Naval Museum of Peru

an exhibition of naval objects and memories of the Navy arranged by Rear Admiral Navy Minister Emilio Barrón

Naval Museum of Peru

On October 8, 1957, at the Naval Center of Peru, then chaired by Rear Admiral Guillermo Tirado Lamb, an exhibition of naval objects and memories of the Navy arranged by Rear Admiral Navy Minister Emilio Barrón was held, this was an effective preamble to the Events of the year 1958.
A year later, on March 21, 1958, the naval cadets: Oscar Rizo Patron Belgrano, Fernando Grau Umlauff, Percy Pérez Barlabás, Carlos Guzmán Lanfranco, Alfredo Ibárcena Morán, and Fernando Jiménez Román carried from Santiago de Chile a relic of the Great Admiral Grau and belongings of the hero, handed over in that capital by President Carlos Ibáñez del Campo to the Director of the Rear Admiral Florencio Teixeira Vela Naval School, which were left in the custody of the aforementioned Alma Mater in the library grounds, later passed to the Naval Museum From Peru.

Representation of a Naval Battle 

Captain José Julio Elías Murguía was the most important propellant in the genesis of the Naval Museum of Peru, which began effective activities on July 8, 1962, being its first director Commander Elías, who held the position until his death ten years later.
Supreme Resolution number 31 of November 13, 1958, formalizes the presence of the Naval Museum in the Institution, for which the Naval Museum has gradually expanded its facilities by receiving environments transferred from the Naval Center of Callao, in what was the former headquarters of The Captaincy of Puerto Naval, also incorporated the area of ​​the old Post Office and Telegraph of Callao, these contributions have allowed this vector of national culture to cover more services in demand of the school and university population of Callao and Lima, also receiving visitors from other places in the country and abroad.
The Naval Museum of Peru has 10 exhibition halls where we can see from the vestiges of our pre-Hispanic navigation, bow masks of the 18th century, pieces of naval artillery of avancarga, as well as an important collection belonging to the Guano War stage and the saltpeter, highlighting its main figure, Admiral Miguel Grau Seminary.
It should be noted that since last year the museum script has been restructured by its director the historian Rear Admiral Francisco Yábar Acuña, having inaugurated the Armada del Perú room 1821-1866 in which the origins of our Peruvian Navy from propulsion navigation are explained Steam candle with the propeller. Another relevant room is the Armada de la Mar del Sur, a Peruvian Navy, in which the deck of a ship has been represented, displaying the bronze cannon of the San Martín ship, which will participate in the Liberating Expedition of 1821

Museum Entrance 

In the Naval Museum of Peru, naval history is shown in archaeological testimonies, portraits, paintings, sculptures, weapons, and scale models, all of which constitute the heritage of the Navy that guards the Naval Museum that has been opening since 1958 opening its Doors to visitors and that currently allows knowing the following rooms: Artillery and Avancarga Room, Maritime Domain Room: Mar de Grau, Pre Hispanic Room, Navy Room of the South Sea: A Peruvian Navy, Peruvian Navy Room 1821 –1866, Republican Hall of 1876-1900, Sala Naval Forces, Antarctic and Altiplano Hall, and Amazon Hall, taking into account that we have a temporary Exhibition Hall that shows different exhibitions throughout the year.


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