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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos
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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 498 things to do in Santiago
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“must see in Santiago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

a moving and emotional place to reflect on a very difficult period in the history of Chile. Well organised and the building itself and the courtyard are impressive.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
“Moving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Impressive and an important museum to understand Chile's recent history.
Bi- lingual captions are helpful although are not vital to be aware of the horror.

Visited September 2012
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“Museum of Memory and Human Rights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is an amazing museum dedicated to presenting material about the 70s--> the present in Chile. A must see for anyone interested in Latin American politics

Visited September 2012
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Santiago, Chile
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“Excellent museum and guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

A really well done museum that needs a lot of time to go through properly. Really varied exhibits that tell the story of the Pinochet years very well. The audio guide (available in English) is also excellent to accompany the exhibits, and only CLP 1,000.

Visited September 2012
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china
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“Interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Good place to go to learn about Chile's recent past. I visited with 2 teenagers (13 & 15 yrs) who were kept interested for our 3 hour visit. Only suggestion would be to include some of the history of events leading up to Pinochet leading the country. Displays are visual and many are interactive. The museum entry is by donation, and handheld audio guides in different languages are available for 1000 pesos each. No bags are allowed in the museum and have to be left at the front desk, so I would advise not having too much of value with you on the day. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Visited August 2012
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