"Museo de Arqueología in Trujillo" Peru Off The Beaten Path Tip by Paul2001

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  Museo de Arqueología in Trujillo
by Paul2001

Located in a 17th century colonial mansion called the Casa Risco, the Museo de Arqueologia actually proved to be a pretty interesting museum. Although by no means large the collection has some good artifacts excavated from the Huaca de la Luna which is located just south of Trujillo. Most of these artifacts come by way of ceramics but there is also exhibits of on early native costuming and weaponry. There is also a mummy or two on display. The museum is actually operated by the local university and some of the students act as guides. To find the museum you must go a couple blocks east of the Plaza de Armas. The museum is open from 9:30am to 2pm on Mondays, from 9:15am to 1pm and from 3pm to 7pm from Tuesday to Friday and from 9:30am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $1.50.

Phone: 24-9322

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 26, 2005
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