National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, Lima

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Peru's largest and oldest museum, National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History houses a collection of over 100,000 artifacts, including ceramics, jewelry, weapons, stone figures, and ritual funeral items from various pre-Hispanic cultures. Founded in 1826, the museum allows visitors to take a stroll through thousands of years of Peruvian history. Browse exhibits that include 15,000 human skeletons, numerous golden ornaments unearthed at elite burial sites, and tools used by the pre-Inca cultures of Moche, Chimu, and Nasca. One of the museum's main attractions is a gallery containing impressive scale models of significant Incan structures, including the legendary citadel Machu Picchu. Enhance your visit with an English guided tour of the museum's highlights. Arrange your visit to National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lima using our Lima attractions website .
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  • Very good place to visit, good collection, economic and good general treatment of the staff that works there.
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  • The city of Lima has a wide variety of excellent museums. All with a large collection that show much of the history of the first Andean peoples. Visiting good museums is having the opportunity to return to history and have an unforgettable class.
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