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“No better way to learn about Chile's coup”

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 508 things to do in Santiago
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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.
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“No better way to learn about Chile's coup”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

World-class facility. The videos and the other artifacts and images are found no where else in the world. Miss this, and you have no comparable other way of getting to know this part of Chilean history without having lived it.

Grade-school children and below should stay at home.

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“overwhelming”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

wonderful building, overwhelming exposition. The staff is so nice is to die for. Only shows the period after 1973.

Visited October 2012
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“Best museum I've been to in S. America”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Beware this is very very political. It is about the political dictator that ruled Chile from the 70s til late 80s. Chile is very affected still today and most people won't talk about it. My Chilean friends recommended it and I would say it is a must-see.

Visited October 2012
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“Museum of memory and human rights”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

A fascinating commentary on humanity and the frailties and how civilisation is such a thin veneer, regression is always possible

Visited August 2012
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“Of historical interest”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We went and had a private tour in English. Was interesting,but some of the history is lost with time.

Visited September 2012
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