This museum displays the historic development of Peru through a collection of archaeological finds. More than 100,000 pieces ... More
National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History
This museum displays the historic development of Peru through a collection of archaeological finds. More than 100,000 pieces from pre-Hispanic Peruvian cultures are arranged chronologically and didactically, highlighting ceramics, metals, weavings, funeral offerings and figures carved in stone. Artifacts from pre-Inca Peru include stone tools carved some 8,000 years ago. The museum is housed in a former palatial mansion, the inhabitants of which included a Spanish Viceroy and the Argentine General and Liberator, Jose de San Martín.
This should be the FIRST site to visit by those new to Lima, Peru. Very inexpensive, but first rate in quality and organization of artifacts. I have visited most all museums in Lima, and none offer the quick, clear explanations of the various periods of Peruvian history. Spend just a few dollars to hire a personal tour guide in this museum. You will obtain a solid understanding of Peruvian history that will allow you to enjoy the other sites and activities in proper context and perspective. This is the high-quality Cliff's Notes version of Peruvian history. Make the most of your visit to Lima, Peru. This site pulled together all the fragmented knowledge I learned about Peru over years of self-study, and the entire tour took only 1-2 hours. HIGHLY RECOMMNEDED. How much did I enjoy my visit? Well, I am now living in Lima, Peru for more than 4 years. I bring all my best friends to this museum at the very start of their visit to Lima. Going to visit the museum again in two weeks with my daughter and other visitors.
A super museum. The largest and most complete collection of pre-columbian and especially pre-inca pottery. I think most of the textiles are inca. We hired a private guide who spoke good English, and it was not too expensive and well worth it. This museum permits non-flash photography, which is rare and wonderful. There was a museum annex housing some indiginous artisans weaving their own modern designs on traditional equipment. Some of those designs were very sophisticated and unique. Replicas of some of the ancient designs are also available. The shop was headed by a young woman of inca descent who speaks Quechua, English, Spanish, Italian and French - wow! Highly recommended.
i liked the variety of artifacts and the fact that it tied together the history of the various pre-columbian cultures well - the museum is set up like a timeline.
however, the museum is extremely hard to get to, and we weren't sure where our cabby was taking us! the ride will feel eternal.
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