Museums of Trujillo

Museo de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia de la Universidad Nacional de Trujillo
(The National University of Trujillo Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History)

Jirón Junín N° 682. Visiting hours: Mon 9:00 A.M. - 2:45 P.M.; Tues. - Fri. 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.- 7:00 P.M.; Sat. - Sun. 9:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. Archeological remnants related to the different pre-Hispanic cultures that developed in the department of La Libertad are displayed here. The museum is located in the Risco House, famous for its patios decorated with murals. Ceramic objects, jewelry, clothing, and feather mosaic are the highlights of the exhibitions.


Museo del Juguete (Toy Museum)

Jirón Independencia N° 705. Visiting hours: Mon. – Sat. 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. It shows the transformation of the toy through the centuries, from the pre-Hispanic era up to the 1950's. Toys from different parts of the world can be seen that reflect the customs, fashion, and socio-cultural parameters of the countries they come from.


Museo de Arqueología José Cassinelli (José Cassinelli Museum of Archeology)

Av. Nicolás de Piérola N° 607. Visiting hours: Mon. – Sun. 9:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Collection of prehispanic pieces of the cultures Recuay, Chavín, Mochica, and Chimú, some od them unique in this gender.


Zoological Museum

Jr. San Martín N° 368. Visiting hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Sat. 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Different species of regional and Peruvian fauna are shown: birds, fish, reptiles, insects, and camelids.


Cathedral Museum

Located inside the Cathedral of Trujillo. Here are kept objects related to liturgy, carvings, and paintings of the colonial period; among these, two canvasses stand out: "La Negación de San Pedro" (The Denial of Saint Peter) and the portrait of John the Baptist. Characteristics of this building are its ceiling ornamented with polychromatic beams and the crypt decorated with murals of the Apostles.

Picture collection "Carmelita"

Collection of beautiful paintings; located at one side of "El Carmen" church.


"Museo de la República"

(Museum of the Republic)
Collection of historical pieces, located at the house "Mariscal de Orbegoso".


Museo Huacas del Moche

Visiting hours: Monday – Sunday 9 AM – 4 PM. Located approximately 500 meters from the Pyramid of the Moon (5 minutes on foot)
This museum exhibits part of the collection of artifacts found during the excavations carried out by the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon Archaeological Project over 19 years. The museum has three thematically organized rooms with showcases depicting components of the life, city and environment of the Moche. There is also a feature on the Moche's worship of power and of the Mountain God (Aia Pæc). A visit to the museum also complements the tour of the Pyramid of the Moon with its videos illustrating the Moche iconography as utilized in the architecture of the site. The museum also features unique pottery of great beauty, originality and symbolism. Among the artifacts are the Pato Guerrero (Warrior Duck), the Sacerdote Ciego (Blind Priest) with a scarred face depicted in a shamanic trance, and the Feline Mantle (Manto Felino), a small garment covered in gold leaf on a base of cotton and leather that is decorated with feathers. This was used in rituals such as the Coca Ceremony.


Chan Chan Site Museum

Collections of prehispanic pieces, as ceramic, fabrics, metals of Chan Chan citadel.


Cao Museum - Site Museum

Located inside the El Brujo Archaeological Complex. Collections of pieces of discovery of the Lady of Cao, as jewels, ceramic, fabrics and metals.


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