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“Must see when in Chile”

Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos
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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos...
Ranked #20 of 546 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.
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is well organized and very educational. Great visual and audio presentations. Anyone wanting to learn about Chile's painful history should visit the museum. Be prepared, it is emotionally draining.

3  Thank Gulliver07
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Beautiful new museum on a very sad and raw topic. By far the best museum I have visited in Santiago, well put together and thorough, it gave me a better understanding of what the people of Chile went through so recently. In a slightly unexpected part of town and no many visitors when i attended, i think it might be a bit underrated, my Chilean friends certainly havent been yet. Free entry and a rare english audio guide (for 1000CLP) made the experience even better. Worth a visit when in Santiago for sure, as i have never heard much about this topic from Chilean friends, but i think it is important to understand.

1  Thank Laura H
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This museum is definitely an emotional experience. I understand that amongst some Chileans the museum is viewed as propaganda, only telling one side of the story. But regardless, seeing all the photos of the disappeared and hearing President Allende's final address has to make you feel something or you have no soul.

Thank Katrina C
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

There is much to see in this comprehensive museum dedicated to the dictatorship of 1973-90 that destroyed so many lives. The building itself is well designed, but most impressive is the wealth of documentation -- historical still and moving images, contemporary interviews of people who were detained and tortured, newspaper articles, etc. Many interviews are subtitled in English, but, yes, do pay to have an audio recording with which you can easily navigate the exhibits, most of which are interactive. I spent 2 1/2 hours there and felt I had only scratched the surface.

Thank Gatita1946
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

The museum is a great place to visit to understand the dictatorship and the mark that it has made on Chile and its people. The building is pretty new and the exhibits are interesting and varied (newspaper, video, photos, etc). It is a bit out of the way so if you are in Santiago a short time I would skip it but if you have time to spare this is a nice museum and a good reminder of the suffering that took place during the dictatorship.

Thank caitlaz
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