Museo Maritimo Nacional

Museo Maritimo Nacional, Valparaiso

Museo Maritimo Nacional
4.5
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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TL32
7 contributions
Ok museum if you need to kill time
Jan 2020 • Couples
Museum with good objects but not really telling a story. Focusing on few men whom were leaders in wars. OK museum if you need to kill time.
Written January 27, 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,324 contributions
History Of Chilean Navy In An Impressive Building
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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Gavin J
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Loved it! Beautiful courtyard and a place for a cup of tea too!
Jul 2019 • Solo
Beautiful museum packed full of interesting items. Just a superb experience, and what a setting!!! The building itself is amazing, and it overlooks the port and the town.
Written August 4, 2019
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Seyek
14 contributions
Loved this place!
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was unexpected and really beautiful and thorough. We were just wandering and ended up here for 2 hours! It is big, beautiful, the building is beautiful also, and the history amazing. It is a very nice museum.
Written June 26, 2019
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MRigby
Kilcullen14 contributions
Intersting Afternoon
Mar 2019 • Couples
Best reached by the ascensor. Spotless, well laid out, set for informed strolling. Good range of exhibits, with impressive modern stained glass window, and some good audio-visual material.
Some exhibits labelled only in Spanish, but most having English too.
Surprising bonus - the mine rescue capsule and story (it was the navy who effected the rescue).
Written April 9, 2019
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Dominique L
Westerburg, Germany10 contributions
Un lindo sitio - con mucho potencial
Mar 2019 • Couples
On top of a hill with spectacular views, the building relatively well maintained. Garden is a bit spartan, but well maintained. The showspace is used to depict a few selected items leaving out the vast mayority. In particular the War againt Bolivia and Peru at the end of the 18th century, lingers on the "heroes" of the one lost battle without explaining that they won the war, that their military forces where less than half of their counterparts, that they had a fantastic strategy. They give no praise to the real heroes, the ones that devised the strategy, won the battles, negotiated the peace treaty.

With so few places for tourists in Valparaiso, this one could use with some propping up on the content side. And there is enough material, they just need to bring it out.

Other than that, the facilities are great, toilets available, a coffee shop in the inner patio offers expresso and other drinks and snacks.

And the gift shop offers some really nice interestig and not too expensive gifts.
Written March 22, 2019
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Herlaping
Leatherhead, UK256 contributions
Learned a lot
Mar 2019 • Friends
A ride up an old tatty funicular and a short walk from the small square. The building is pretty impressive and once through the entrance there are a lot of rooms taking you through the history of Chile's naval history. Learned a lot that I didn't know about South America and Chile in particular. Stood in the cage that rescued the Chilean miners, how did they do that? A great place to visit
Written March 4, 2019
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,154 contributions
Chile’s Maritime Heritage
Oct 2018 • Couples
The National Maritime Museum is in the building of the former Naval School on Artillery Hill. The creation of a Navy museum began in 1915. Its purpose is to protect, conserve and share the wonderful maritime heritage of Chile. With a coastline that stretches 2,653 miles, what a history it is! We took the Artilleria funicular to the top of the hill. From there the museum is just a short walk away. I’m sorry that we couldn’t go in due to our limited time.
Written November 21, 2018
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Ross P
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions
A great display of Chilean Navy and Maritime exhibits
Sep 2018 • Family
We hadn’t planned on visiting here but for the price of admission spent an hour or so away from the sun. Lovely old building, with naval displays and exhibits. We just wandered around at our own pace, was surprised that the teenagers actually enjoyed it as well.
Written November 16, 2018
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Frank v
Medellin, Colombia246 contributions
Mostly about there wars.
Nov 2018 • Solo
I am a sailor for me there was not mutch new here. It is mosly about there navy. And all in spanish and over the wars to little information.
Written November 7, 2018
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