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National Museum of History

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Address: Plaza de Armas 951, Santiago 8320096, Chile
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I was lucky enough to visit this place more than 5 times to learn more if I miss on my last visit. If ever go to any country you are so called tourist business travel sport etc... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to visit this place more than 5 times to learn more if I miss on my last visit. If ever go to any country you are so called tourist business travel sport etc. you should visit place like this reason you may not have a chance to come back and you may not have a guarantee... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

located at the Plaza de Armas, entry is free unless you require one of those audio tour headsets. cost was $CLP1000 zone. bags/backpacks must also be stored in a locker, $CLP100 coin is required (refundable when you recover your items)

Thank JonesesofCanberra
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the Plaza de Armas, free admission. When we visited there was an exhibition of a history political magazines which we found worthwhile.

Thank John L
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only had enough time for a speedy visit to this museum which is very good and in one of the buildings from colonial times. It covers the history of the country with all sorts of artefacts from pre-Colombian times to the coup that overthrew Allende.

Thank Ivor M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED Santiago. There is so much to do here, be you into to art, history, beautiful parks, food the wine and of course the wine. Did I mention the wine !

Thank Gillian13100
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is located in the Plaza de Armas and is impossible to miss. The museum is surprisingly large, and one can easily spend an hour or more really checking out everything. The museum basically goes through Chile's history and has a variety of objects, artwork, and photographs to explain the country's history. Overall, I was quite impressed by the... More 

Thank The_Traveling_Expat
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Reviews talk about only in Spanish blah, blah, blah. However for 1000 pesos you can hire the extraordinary audio device at the entrance. Simply point it at the orange circles next to many exhibits and you get an a description in English or other languages that is informative and exponentially adds to the experience. You can pause it, adjust the... More 

Thank Mooooose
Highland Village, Texas
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Audio available; lockers available to store backpacks while in the museum. lots of artwork; each room displayed particular period/art

Thank Andrea F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

I loved my day half day at Museum of History. When you're visiting Santiago de Chile, you soon realise, not many Museums have good Audioguides for international visitors. All the more reason to highlight the once who have: and not only was the AudioGuide in 3 languages, the Museum was very interesting too. Many interesting displays about the area before... More 

Thank Gert A
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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Nice collection of historical items, however everything in the museum is in Spanish only. A little bit unfortunate as it would have been nice to learn about the history of Chile

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