The Trujillo Museum of Unnatural Zoological Horrors
Every major city in Peru should have at least a couple of museums. Trujillo does well in that respect, what with the grand Museo de Arqueologia, the private located-in-a-petrol-station-basement Museo Cassinelli Mazzei, the quaint-though-mildly-scary Museo del Juguete (Toy Museum) and the altogether terrifying Museo de Zoología.
Quite a selection, I’m sure you’ll agree.
The latter museum, the Museo de Zoología Juan Ormea Rodríguez, is worth visiting for all the wrong reasons. Imagine a zoological museum populated by once-living creatures that had been beaten to death by a crazed gorilla before being stuffed and preserved by Hannibal Lecter’s twisted little brother.
Get the picture? If not, here are some pictures….
Visiting the Zoological Museum in Trujillo
Trujillo’s Museo de Zoología is awesome. You should definitely go.
The museum is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday. Foreign visitors (adults) have to pay S/.2, residents pay just S/.1. Bargain.
If you’re looking for things to do in Trujillo with kids, the zoological museum might be a good option. Children will either be fascinated, or they’ll run out screaming and be scarred for life (if your kid enjoys pulling the legs off spiders, probably the former; if your child enjoys Alvin and the Chipmunks, perhaps the latter).
The museum is located right in the historic center of Trujillo, on Jr. San Martín 368.
All photos © Tony Dunnell.