Larco Museum and its collection

Larco Museum

The Larco Museum, officially known as Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum, is a privately owned institution dedicated to the display and preservation of pre-Columbian art. It is situated in the Pueblo Libre District of Lima, Peru. The museum is renowned for its extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts, providing a comprehensive overview of 5,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history.

Permanent Exhibitions at the Larco Museum

The Larco Museum boasts several permanent exhibitions, one of which is the Gold and Silver Gallery. This gallery showcases the largest collection of jewelry used by many notable rulers of pre-Columbian Peru. It comprises a collection of crowns, earrings, nose ornaments, garments, masks and vases, finely wrought in gold and decorated with semi-precious stones.

The Cultures Gallery at the Larco Museum

The Cultures Gallery is another significant exhibition at the Larco Museum. It exhibits 10,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history, providing visitors with a comprehensive view of cultures that existed in pre-Columbian Peru. This gallery is divided into four areas: North Coast, Center, South and cultures from the highlands, each showcasing the unique cultural sequence of the respective regions.

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ESMuseo Larco Herrera
ES Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera
ENLarco Herrera Museum

Art & Design  Art & Design

Larco Museum
Av. Simón Bolívar 1515

Visitor information Larco Museum

Opening hours

10:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 19:00

Reduced hours: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


0 – 8Free
9 – 17PEN 17.00
60+PEN 30.00
Normal ratePEN 35.00


Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

Av. Simón Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre

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