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Museo del Ejercito del Perú Histórico Militar real Felipe
Plaza de la Independencia S/N Callao Phone: 429-0532

Military relics such as: a cannon brought by Pizarro, a cannon used in the war of Independence, the flag that flew during the last spanish stand in the fortress.

Museo Naval del Perú
Av. Jorge Chávez 123 La Punta-Callao Phone: 429-4793

Shows a view of the “ Marina de Guerra del Peru” history and contains a collection of paintings, model ships, uniforms,etc.

Museo de Sitio de Puruchuco
Carretera Central Km 4.5 Ate-Vitarte Phone: 494-2641

Ceramics and textiles from the lower Rimac or Lima valley and a selection of indigenous plants and animals.

  Museo de historia natural - San marcos

Museo de Historia Natural
Av. Arenales 1256 - Lince.
Phone: 471-0117
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 3 pm. Sat: 9 am - 1 pm. Sun: 9 am - 1 pm
Admission: $1.20

The National History Museum has a modest taxidermy collection that's useful for familiarizing yourself with the fauna of Peru.

Museo de Sitio de Huallamarca
Nicolás Rivera 201 - San Isidro.
Phone: 440-4847

Archaelogical pieces from the Pachacamac and Lima cultures and others latests styles discovered in the area.

Museo de Arte de Lima
Paseo Colón 125 - Lima.
Phone: 423-4732
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: $2.00

Lima's Art Museum is housed in a very handsome building. It exhibits far more than art and its collection ranges from colonial furniture to pre-columbian artifacts. Also host frequent temporary exhibitions of modern photography and other art forms.

Museo de arte   Museo de arte

Museo Rafael Larco Herrera
Av. Bolívar 1515 - Pueblo Libre.
Phone: 461-1312
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 6 pm. Sunday: 9 am - 1 pm
Admission: $6.00

This private museum has one of the largest collections found anywhere.It is said to include over 50,000 pots.They include a selection of gold and silver pieces, feathered textiles and an astonishing Paracas weaving that contains 398 threads to the linear inch-a world record.
Many tourists are lured here simply by the famous collection of pre-columbian erotic pots illustrating with remarkable explicitness the sexual practices of ancient peruvians.

Museo Josefina Ramos de Cox del Instituto Riva Agüero de la Universidad Católica
Jr. de la Unión 554 - Lima.
Phone: 427-4961

Masks and Gourd-carving ("Mate Burilado") from Rimac, Chao, Virú, Bajo Piura and Sechura. Ceramics from Ayacucho and Cuzco.

  Museo de arqueologia

Museo Nacional de Arqueológia, Antropológia e Historia del Perú
Plaza Bolívar s/n - Pueblo Libre
Phone: 463-5070
Tuesday - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm
Admission: $3.00

This museum traces the history of Peru from the earliest archaeological sites to the revolution. Although some exhibits have been moved to the new Museo de la Nacion, it is still one of the most interesting museum in the country, including scale models of the big archaeological sites as well as some of the original stelae and obelisks from Chavin.
The building was once the home of revolutionary heroes San Martin and Bolivar and the museum contains late-colonial and early-republican paintings, furnishings and independence artifacts.

Museo de Sitio de Pachacamac
Antigua Panamericana Sur Km 31 - Lurín.
Telf: 430-0168

Pottery, wood sculptures, textiles, instruments such as “ husos , piruros” and domestic utensils.

Museo de Oro del Perú y Armas del Mundo
Av. Alonso de Molina 1100 - Monterrico - Surco.
Phone: 345-1271
Monday - Sunday: 11.30 am - 7 pm
Admission: $10.00

This now-notorious private Museum was once at the top of Lima's must see list until 2001 when it was rocked by a scandal, that according to Peru's Lonely Planet, 2004 edition, that between 10% and an incredible 98% of the museum collection were fake. The museum was reopened with an assurance that all pieces now on display in its huge basement are bonafide, but the confusion is yet to be completely cleared up.
The Arms Museum housed in the top half of the building is reputed the largest in the World and even those with no interest in guns can't fail to be fascinated by the mammoth collection of ancient and bizarre firearms.

Museo de Etnología, Arqueológia y Antropología de la Universidad San Marcos
Av. Nicolas de Piérola 1646, Pque. Universitario - Lima.
Phone: 427-8155

Textiles, Pottery, lithics and funerary bundles from the Chavin, Paracas and Chancay cultures.

Museo de La Inquisición y del Congreso
Jr. Junín 548 (Plaza Bolívar) - Lima.
Phone: 428-7980
Daily: 9 am - 1 pm and 2:30 - 5 pm
Admission free.
Entry is by guided tours only, most of which are conducted in spanish.

Behind a facade of Greek-style classical columns. The museum contains the original tribunal room with its beautiful carved mahogany ceiling. This was the headquarters of the Inquisicion from 1570 until 1820.
Visitors can explore the basement where prisoners were tortured and there is a ghoulish waxwork exhibit of life-size unfortunates on the rack or having their feet roasted.

Museo del Convento de San Francisco
Jr. Ancash Cdra 7 (Plaza de San Francisco) - Lima.
Phone: 427-1381

Valuable collection of paintings by the Spanish artist, Francisco de Zuburan which depict the apostles and varios saints. The Catacombs under the church and part of the monastery are well worth seeing.

Museo Amano
Calle Retiro 160 - Miraflores.
Phone: 441-2909
Mon - Friday: Hours by appointment. Donations appreciated

This museum has a private ceramics collection following the development of pottery through Peru's various pre-columbian cultures. It specializes in the Chancay culture, of which it has a remarkable collection of textiles. The one-hour tours are free and are available for small groups only (no individuals or large groups).

The Museum of Religious Art and Treasures
Plaza Mayor de Lima. Located in Lima's Cathedral - Lima.
Phone: 427-5980
Daily: 10 am - 4.30 pm
Admission: $1.50

This museum contains seventeenth and eighteenth century paintings and some choir stalls with fine wooden carvings by Catalan artist Pedro Noguero. Its other attraction is a collection of human remains thought to be Pizarro's body which lie in the first chapel on the right.

Museo Antonio Raimondi
Av. La Fontana s/n - La Molina.
Phone: 471-2990

Archaeological, Zoological, Botanical, Paleopatological, Mineralogical and petrographical samples.

Museo de Arte Italiano
Paseo de la República 250 - Lima.
Phone: 423-9932
Visiting Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturdays: 11 am - 3 pm
Admission: $1.00

The Italian Art Museum is housed in a neoclassical building, in a beatiful park, that resemble a fairtale scene. The Museum has a collection of 314 original works of art by italian artists in its permanent collection. Don't miss the detailed mosaic murals on the outside walls.

Museo del Convento de los Descalzos
Alameda de los Descalzos 278 - Rímac.
Phone: 481-0441

Shows the life of the Franciscan friars during colonial and early republican periods. The cellar, infirmary, pharmacy and a typical cell have been restored.

Museo de Sitio de la Huaca Pucllana
General Borgoño Cdra 8 s/n - Miraflores.
Phone: 445-8695

Pottery, textiles and recovered funerals from the zone.

  Museo de la nación - Perú

Museo de la Nación
Av. Javier Prado Este 2465 - San Borja.
Phone: 476-9880

This museum has a marvelous collection of artifacts of the pre-Inca Civilizations, where its three floors are ordered chronologically. Its main exhibit is the facsimile of the burial site of the Lord of Sipan, whose discovery in 1987, constituted the archeological find of the 20th century in Peru.

Museo Comunitario de Villa El Salvador
Av. 200 Millas s/n, Parque Huáscar - Villa El Salvador.
Phone: 493-0737

Pottery, human remains and pictures of the excavations made at the place.

Museo Municipal de Chancay
Av López de Zúñiga 192 - Chancay - Huaral.
Phone: 77-1004

Archaeological pieces from the Chancay Culture and other regional cultures.

Museo Municipal de San Juan de Iris
Municipalidad Distrital de San Juan de Iris - San Juan de Iris - Huarochiri.
Phone: (034) 81-0214

Archaeological Objects from Markawasi-Iris.

Museo de la Cultura Peruana
Av. Alfonso Ugarte 650 - Lima.
Phone: 423-5892
Tuesday - Sat: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Admission: $1.00

This small museum specializes in items closely allied to popular art and handicrafts. Exhibits include ceramics, carved gourds ,traditional folk art and costumes from various periods and places. It also runs classes for Peruvian instruments and typical dances.

Museo Taurino de la Plaza de Acho
Hualgayoc 332 - Rimac.
Phone: 482-3360
Monday - Sat: 9 am - 6 pm
Admission: $1.80

The bullfight Museum is at the Plaza de Acho, Lima's bullring. Contains some original Goya engravings. There are also paintings and drawings of bullfighting scenes by various artists notably Picasso.

Museo Enrico Poli
Lord Cochrane 400 - Miraflores.
Telef: 422-2437
Tues - Fri: 4 - 6 pm. Appoitments only
Admission: $10.00 per person for a minimum of five

Contains some of the finest pre-Inca archaelogical treasures in Lima including ceramics,gold and silver. The highlight of this private collection is the treasure found at Sipan in northern Peru, in particular four golden trumpets, each over a 3 feet long and over a thousands years old.

 


 
 
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