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Central Bank Museum

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Address: Esq. Lampa y Ucayali Lima, Lima, Peru
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+51 1 4276250
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USD 90.80*
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Private Half-Day Lima Art and Numismatic Tour
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Very Impressive and Informative Displays

I visited this museum as part of a tour. I was very impressed with all the displays. The displays were well-organized and they were very informative on the history of Peru... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Bill C
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407 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I visited this museum as part of a tour. I was very impressed with all the displays. The displays were well-organized and they were very informative on the history of Peru. Photography is allowed inside. Backpacks weren’t allowed inside and had to be checked-in at the front counter. I definitely recommend a visit. I think the full name of the... More 

Thank Bill C
Austin, Texas
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187 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is actually the Federal Reserve Bank Museum. It is free, but IDs are required. The main floor has a collection of coins. There is also a paintings collection. But the best part is the lower floor, which has preColombian pottery and gold. The gold statues were amazing. Walking into the vault is also an experience. Kids will love it.

Thank Susan M
Peyia, Cyprus
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628 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This was the former central Bank and now is a museum. We needed to show our passports and the entrance was free. On the ground floor you had many ancient coins from Peru. In the basement there where many items like pottery and in the main vault gold and wooden artifacts from different periods. On the upper floor was a... More 

Thank sigzag
North Branch, Minnesota
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

No backpacks allowed you must check if you have one, purses ok. Vault room downstairs and a couple other small ones.

Thank Sonbari
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great little museum right in the heart of Lima. Very good information on the cultures and histories of the Lima area.

Thank BlackJack2001
Lima Region, Peru
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

The norm around Lima museums is that quality/selectivity and admission fees are highly correlated. Think of the fabulous Enrico Poll collection in San Isidro or the Gold Museum in Monterrico or Museo Larco in Pueblo Libre on the high end. Or on the low end, consider Museo de la Nacion or Museo Arqueologico y Antropologico. But here's one counter-example to... More 

2 Thank Gabriel N
New York City, New York
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736 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Strangely, this little gem is overlooked. Yet it houses the second best collection of pre-Columbian gold in Lima. The building is the former home of the Peruvian reserve bank (which is located a few blocks away in a heavily guarded modern building). The first floor has a small exhibition of Peruvian coins and medals, and a some regional crafts and... More 

1 Thank Ron S
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

So glad we stopped in this museum near Torre Tagle. The first floor decor is historic bank. Down below the vaults with some valuables of old Peru, most from the collection of Hugo Cohen. So glad he is sharing this with the world. On the third floor is a great display of Peruvian art, and a timeline for the artists.

1 Thank Claire C
Devon, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Visited this museum as part of my tour of Lima via Limavision. This museum is worth a look for its collections of archeology, gold, and folk art. Also contains Peruvian coins of the past if that is an interest.

1 Thank matrix1000
Huntington Beach, California
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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2007

We stumbled onto a private museum that is not on any map or reference to Lima. Central Reserve Bank of Peru runs the museum and it is free entrance and free guided tours. The Numismatic Museum of Peru is located at Lampa & Ucyala. Three floors of displays including ancient Andean gold workings, folk artisits, Peruvian painters, and examples of... More 

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