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Lima Museums - Peru
"In Peru, although it is
true that the number of visitors to museums
cannot be considered massive yet-as may occur in other parts of
the world-the figures do indicate that there is a growing interest in Peru museums and that the growth trend will continue.
"Thirty years ago,
for example, the Museum of Anthropology and
Archeology of Pueblo Libre received a thousand visits a year; now it
receives 10.550 visitors monthly."
Instituto Nacional de Cultura
- Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Arqueologia e
- Plaza Bolivar (no number), Pueblo Libre
- Tel: 463-5070
- Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to
- What: Exhibition of prehispanic objects and
master works of the cultures of ancient Peru. Here you can see such
famous objects as the Estela de Raimondi, the Tello Obelisk, the famous
huaco-portraits, funerary bundles, pre-Inca textiles and metallurgy.
- Museo de Arte
- Paseo Colon 125, Lima 1, Peru.
- Tel (01) 423 4732.
- Website: http://museoarte.perucultural.org.pe.
- Interesting collection of ceramics, textiles, stone,
organic material and skeletal remains of Peruvian pre-Hispanic
Painting and colonial furniture. Pictures of the
Institute of Contemporary Art. Library. Film. Workshop on conservation
- Museo de la Nacion
- Av. Javier Prado Este 2465, San Borja
- Tel: 475-9875.
- Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.
- What: Archaeology and cultural anthropology in permanent
collections. It has a temporary exhibition hall devoted to contemporary
- Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrera
- Avenida Bolivar 1515, Pueblo Libre, Lima 21, Peru.
- Tel (01) 461 1312 / 461 1835.
- Website: http://www.museolarco.org
- Hours: Every day including Sundays and holidays
from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- A sizeable gold collection of all Peruvian cultures, not only in northern Peru, silver, ceramics, textiles,
stone, wood and other objects of pre-Columbian cultures. Erotic
- Museo Amano Calle Retiro 160, Miraflores
- Tel: 441-2909
- Hours: Monday through Friday by appointment.
- What: Displays important collection of archaeological
objects from the central coast. Unique pieces of art, Chancay textiles,
- Museo del Banco Central de Reserva
- Jr. Ucayali 125, Lima
- Tel: 427-6250
- Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
- What: Peruvian Art Gallery of the nineteenth and
twentieth century; complete collection of coins from the sixteenth
century, ceramics and metal pieces from the collection Vicús Seminar.
- Museo de oro del Perú y Armas del Mundo ( Lima Museums )
- Alonso de Molina 1100, Monterrico, Surco
- Tel: 435-0791
- Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12 to 19 hrs.
- What: Displays of textiles, gold, silver and precious
stones from pre-Hispanic cultures and weapons of various ages, some
three thousand years old.
"In our country, on-site museums are
particularly important: they show objects in the same context they were
created and used, thereby enhancing our understanding and
interpretation of history."
~ Peru's Instituto Nacional de Cultura
- Museo de la Cultura Peruana
- Av. Alfonso Ugarte 650, Lima, Peru
- Phone: 423-5892
- Attention: Monday to Saturday from 10 to 17 hrs.
- What: It displays a rich collection of folk art from
pre-Columbian times to the present: Pottery, imagery, silverware and
- Museo de Arqueologia Josefina Larco de Cox del Instituto
Riva Agüero de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Perú. (Lima Museums)
- Jr. de la Union 554, Lima, Peru
- Tel: 427-4961
- Museo Religioso de la Catedral de Lima
- Plaza Mayor de Lima, Lima 1, Peru.
- Telefonos (01) 427 5980 / 427 9647.
- Exhibition of liturgical objects. Also paintings and
sculptures of the sixteenth century religious art. A room with
paintings of the Italian school of the brothers Vassano. In addition,
the remains of the conquistador Francisco
- Museo de Arqueologia y Antropologia, y de Arte e Historia
de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
- Av. Nicolás de Pierola 1245, Lima, Peru
- Tel: 427-7699 - 427-8155 - 427-4870
- Museo Postal y Filatelico de la Direccion General de
- Jiron Conde de Superunda 170, Lima 1, Peru.
- Telefono (01) 428 7931.
- Collection of stamps and seals of Peru and the world.
"In all of Peru, there are 29 active site museums, the most popular
being the Pachacamac (south of Lima) and the Chan Chan (Trujillo)."
~ Peru's Instituto Nacional de Cultura
See Also: Hotels in Lima, Peru
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