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“Interesting but moving”

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 538 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Lots of information on what happened between 73 and 89 in Chile.
Free, intersting if you are deeply interested in the country's history : 2 hours to see all the rooms.
The candle/picture room is really moving.. Not for sensitive people.

1  Thank Nick S
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

The museum is right by Quinta Normal Metro station, but the direct entrance from the Metro station was closed when I visited - this does not mean that the museum is closed - just exit the station and walk down the steps to the main entrance in the sunken plaza.

Once inside it has some interesting and thought provoking exhibits (the rolling videos showing the gradual unfolding of the coup were particularly fascinating), but it could do with more interpretation for English speakers, and those not knowing much about the period in Chilean history. There's little context about why the coup took place, and although it's important that we don't forget the atrocities of the ensuing military regime, perhaps it could have said more about how the Pinochet government was viewed.

It shouldn't be missed by anyone interested in the recent history of Latin America, but I left feeling it could have told me a lot more.

1  Thank MKMapman
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was impressed with this museum. I found the layout very interesting and respectful of those affected by this horrible period of Chilean history. This is worth a visit for sure if traveling in Santiago and most importantly, if living here.

1  Thank safarigirlNC
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

This museum is not easy to get to, but worth going to. First you descend from a busy intersection into a very large plaza and enter the museum, which is free. One starts with a visual of "disappearances" all over the world and then a display showing all the cites that the Pinochet regime used. Up the stairs, where you are hit with the noises and visuals of the attack on Allende. Many ways of taking in this terrible event. Display cases filled with conrete relics and examples. I was especially moved seeing the artifacts made by the prisoners and also the drawings of children. The sympbol of the sea horse is very moving.

1  Thank Rose M
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

The way that the Museum portrayed how the people of Chile were treated was well done and did not pull any punches. We were in total awe as we walked through and if we had more time on our side I believe that we would have stayed a lot longer.

1  Thank wackywalton
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