National Afro-Peruvian Museum

Located in the Casa de las Trece Monedas, a colonial rococo mansion from the 18th century

National Afro-Peruvian Museum

Located in the Casa de las Trece Monedas, a colonial rococo mansion from the 18th century, you find the Afro-Peruvian National Museum. The museum explains the history of Afro-Americans in Peru and the contribution their culture made to the country. The main subjects are slavery and the beginnings of the trade of African slaves in Latin America including the characteristics of this phenomenon, social groups, the life of slaves in Peru.
Key points of the exhibitions are work, torture and punishments, activities, food, religion, clothes, culture, and finally the way to freedom. The museum shows impressively how parts of the African culture melted with the Peruvian culture.
Afro-Peruvian Working Table
Thanks to the initiative and efforts of the “Afroperuano Work Table” of the Peruvian Congress the National Museum Afroperuano could open its doors to the public. The main aim of the museum is to preserve all sorts of objects and information related to slavery in Peru, investigate this part of Peruvian history, reflect on it and pass it on to our generation. The museum devoted its work also to the study of this period in Peruvian history and the contribution the Afro-Peruvian community made to the identity and national culture.


National Afro-Peruvian Museum - Afroperuvian Museum in Lima
The National Afro-Peruvian Museum is located in the Casa de las Trece Monedas, a colonial rococo mansion from the 18th century
The National Afro-Peruvian Museum displays mainly relics from colonial times and the beginning of the Republic. From shackles and boughs to different documents attesting the freedom you can find everything demonstrating and explaining the historical and cultural aspects of slavery in Peru; interesting and sometimes appalling witnesses of this time period.


Jirón Ancash 542, Cercado de Lima 15001, Lima

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