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  • Address: Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
  • Admission: $3-$4

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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History Tours

When compared to cities like Trujillo and Cuzco with their wealth of archaeology, modern day Lima can sometimes seem like a city without a past. For what it lacks in ruins, however, it more than makes up for with its fascinating museums and collection of ancient artifacts. At the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History, visitors can easily spend 2-3 hours exploring the trove of artifacts. In fact, not only do the 100,000 artifacts comprise the largest collection in Peru, but seeing as the museum was first opened back in 1826, it’s also the oldest state run museum anywhere in Peru. During your stroll through Peruvian history, look at ceramics, arrowheads, and jewelry that date back thousands of years, and read through exhibits of the Spanish occupation that led to modern Peru. Browse through one of the world’s most important displays of traditional textile art, or ogle at over 15,000 human skeletal remains. This one stop shop for Peruvian history can rival any museum in Peru, and along with the nearby Larco Museum, is the best way to explore the past when visiting Lima today. 

Practical Info

The National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History is located in Plaza Bolivar in the Pueblo Libre district. The museum is open on Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-4pm, and on Sundays and holidays from 9am-3:30pm. Admission is approximately $3-$4, and English tours are available. 

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Private Top Lima Musuems Tour, Lima, null
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Private Top Lima Musuems Tour

Spend some hours in Lima visiting two of the best museums of Perú , full of history, local tips, culture and archaeological pieces. The Larco Museum and ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs

From USD $75.00
Top Museums of Lima Private Tour, Lima, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Top Museums of Lima Private Tour

Get ready for a tour full of culture, interesting facts and archaeological pieces. Visit the Larco Museum and the National Museum of the Archaeology, ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Lima Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums, Lima, Private ... 
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Lima Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums

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Combine a city sightseeing tour with Lima’s two best museums on this Lima Combo Tour! You’ll see the city’s top attractions and learn about the history of Peru ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.99

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