After two years and extensive renovations, the archaeological site museum, Tucume, has reopened to the public. Located in northern Peru’s Lambayeque department, the museum boasts greater space and more modern features in hopes of gaining more domestic and foreign tourism.
The new museum, which expects to receive some 53,000 annual visitors, is reportedly more playful and interactive. Bernanda Delgado, director of the cultural complex, promises the renovation sets Tucume apart from other museums in which “the visitors just tour the site by looking at the items and listening to the guide”.
Built on 23,000 square meters of land, three new exhibit areas have been created, including the main room, which will display an Inca ruler. Also inside the museum can be found a hall of gods, dedicated to the god Naylamp, and an area linking pre-Hispanic and present time Peru.
For the first time, the jewels of the Lord of Tucume (Señor Tucume) will be exhibited.
The Tucume site museum is a source of pride to all Peruvians and we are very happy to have helped it become one of Latin America’s most modern cultural complexes, said Magali Silva, Peru´s Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism.
The Lambeyeque region is becoming a great tourism draw as it also inhabits the archeological site Ventarrón part of the Moche Route.
The Tucume Museum renovation was funded by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and Unidad Ejecutora Nº 005 Naylamp-Lambayeque.
Located in northern Peru, the modern museum is a great visit.