Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Museum of Memory and Human Rights seeks to draw attention to human rights violations committed by the Chilean state between 1973 and 1990. Its mission is to allow dignity for victims and their families, stimulate reflection and debate and to promote respect and tolerance in order that these events never happen again. It is a Bicentennial project, inaugurated on January 2010, by then President Bachelet. Its purpose is to promote educational initiatives that enhance knowledge and consideration. Its location, on Matucana Street, is also part of an ongoing effort to promote the cultural circuit of Santiago's West Side. Through objects, documents and archives presented in different settings and formats, as well as a innovative sight and sound presentation, it is possible to learn part of this history: the military coup, the repression that took place in the following years, the resistance movement, exile, international solidarity, reparation policies.
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2-3 hours
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Y Heisler
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
Must-See Museum
Mar 2020
This is a sobering look at the atrocities committed in Chile under the Pinochet Regime, and a must-see for visitors to Santiago. The museum itself is beautiful and well laid-out, and the exhibits inside are easy to follow and really reveal a lot of details about the darker history of Chile.
Written October 11, 2020
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Woolleg
Little Bytham, UK259 contributions
Unbelievable this happened so recently!
Jan 2020 • Couples
An absolute must if you are looking to get a thorough understanding of the awful events surrounding the Pinochet era. Excellent exhibits in both audio and visual formats and also supported by newspaper and magazine copies. Unbelievable to think that this occurred during the last 40yrs. Moving and inspiring in equal measures.
Written April 28, 2020
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,338 contributions
Excellent Museum!
Jan 2020
We are not necessarily museum people but this museum was excellent! We spent about 2 hours here but of course, you could spend more time. Take the metor to Quinta Normal, Line 5. When you exit, you will see a sign for the museum. However, that is not the front entrance so you will need to go inside that entrance and go up to the second floor and outside to walk to the main entrance. We rented the audio-guide for a small fee equivalent to $2.50 USD. Most of the signs are in Spanish so it gave us a better understanding of it. Free admission to the museum. No photos allowed. All of the museum is interesting but it is better to spend more time on the second floor than the first floor. There is also a third floor. There is a small cafeteria outside of the main entrance and free toilets inside the museum.
Written April 19, 2020
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Alex J
Borehamwood, UK62 contributions
Thought provoking and evocative
Feb 2020 • Couples
A brilliantly laid out museum which tells a very sad story and although not all in English, evil is a universal language. Stunning building and this is a visit we will remember for a lifetime.
Written February 28, 2020
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markinmiami
miami beach187 contributions
Important museum for understanding modern Chile -don’t miss it!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Important museum to understand Chilean modern history and culture (& the protests going on right now). Easy metro access. Get the audio guide ($2000p) and leave a donation as it’s free. The 1973 coup, the torture witnesses & the transition to free elections are most significant.
Written February 25, 2020
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Seat 13C
Paris, France1,809 contributions
Very interesting
Jan 2020
This museum is worth a visit to gain a better understanding of Chile's recent history and the effects of the dictatorship. Most signs are in Spanish only but they offer audio guides in English for rent. Visit to the museum is free.
Written February 15, 2020
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Febe
Honolulu, HI94 contributions
Very worthwhile!
Jan 2020
This is an amazing museum, dealing with a horrific topic which is very well presented. A former journalist recommended it. I believe it gave us a better understanding of what the Chilean people went through, why they hold the opinions today that they do and their effort to reconcile with the past. It was very moving. I would highly recommend visiting, but be prepared, it is not uplifting.
Written February 13, 2020
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latestfilly
West Yorkshire193 contributions
Excellent museum
Jan 2020
We walked to this museum and it is much further out of central Santiago than you think, it took us almost an hour each way to walk it from downtown Santiago!

When we arrived at 5pm we were told the museum was closing at 6pm, even though the times on the website said 7pm one week before. I checked again today and the times have been updated.

Entrance to the museum is free but we opted for an audio guide each (CLP 2,000) as there are no English descriptions in the museum. We missed the ground floor as it is an introduction and moved straight to the first floor at the recommendation of the staff as we only had an hour until closing. Note, the numbers on the audio guide and map are a little confusing so sometimes you have to wander around looking for the next numbers to play!

The museum factually displays the military dictatorship of Chile in an excellent way, it does not hide anything. An excellent museum and one which everyone should visit as it is a part of Chile’s history which must not be forgotten, nor repeated.

You need at minimum 1 hour here; we unfortunately did not have enough time until the museum closed.

Overall, it is a museum which everyone should visit.
Written February 11, 2020
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Giel1985
Nijmegen, The Netherlands83 contributions
Impressive
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very impressive museum that tells both the story of Chile and that of other parts of the world. Taught us a lot about the recent history of Chile. Aesthetically very nice as well. Not all the written information is available in English, but there’s an English audio tour that solves that.
Written January 22, 2020
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Margaret C
Geneva, Switzerland11 contributions
Don't miss this experience
Jan 2020
As other travelers have mentioned, this museum is not to be missed. It is a sublime meditation on the horror we inflict upon each other and the hope that is our ultimate human strength, the only tool we have to drive out darkness. Because the events depicted in the museum are so recent, the artifacts so fresh and familiar, Chile is in a position to remind the world of lessons its desperately needs to hear. Your understanding of humanity will be enriched by this visit, and be sure to look for the seahorses.
Written January 21, 2020
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