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Museums of Trujillo - Museum Trujillo - Peru

Trujillo isn’t just about great archaeological ruins of long-gone empires. It also has a number of museums to suit every interest.

Museo de ArqueologĂ­a, AntropologĂ­a e Historia de la UNT is located in the colonial Casa Risco. This museum houses murals and artifacts from 12,000 BC to the Spanish conquest (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jr. JunĂ­n 682. Admission: adults $1.90, students $0.40).

Museo de Historia Natural de la UPAO has a collection of flora, fauna and fossils of the region (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. Av. América Sur 3145, Urb. Monserrate. Tel: 604-444, ext 260 and 188. URL: Admission: free).

Museo de ZoologĂ­a Juan Ormea RodrĂ­guez has exhibits of taxidermy animals and birds from the coastal and Andean regions (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jr. San MartĂ­n 368. Admission: foreigners $0.75, national adults $0.25, students $0.12).

Museo del Juguete presents the history of toys from pre-Incan through to modern times (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jr. Independencia 705. Admission: adults: $1.90, children: $0.75).

Museo de Arte Moderno exhibits local artist Gerardo Chávez’ personal collection of works by Guzmán, Wifredo Lam and others, as well as his own collection (Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Prolongación Av. Francisco Villareal and Carretera Industial Km 3.5. Tel: 215-668. Entry: adults $3.50, children $2).

Museo Catedrálico has religious art and a mural-decorated crypt (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Jr Orbegoso 419, Plaza de Armas, adjoining the Cathedral. Admission: adults $1.50, university students $0.75, children $0.38).

Museo Cassinelli houses more than 6,000 pieces of pre-Columbian pottery, jewelery, textiles and musical instruments (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Av. Nicolás de Piérola 607. Admission: $3).


Trujillo, Peru

Museum Types:
Science and nature, Archaeology, Paleontology, Anthropology, ethnography, Cultural, History, Art

Getting There
Most museums are centrally located. For the Museo de Arte Moderno: on Avenida Los Incas, catch a north-bound “A-Huanchaco” combi. Tell the driver to let you off at La Villa Real, which is a half block from the museum ($0.55). A taxi costs about $3 one way.

Here are other activities in and around Trujillo that may be of interest: Museo del Juguete and Museo de ArqueologĂ­a.

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