The colonization of Peru began not long after the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Therefore, this part of the story in the Naval Museum in Callao is not too short. The next and most extensive part of the exhibition is devoted to the history of the Peruvian Navy. This began with colonization.
The museum has housed this theme in different rooms. On the one hand, this is an armory containing the typical weapons of colonial sailors: sabers, pistols, cannons. The visitor also gets a good overview of past customs and clothing. Navigation instruments and models of ships from all over the world complete the collection.
Also very worth seeing are the figureheads, behind which in some cases a story hides. One of them was washed ashore, for example, years after the ship had sunk. An important part of Peruvian history is the saltpetre war. Here, the Navy was used to its full extent. Certificates of this provide u.a. personal belongings of war heroes. And of course, the collection should not miss paintings with nautical motifs and portraits of famous sailors. The museum is modern in style and has a number of multimedia installations on each theme. In addition, the Museo Naval del Perú has a library where you can read more specific facts in case of greater interest.