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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

Avenida Matucana 501, Santiago 8350392, Chile
+56 2 2597 9600
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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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Avenida Matucana 501, Santiago 8350392, Chile
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

This museum was really good for me because prior to my coming to Chile I knew nothing about what had happened here during and around the Pinochet era. The museum was quite eye opening in this respect. The exhibits are thorough and tastefully presented. I...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

For gringos like me, getting an insight into Chile's darkest days was a confronting experience, but it has been well done, and is well worth the visit. In reality meets art, I walked across the road immediately afterwards to see carabineiros bundling street sellers into...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We spend 4 hours at the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago. I am surprised more people do not know of this important museum which details the Pinochet years as well as broader human rights issues in Latin America. The museum is modern...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

I would definitely recommend visiting. Rent an audio guide to lern more about Chile's dictature. If you like history, you could spend hours inside the museum.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Amazing chance to understand a crucial part of the country's history, an example for other countries in the region.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is beautiful museum, unfortunately it presents the information from only one point of view. Nearly the entire presentation is about how terrible the Pinochet dictatorship was and the crimes against humanity by his regime. When Pinochet took control of the country, his approval rating...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I would definitely recommend visiting. Gives a great overview of the recent history of Chile, and provides much information in English. You can also rent audio guides for 2,000 CLP. We only intended stopping in but ended up staying for hours.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I found the exhibit moving without any knowledge of Spanish and minimal knowledge of Chilean history. The documentation was readily available to verify the authenticity of human suffering. The universality of cruelty really doesn't need more context, although there is an English audio guide available....More

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Lots of info, plan to spend 2-3 hours looking and listening to everything. Be sure to get one of the wireless translator gizmos. They're $4 and you get them at the entrance desk. Well worth it, unless your spanish is perfect.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This museum starts with the coup d'etat and ends with the return of democracy. While focusing on the atrocities committed, it fails to explain to its viewers why the coup d'etat occurred and how the return of democracy could be posible under a dictatorship. With...More

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goblue122015
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Response from Laurent D | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is free, you can give a donation. There is an audio tou if you want, you have to pay for. Have a nice visit...
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stanford55
December 18, 2014|
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Response from Enrique Sebasti... C | Reviewed this property |
I do not recommend visiting a museum built by communists, victims are made and who destroyed Chile in 1969 1973 with Allende and Fidel. DO NOT RECOMMEND
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Response from Adventure Diva | Reviewed this property |
When I was there is was from Tues - Sunday, starting at 10 am until 6pm. They were closed on Mondays
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