The Gold Museum contains one of the world's largest private collections of gold, silver, and copper artifacts from Peru's pre-Columbian era. Relics from past civilizations are featured, offering unique insight into prized possessions of their time. This private Lima tour from Callao is ideal for history buffs and artifact enthusiasts.
An array of fascinating civilizations are represented in the museum, including Paracas, Moche, Chavin, Nazca, Wari, Lambayeque, Chimu, and Inca. One of the featured exhibitions is a private family collection of over one thousand gold pieces from the Chimu-Lambayeque cultures (11th-15th centuries). The gold pieces were individually purchased from Huaqueros (tomb robbers), private collectors, and a variety of collector's shops.
Make your way around the museum, observing items made of pure gold, copper alloys, and silver. Such items include necklaces, bracelets, rings, masks, vases inlaid with turquoise, ceremonial knives, and statuettes. The Gold Museum also contains an amazing collection of prized weapons and uniforms, some of them the most important of their kind in the world.
Nearing the end of your Lima tour, you'll sample a Pisco Sour, a delicious local mixed drink, and even visit the H Stern jewelry shop located on the museum grounds. Book this informative tour today for a unique museum experience in Peru.