2 flors of ceramics exibition (arround 15 vitrins), where there is no description in english + no years 3) in other 2 flors you can...More

2  Thank JanPoMaly
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We took a taxi to this museum from central lima (about 15 minutes, 8 soles) and spent about 45 minutes looking at the exhibits that are spread out across 3-4 floors. The first floor showcased a lot of ceramic statues, plates, ceremonial vases, etc. and...More

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 10 September 2016

When we went to the museum on September 6, the English language version of the Shining Path film wasn't working. We were told it usually is available. The film would, I think, have made a huge difference in conveying the origins of the Shining Path...More

Thank wmcl
Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you want to know about what happened in Peru with the Shining Path-army conflict during 1980-2000, you must come here. There is a short video and photo exposition which tells you about the events based on the fact-finding work of the Comision de la...More

Thank CecilHorus
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Although the main collection is currently closed, the exhibition about the internal conflict in Peru (1980-2000) is amazing, very informative and well researched, including great fotographies. It sheds light on the crimes perpetrated by both terrorists (mostly Sendero Luminoso) and the government. Peruanos y extranjeros...More

Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I had a good time with my daughter. We learned a lot; however, know that if you ask the staff most of them don't know about the exhibits. They couldn't explain and tried to make stuff up. Other than that, it was good.

Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Don't make the mistake I did. I spent close to 15 soles by taxi from Miraflores to this musem only to find it covered in scaffolding and plenty of construction. I asked a police officer and two bystanders if it was closed and I got...More

5  Thank STho
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This was probably my most favorite out of the museums that I visited in Lima. If disturbing pictures don't bother you and the history of a nation interests you, then this is the museum for you. The exhibits within this museum are mainly all about...More

Thank Solstice63
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