Museums Lima

Lima is one of the most interesting and challenging cities in South America with a huge archaeological, historical, and cultural past. Long before the Common Era until the Spaniards' many highly advanced cultures settled the area of today's Lima. Even nowadays they amaze us with their complex skills in construction, agriculture and arts. The Spanish colonists added to this legendary cultural legacy. This completely different culture with European and Moorish influences is mixed with the indigenous cultural and religious inheritance. In the last couple of hundred years, immigrants from Africa and Asia added their part.

The fusion of so many cultures and traditions makes Lima to what it is today. We can find a reflection of this complexity in an incredible number of museums spread around the city. They display the richness and diverse facets of Lima's and Peru's culture. There is something for everyone: archaeological, cultural and historical museums, art and popular art museums, museums dedicated to famous Peruvian personalities, technology and military museums, natural history and earth science museums and many others.

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The Amano Museum

Museums in Lima
Founded by Yoshitaro Amano the Museum Amano most probably displays the best collection of textiles and ceramics of the Chancay culture. Additionally a large number of mainly ceramics belonging to the Kotosh, Moche, Chimu, Cunispique and Nazca culture are exhibited.
The museum was housed in the Central Post Office in Lima and showed a lot of diverse material somehow related to the Peruvian postal history. Unfortunately the Postal and Philatec Museum was closed in 2010 and until now it's unkown if it will be reopend again in another location.

The Electricity Museum

Museums in Lima
The nice and small museum is dedicated entirely to the history and development of electricity in Peru. The main subjects are: Pioneers, power generation, energy sources, the impact of electricity on daily life, energy saving and finally the history of electrical trains in Lima. You will find a historical archive about electricity companies and a...
Located in the traditional Casa O'Higgins in the historical center of Lima the Archaeological Museum Josefina Ramos Cox preserves the pre-Hispanic history. The main collection includes objects recovered from the Archaeological Complex of Maranga including amazing ceramics, mate vessels, textiles and many other interesting archaeological findings.

The Oil Museum

Museums in Lima
The Museo de Petroleo (Oil Museum) is located in the Parque de las Leyendas. The small museum offers an educational exhibition about the process of exploration, exploitation and the transforming of oil and its derivatives.
The Institute of Neurological Science (INCN) in Lima houses the only "Brain Museum" in Latin America. The magnificent and amazing collection contains over 3000 samples from which around 300 are on permanent display, including brains with diverse cerebral injuries or abnormalities and fetuses, a unique assortment of pathological microphotographs ...
The museum provides a space where you can see and learn more about the "human and cultural side" of the Amazonian region in Peru. Displayed are more than 1000 objects including textiles of all kinds, masks, musical instruments, ceramics, vessels, armaments and much more. The main aim of the museum is to bring close the Amazon region by showing t...

Peruvian Culture Museum

Museums in Lima
The museum of Peruvian Culture displays the most important public collection of handmade and ethnographic objects from colonial and republican times. Additionally you will find beautiful pre-Columbian pieces that show the historical, cultural and artistic development.

Graphic Museum El Peruano

Museums in Lima
Editora Peru, the publishing company of the official Peruvian daily "El Peruano", inaugurated the Graphic Museum El Peruano in 1999 in their head office in Lima. The museum shows the nearly 200 years spanning history of the oldest Peruvian newspaper, founded by Simon Bolivar in 1825.

The Police History Museum

Museums in Lima
The Police museum is located in a Colonial building near the Plaza Italia. Its mission is to collect all items related to the history of the Peruvian Police Force, to conserve and to exhibit these objects to make the general public aware of the richness of this cultural heritage.
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