National Archaeological, Historical and Anthropological Museum

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National Archaeological, Historical and Anthropological Museum Lima Reviews

Mesven Mesven
8 reviews
Ancient Peruvian Artifacts May 31, 2011
The museum, located at Bolivar Square in Lima, contains numerous antiquities from Peru's many ancient civilizations. It features an impressive collection of ceramics, gold and silver items, and textiles from Chavin, Mochica, Chimu, Tiahuanaco, Pucara, Paracas, Nazca, and Inca cultures. Great way to spend an afternoon.
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homeres homeres
63 reviews
A Step back into history of the Peruanos and Incans Nov 14, 2010
This was the first tourist place we found on our first day in Lima. I am not a big museum goer, I have never been but I was very impressed with with how great intact the artifacts were in. I can read spanish no problem so following along the history was not so bad. They even had mummies and cool sex toys the Incans played with or used, sorry!! im just being honest ;) If you take the a tour, whether the local or english it will be about 45 minute tour.
yadilitta yadilitta
723 reviews
Knowing Peruvian Culture - Museo de Antropologia y Arqueologia Aug 19, 2008
This one must be one of the most complete museums of the country. Why? well, it shows every stage of the Peruvian History; since the first man arrived to the region until nowadays.

It's located in Pueblo Libre, an old and traditional district of Lima. The location is an old colonial house, just at the Main Square of the district. This museum is the one I used to visit as a student. Still today it is visited by many school groups, besides tourists.

The first thing you'll see is a chronological chart will give you the information about what was going on in the world, while the Peruvian Culture was developing.

The 1st part of the museum is about the arrival of the man to America and this region. You can find this kind of info everywhere, but then they start with the Peruvian most ancient civilizations.

Next, you'll see the Pre-Inca Civilizations' art pieces from all over the country. And most of them are real stuff!!! Everything is well organized and you'd find information in Spanish and in English, well almost all of it.

They have also an Inca Exhibition with interactive models.

There's also an area for the Conquest and Colony. The last room is about the Republic and nowadays time.

I highly recommend to visit this museum. It'd be better if you'd do it at the beginning of your visit to Peru, so you'd be able to understand better all the marvelous things you'd see in the rest of the country.
nice gardens
Chavin Civilization
Paracas textile
this is in all my history books!!
Daniel Daniel
12 reviews
Apr 01, 2007
A museum I highly recommend! There are some very cool exhibits here, Inca art and the pre-Inca artifacts. The entire history of Peru is explained here, more or less, from the earliest-known peoples of 0 BC to modern day Peru.

Lots of art displayed on practical items. The cups the Incas drank out of were carved in creative ways, and woven items were intricate. Something fun to see in Lima.
A decaying body from long ago.
The Incas' cups.
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