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Archaeological Museum

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Address: Cordovez s/n., La Serena, Chile
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56-51- 224 492

Chile's indigenous Tarapaca and Antofagasta cultures are strongly...

Chile's indigenous Tarapaca and Antofagasta cultures are strongly represented in this Archeaological Museum.

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Small but free

Your opportunity to see an Easter island statue up close and it's free! There's a few interesting bits, but no English commentary

Reviewed November 17, 2015
Aimee S
Bourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We went here after looking it op on their website. All good soo far. When we showed up at the place it turned out that it was closed. We found an administrative building and one of the employees explained that the museum was closed due to renovarions. We were here in January 2017 and were told that the renovation would... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Your opportunity to see an Easter island statue up close and it's free! There's a few interesting bits, but no English commentary

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Goulburn, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

If you like looking at stuff without having a clue what it means or learning new things then this is the place for you. There are no audio guides, no english (or other) translations, so for me it was a real waste of a good opportunity to learn about chilean history. P.s - free on sunday

Thank Studavo
Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed May 29, 2015

I came here just expecting to see the Moai from Easter Island, take a look at everything else and leave, but this museum is filled with lots of interesting artifacts from across Chile, including wooden carvings from Easter Island, mummies from the Atacama, bones of the extinct American Horse that lived during the last Ice Age. At least I think... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

This museum is just the right balance, small enough to hold your interest and well laid out, lots of interesting things and especially the Moai from Easter Island, exciting to see it close up definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 3, 2015

At the top of the street blocks away from the main square this neat free museum has many artifacts relating to first nation people and their migration around the area. There is also a Moai from Easter Island to view.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed April 3, 2015

The exhibits are perfect. Not only do you find interesting archaeological artifacts from the mainland of Chile, but there is a quite interesting Moai from Easter Island, along with other artifacts from the island. The museum is a delight not to be missed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was a small museum but the history of the area was well displayed. It would be helpful to have a guide to assist in translating the displays as they are in Spanish.

Thank Norb W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This little museum is worth a visit especially for the "moui" - one of the actual statues from Easter Island. There are other nice exhibits and the museum is clean and not overcrowded.

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Reviewed January 31, 2015

The museum is not big but it has a beautiful garden, and some interesting items like animal skins. The most attractive thing there is the display of moai. After I saw the Moai there, that make me more eager to see Easter Island. A good visit. Happy Travelling!

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