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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4635070
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The extensive archaeological collection in this museum includes more than 100,000 items from pre-Hispanic cultures including ceramics, metals, funeral offerings and carved stone figures.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4635070
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I state that the following considerations concern only the (moreover very huge) Anthropology and Archeology sections; because I want to talk of these above all. The Andes archeology scholars attest that in their field of study, only after the nineteenth century began, the belief was...More

Thank Brun066
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to understand Peruvian history before the conquerors you can start here. A small entrance fee gives you the access to a great colonial building and different halls covering the Peruvian cultures and the more recent history. You can go from there to...More

Thank fran07Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ended here looking for Larco. I went in anyway. It was ok but should have gone to larco I am thinking. Good information and artifacts anyway.

Thank Jonas R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has two sections but you'd need a few hours to enjoy both of them. One deals with pre-Columbian history and includes jaw-dropping displays including how the Incas shaped the skulls of their elite so that they would look physically different from the lower...More

Thank Dilolwa
Reviewed 31 October 2017

If you're interested in pre-Columbian and Colonial art and history, then you need to visit this museum. The exquisite collections are professionally presented with timelines and very informative texts.

Thank TapestryCrochet
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The museum was huge and very interesting. We visited on Sunday afternoon and the crowds were thinning. Do try and visit independently as i noticed that the people on the group tours were only taken into a limited number of rooms leaving other areas free...More

Thank Alisa992014
Reviewed 14 October 2017

You will be hard pressed to find a better collection of Peruvian pottery and textiles. The pottery is delightful. Not formal, but whimsical and well crafted. The condition of some of the textiles is not to be believed. Color and craftsmanship preserved by the cool...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

A lot of the displays are Spanish only, although some do have English, the newest ones. The docents, if you speak Spanish, are willing to talk you through the displays they are in charge of. This really adds an extra layer. Don't miss the more...More

Thank Erika L
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The museum is located on Plaza Bolívar and houses the entire history of human occupation in what is now Peru. If your time allow you to visit only one museum in Lima, this is the museum to be visited.

1  Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This museum has a very important collection of pieces. I especially liked the Paracas exhibit. If you want to know more about Peruvian ancient history you must come here.

Thank Marianne B
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Jared M
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Both, yes.