Museo de Oro del Perú

Museo de Oro del Perú information

Location
Lima , Peru
Address
Alonso de Molina 1100, Monterrico
Telephone
+51 345 1292
More information
www.museoroperu.com.pe
Prices
adult/child under 11 S33/16
Opening hours
10:30am-6pm
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The now notorious Museo de Oro del Perú, a private museum, was a Lima must-see until 2001, when a study revealed that 85% of the museum’s metallurgical pieces were fakes. It reopened with an assurance that works on display are bona fide, though descriptions classify certain pieces as ‘reproductions.’ The cluttered, poorly signed exhibits still leave something to be desired.

Of greater interest (and, in all likelihood, of greater authenticity) are the thousands of weapons presented in the Arms Museum , on the museum’s ground floor. Here, in various jumbled rooms, you’ll find rifles, swords and guns from every century imaginable, including a firearm that once belonged to Fidel Castro.

Go via taxi or combi Museum of the Nation heading northeast on Angamos toward Monterrico and get off at the Puente Primavera. From there, it’s a 15-minute stroll north to the museum.