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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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Hours Today: 08:45 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4635070
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed many of the exhibits at this museum, especially the spectacular collection of textiles. I think we spent about 2 hours here. The courtyard garden was also lovely.

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This a place to start when touring Lima . It gives you an overall history of Peru . Situated in the residence of Simon Bolivar when he was in Lima.

1  Thank PepePitMD
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This museum is really two museums in one. Divided into pre-Columbian and post periods, one gets a great sense of the rich history of both time frames. The pre-Columbian textiles are amazing and the complex history of Spanish conquest and settlement is well documented. Take...More

Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Don't miss this place if you want to have a quick view in the incan history. Amazing the collection of mumies...

1  Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I was fascinated to learn about the advanced practices and skilled engineering of Incan and pre-Incan cultures. Having a docent was key since most of this history was new to me. I'd recommend this as a "not to miss" for anyone interested in more than...More

1  Thank Pam W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Stayed near this museum on my trip to Peru....visited twice yes once was not enough....such a place of wonder...this is a not to miss museum.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

While visitors were mostly locals and school groups, this is an informative place to visit if you want a good summary of the history and cultures, of Peru.

Thank SF60insulation
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This museum is incredible. I could have stayed much longer but was with an excursion viewing the wonderful pre Inca exhibits, ceramics, the textiles and organic material were fascinating

Thank larisse79
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Jared M
14 July 2017|
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Response from davezeppelin | Reviewed this property |
Both, yes.