- Entrance to the Gold of Peru and Weapons of the World museums
- Learn about the use of gold in Peru throughout the ages
- See over 20,000 artifacts at the Weapons of the World Museum
The various showcases display gold artifacts of various centuries in Peruvian history, with a heavy focus on pre-Inca times. Decorative items include ornaments cut with stone pendants, jewelry, masks and figures depicting animals such as monkeys, lizards and birds.
Next, you'll visit the Weapons of the World Museum, one of the best of its kind. Also containing of five separate halls, this museum boasts over 20,000 artifacts including weapons from all over the world, equestrian equipment and uniforms. Weapons were a symbol of wealth and power and the museum contains swords, crossbows, revolvers, rifles and much more!
Reviewed by Britt B, USA, June 2012
Interesting tour with a highly knowledgeble guide. The weapons collection was very impressive for a private one. Great experience.
Reviewed by André Archangelo, Brazil, November 2011
The Gold Museum itself is great and defintely a must in Lima. The guide was also a nice person. However the tour was too short and, *unacceptable*, does not include a guided tour through the Weapons of the World museum, which could be even more interesting as the collection is really extense (even bigger than Gold's). The guide left us with only 20 minutes to visit the entire collection by ouselves, which is clearly insufficient. One word: frustrating.