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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

Avenida Matucana 501, Santiago 8350392, Chile
+56 2 2597 9600
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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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Avenida Matucana 501, Santiago 8350392, Chile
+56 2 2597 9600
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Reviewed 6 days ago

this museum is somewhat reading heavy, but the content is well worthwhile. The English audioguide is very helpful for non-spanish speakers, because while the declassified papers are all in English (and fascinating), the other museum exhibit labels are largely in Spanish. Btw, the coffee at...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is not to be missed when in Santiago. It is extremely moving and well curated. I intended to stay one hour and ended up remaining for four hours. The turmoil within Chile between 1973-1990 is well expressed through media reflection and of course...More

Thank ChinookTravel_12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum on the advice of our hotel concierge and we were very glad that we did. It provided us with much insight into Chilie's political history something that we knew relatively little about. Entry is free and for a small fee an...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t speak Spanish, so I got the audio tour (2,000 pesos) as none of the info is in English. Unfortunately the various points were hard to find, and the system often didn’t work when I did. However, what I did hear was really interesting....More

Thank Hellyd76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is terrible, it is heartbreaking but it is necessary to see and remember what people are capable of doing to each other. This is the one 'attraction' not to be missed.

Thank Leela888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best things to experience in Santiago. Chile suffered a terrible dictatorship. For the killing and suffering of those days, it seems nobody was punished. At least Chileans and visitors have now this great museum. Informative and emotional. You can't believe that all...More

Thank DesBet V
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This museum is not a fun, light-hearted tourist experience, but it is definitely worthy of every visitor's time and attention, both to add a layer to one's understanding of Chile, and to be powerfully reminded of what can happen when we fail to protect human...More

Thank Calicamiki
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Would have loved more story telling. Lots of memories. I guess maybe it is all to recent to tell stories of what happened. Would like to have heard and read more about what happened in Chile in the lead up to the coup.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I rented the audio guide, but frankly found the most riveting part of this riveting museum to be the videos. The museum has numerous videos playing (many with English Subtitles) that have Chileans discussing their experiences before and during the Pinochet era. Interviews are aired...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very well done and informative museum on Human Rights, the 1973 military coup and the following military dictatorship. It´s worth recognizing how hard it must be to face the dark sides of a country´s history, especially since there are still quite a few people who...More

Thank Lina N
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26 December 2015|
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Response from Laurent D | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is free, you can give a donation. There is an audio tou if you want, you have to pay for. Have a nice visit...
19 December 2014|
Response from Enrique Sebasti... C | Reviewed this property |
I do not recommend visiting a museum built by communists, victims are made and who destroyed Chile in 1969 1973 with Allende and Fidel. DO NOT RECOMMEND
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Response from Adventure Diva | Reviewed this property |
When I was there is was from Tues - Sunday, starting at 10 am until 6pm. They were closed on Mondays