Museo Maritimo Nacional
Museo Maritimo Nacional
4.5
Military Museums • Children's Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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We are a maritime museum. Throughout the different halls, you will discover the maritime history of Chile, as well as many different objects used to navigate. Also, we have a second floor with rooms especially for childrens, like a pirate boat or the 9 meters ship scale room.
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1-2 hours
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  • Gabriel Ignacio A
    Talca, Chile482 contributions
    Entretenido, Justo en Mirador!!!
    Ubicado justo en mirador 21 Mayo, imperdible en visita. Este Museo es barato al ingreso con todo lo que puedes disfrutar, 2 mil adultos, 500 pesos niños. Lo más actual y entretenido son los simuladores en el segundo piso, puedes manejar una grúa de puerto, genial. Vale mil pesos. Hay una cafetería donde venden, pasteles, empanadas y hasta pastel de jaiba, todo muy fresco y rico. Puedes todo pagar con redcompra. Un lugar que deber ir!!!
    Traveled with family
    Written March 2, 2020
  • joaodrinavas
    Estrela d'Oeste, SP133 contributions
    Chile bem na história.......
    Museu com várias peças que remonta as conquistas chilenas e seus heróis dos primórdios até os tempos atuais. Destaque para a capsula que tirou os 33 da mina de carvão que encontra-se exposta nele e onde o público pode tirar fotos. Cuidado com os pertences eis que a área é mal policiada.
    Traveled with family
    Written June 30, 2018
  • JAStuardo
    Santiago, Chile240 contributions
    Excelente museo
    Es excelente. Precioso museo, muy interesante y completo. En pleno cerro Artillería. Se puede acceder por los viejos ascensores desde la Aduana. Precio muy accesible. Imperdible.
    Traveled with family
    Written April 21, 2019
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CaxiCondor
Berkeley, CA8 contributions
Dec 2014 • Solo
The Naval and maritime Museum pays homage to José Toribio Merino Castro one of the principal coup leaders of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état, lead by dictator Augusto Pinochet. The Chilean Navy continues to be a bastion of fascist right-wing ideas. DON'T GO THERE!!
Written December 20, 2014
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,003 contributions
Nov 2019
The museum, which covers the history of the Chilean Navy sits atop a hill overlooking the working port of Valparaiso. It was closed when visited because of unrest but the building was interesting as was the view of the port. The nearby Ascensor Artilleria was also closed which was a pity.
Written November 25, 2019
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MadridGalapagos
Madrid, Spain106 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
So this is pretty cheap- if you are up in Paseo 21 de Mayo, you can visit this museum. It's pleasant to walk through-- except for the hall dedicated to a fascist admiral [that should be removed]. The cafe in the courtyard is so cheap and such a cute place to hang.
Written August 8, 2016
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rifkinni
Valparaiso Region, Chile15 contributions
Aug 2014 • Solo
I found most of the museum to be uninteresting. It had some statues of military heroes and some artifacts from the 19th century that seemed mostly irrelevant. From the other reviews, I was expecting a lot of English, but the majority of the exhibits had plaques or signs in only Spanish. To me, the information was boring in either language. There are many tours that give much more engaging lessons on the city's history. Admission is cheap (I believe less than $1 for students) but it wasn't worth the time.
Written November 7, 2014
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april m
Tri-Cities, WA62 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
There is a lot of interesting history in Chile and this is all about the Navy history. They have a few different weapons and a prototype of the capsule that they used to free the Chilean miners.
Written September 14, 2017
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Pit L
Valparaiso, Chile88 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
OK, the Armada de Chile has a rather creepy history, which unsurprisingly is not covered, but this is a very cool museum nonetheless. Nice display of Cochrane's attack on Valdivia. There's not much in the way of non-Spanish support material.

There's even a strange pirate room for the kids.
Written August 23, 2016
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Romyzoe
Fort Worth, TX309 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
This would be interesting to a navel affectionado and was kind of interesting to the lay person, but I would not go back. I think young kids would be bored but there are a lot of models of ships and a lot of weapons and such. No audio tour available and only about 50% of the displays had English translations.
Written July 3, 2016
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Northumberlad
Alnwick, UK26 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
Plenty to see here and very good value (£0.30p for Seniors). As an Englishman I was previously ignorant of the high degree of UK involvement in Chilean Naval History. It's a pity that there is not more English language translation of the exhibit labelling.
Written January 26, 2016
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Eulenspeegel
San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia1,670 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
As a Navy veteran, Museo Maritimo Nacional was on my Valparaiso "to do" list. The museum is situated on top of Cerro Artilleria overlooking Valparaiso harbor. We used the funicular to reach the museum entrance at the top of the mount.

The museum is a comprehensive array of static displays depicting the colorful history of the naval forces of Chile. A tour of the museum will leave you with a better understanding of Chile's naval history, and the key roles foreigners played in the development of the Chilean Navy. Museo Maritimo is definitely a place that Naval History buffs will enjoy. The entrance fee is minimal. In order to do the museum justice, I would set aside at least a full morning or afternoon to take the fine collection of naval artifacts and history. My only criticism of the museum is that there are no interactive displays. I believe by adding these types of displays would appeal to a broader base of visitors... especially children.

The view of the harbor from the museum is spectacular. And the trip up on the funicular affords photographers great shots from different perspectives along the way.
Written November 23, 2015
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Peter Hatton
Santiago, Chile27 contributions
May 2015 • Family
Placed on top of the hill, it has been well mounted, interesting for children and adults. It is worth to visit even with young children.
Written May 27, 2015
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