Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, Lima

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Peru's largest and oldest museum, Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru houses a collection of over 100,000 artifacts, including ceramics, jewelry, weapons, stone figures, and ritual funeral items from various pre-Hispanic cultures. Founded in 1826, the museum allows visitors to take a stroll through thousands of years of Peruvian history. Browse exhibits that include 15,000 human skeletons, numerous golden ornaments unearthed at elite burial sites, and tools used by the pre-Inca cultures of Moche, Chimu, and Nasca. One of the museum's main attractions is a gallery containing impressive scale models of significant Incan structures, including the legendary citadel Machu Picchu. Enhance your visit with an English guided tour of the museum's highlights. Arrange your visit to Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lima using our Lima attractions website .
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  • This is a great museum for studying peruvian history. It's not too big, so if you have an hour and a half to two hours, you can go around with plenty of time. If you enter and go from the room in front of the left to the back, from the right back to the front, you can see the old culture in chronological order from the old culture to the new culture. The textile-related exhibit was very good. Even if you don't understand Spanish, you can see it with your eyes. The notes i saw in the room of Theyo (famous Peruvian indigenous archaeologist) and a replica of "Taeyo's Obelisk" were also worth seeing. However, when I went there, i was sorry that the Moche culture room, which was my main target, was under construction and I thought there were fewer related exhibits than usual.
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  • Good attention and excellent information on everything exposed, with animals ("rare" for most). It offers a variety of prehistoric and current animals well presented.
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  • CLOSED for 4 to 5 MONTHS for repairs due to termite damage! We used the museum website to plan our trip and when we arrived we found out they are closed. The museum website should be updated with big bold red lettering on every page saying they are closed, especially on the page with the open hours. Right now the website only says they are closed in the news section and on one photo on the home page in normal white font, and that photo changes every few seconds to other photos not saying they are closed.
  • The best museum I've visited in Lima. Full of history. Well organized. Affordable. Take the guided tour if you can
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