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"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."

~  Peru's Instituto Nacional de Cultura

  • Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Arqueologia e Historia 
    • Plaza Bolivar (no number), Pueblo Libre 
    • Tel: 463-5070 
    • Hours:  Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    •  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 cultures. Cusco Painting and colonial furniture. Pictures of the Institute of Contemporary Art. Library. Film. Workshop on conservation and restoration.
  • 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 art.
  • 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 figurines.
  • 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, and garments.
  • 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.
Lima Museums 

"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 textiles.
  • 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 Pizarro.
  • 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 Correos 
    • Jiron Conde de Superunda 170, Lima 1, Peru. 
    • Telefono (01) 428 7931. 
    • Collection of stamps and seals of Peru and the world.
Lima Museums 

"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

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