Lima Museums

(Lima, Peru)




Entrance view of the Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco HerreraThe museums of Lima are certainly plentiful and amongst the best in Peru, although it is unlikely that you will have the time to explore more than just a few. Topics covered at Lima's seemingly endless selection of museums include everything from Peruvian stamps and electricity, to bullfighting, vintage cars, taxidermy, torture, the culture of Peru, and of course, the myriad of past Andean civilisations, such as the Chavins, the Moches and the Incas. Do bear in mind that whilst guided tours are often available, most are solely in Spanish.

One that stands out is the National Museum of Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Peru, which is known locally in Lima as the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Arqueologia e Historia, and home to some fascinating scale models of prominent archaeological sites.


Information about famous local ruins and Peru's rich heritage is to be found within the Museo de la Museo de la Nacion, where highlights include Nazca pottery and Chavin stone carvings. The Museo de Oro del Peru became especially well known in 2001, when a scandal claimed that many of its gold exhibits were in fact fakes.

Today, this museum remains popular in Lima and assures its visitors that all exhibits are 100% bone fide. Upstairs, the Arms Museum is reputed to be the world's biggest.

Asociacion Museo del Automóvil (Automobile Museum)


Address: Corner of La Molina and Totoritas, La Molina, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 368 0373

Colección Enrico Poli Bianchi / Museo Enrico Poli Bianchi (Private Museum / Collection of Enrico Poli Bianchi)


Address: Lord Cochrane 466, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 422 2437

Convento de los Descalzos


Address: Alameda de los Descalzos, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 444 3027

Courtyard picture of the Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrera

Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrera / Museo Larco (Larco Museum)


Address: Avenida Bolivar 1515, Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 461 1835

Instituto Riva Agüero


Address: Junior Camaná 459, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 626 6600

Museo Amano


Address: Calle Retiro 160, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 441 2909

Museo de Historia Natural UNMSM (Museum of Natural History)


Address: Avenida Arenales 1256, Jesús Maria, San Isidro, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 471 0117

Museo de la Electricidad


Address: Avenida Pedro d'Osma 105, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 477 6577

Museo de la Inquisición (Museum of the Inquisition)


Address: Jiron Junin 548, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 574 8000

Museo de la Nacion photo

Museo de la Nacion (Museum of the Nation)


Address: Avenida Javier Prado Este 2465, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 476 9875

Museo de los Descalzos (Museum of the Shoeless Ones)


Address:
Tel: +51 01 481 0441

Museo de Oro del Peru y Armas del Mundo


Address: Calle Alonso de Molina 1100, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 345 2917

Museo del Banco Central / Museo Banco Central de Reserva del Peru (Central Bank Museum)


Address: Banco Central de Reserva, Corner of Lampa and Ucayali, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 427 6250

Museo del Congreso y Antiguo Tribunal de la Inquisición


Address: Plaza Bolivar, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 311 7777

Museo e Iglesia de San Francisco (Museum of the Church of San Francisco)


Address: Plaza de San Francisco, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 427 1381

Museo Javier Prado


Address: Avenida Arenales 1256, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 471 0117

Photo of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia

Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Arqueologia e Historia (National Museum of Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Peru)


Address: Plaza Bolivar, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 463 5070

Museo Nacional de la Cultura Peruana (National Museum of Peruvian Culture)


Address: Avenida Alfonso Ugarte 650, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 423 5892

Museo Naval (Navy Museum)


Address: Avenida Jorge Chávez 121, Callao, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 429 4793

Image of the Pedro de Osma Museum

Pedro de Osma Museum


Address: Palacio de Osma, Avenida Pedro de Osma 423, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 467 0063

Museo Postal y Filatelico (Postal and Philatelic Museum)


Address: Pasaje Piura, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 428 0400

Museo Taurino (Museum of Bullfighting)


Address: Hualgayoc 332, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 481 1467






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