Museo de la Electricidad

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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,819 contributions
Tramway 97
Sep 2019 • Family
In front of the museum you will find the Tramway 97 which is a step back in time. Lima had an extensive tramway which closed in 1965. Restored in 1997 it ran for 5 blocks. Cool photo opp in a fantastic bohemian neighborhood
Written 16 August 2020
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Johannes H
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Nice small museum
Aug 2019
We went in spontaneously. It's free and includes some information about the former tramways in Lima, hydroelectric projects around the country and other information about the history of the usage of electricity in general. The best thing about it in my opinion is that it boasts a playable Theremin!
Written 12 August 2019
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meli13melo
Keene, NH100 contributions
Unplanned visit, but so worth it
May 2019 • Friends
I was strolling around Barranco with a friend when we stumbled upon this place. We went in because we were curious. I love small museums that allow visitors some form of interaction. To me, these are the types of museums that are memorable. Definitely recommend it.
Written 28 May 2019
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d0ndequiera
Los Angeles911 contributions
Totally worth a stop
Nov 2016 • Friends
Museo de la Electricidad is a small museum about...yes, you guessed it, electricity! I saw a couple of groups of young students go through and decided to check it out as well. It's free, it's cute and does a good job telling the history of electricity in Peru/Lima.
Written 18 December 2016
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SAC-from-Montreal
Montreal182 contributions
A nice learning break in Baranco
Dec 2015 • Friends
Tucked away right off the central square of Baranco is el Museo de Electricidad, which describes the development of electricity in Lima. Although small, the museum does a nice job of explaining the role of electricity in the life of Limenos and how the electricity company generates that electricity now and did so in the past. In the process of doing so, the museum provides a nice, clear education on what electricity is, how electricity developed in Peru, the development of hydroelectricity in Peru, and how electricity fuels a variety of household appliances. And it does this in a compact space. A great change of pace for 30 to 45 minutes during a visit to Baranco.

Note: Labels are only in Spanish, but the artifacts are interesting enough that they would have value if you cannot read Spanish.
Written 7 November 2016
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Gigis_mum
Toronto, Canada24,820 contributions
Go on a weekend and you might see the streetcar operating...
Aug 2016 • Family
We walked by on a Saturday and the door was open. A guard invited us in to the free museum. What an interesting and free experience!
The streetcar was parked across the street (we've seen it like that on 3 diff visits to Lima) but today, when we exited the museum, we noticed that the streetcar was moving! There were a few passengers inside. I don't know if it was a private ride or sthg that's offered on weekends...
Written 13 August 2016
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travel1284
New York City, NY61 contributions
Nice but simple
Jul 2016 • Friends
There are 4 rooms to walk through with interesting signs and models but it's all in Spanish so it's a bit hard for foreign tourists to understand anything. We walked through for about 10 minutes. It is free so that's a plus!!
Written 31 July 2016
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Nastassja A
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if you know nothing about electricity
May 2016 • Couples
Inside everything is in Spanish and info is very basic. Good for Spanish speaking kids. If you know at least something about electricity you will be bored.
Written 22 May 2016
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Fondue4two
Madison, WI1,103 contributions
Since We Were Nearby We Stopped
May 2016 • Couples
We were told about this free museum when we stopped at the tourist information office right around the corner from this small but interesting museum. We almost missed it since it is pretty unassuming.

All the signage is in Spanish but it is not hard to figure out the displays. We spent 15-20 mins and saw it all but it was kind of fun and there are some good photo ops with the vintage electronic gear in the last room.
Written 11 May 2016
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Lizara K
Seoul195 contributions
Great free, interactive stop in Barranco
Apr 2016 • Couples
I wasn't expecting much, but this museum is actually really interesting and great for kids. The history of electricity in Lima isn't remarkably interesting, and a lot of the interactive displays in that part seemed to be broken, but about halfway through almost everything becomes interactive and you can use a theremin, make electricity by bicycling, make your hair stand on end, use a jukebox for an additional sole, and try various other things. There's no English, but most of the more interesting parts are mostly self-explanatory anyway. The kids there seemed to be having a great time. Considering that this is free, it's definitely a worthwhile stop for a few minutes.
Written 9 April 2016
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