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Museo Maritimo Nacional

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Address: Paseo 21 de Mayo # 45, Artilleria | Playa Ancha, Valparaiso, Chile
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If you're at all interested in Chilean naval history, this place is amazing. Even if you're not it's worth visiting. UK visitors will love it too for the very strong Royal Navy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
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Annapolis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a reasonable museum but, unless you are into maritime history (or the British role in creating the Chilean Navy), it's probably not worth going out of your way

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Visited today and found it quite interesting. Some, but not all, of the info is in English. Much of the museum was closed off for renovations or something. Nice views from the area round the museum. Of more concern we walked here and had a bag stolen off us in the street on our way back - not far from... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

If you're at all interested in Chilean naval history, this place is amazing. Even if you're not it's worth visiting. UK visitors will love it too for the very strong Royal Navy connections.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

It's a long climb to this museum but the views are wonderful when you get there. The museum is very interesting, especially for British people, as one of the earliest leaders of the Chilean navy was a British man. There are many of his letters and reports available to read, as well as information about important naval battles. If you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It was super cheap to enter, 1000 CLP maybe $1.50 US. Well worth the money. Neat old building, well maintained as were the grounds. The displays were nice and there was maybe 40% translated to English so you could get a sense of what what's happening. Give. English was not many places, this made it nice for passing the time... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I loved the museum and found it incredibly interesting. Wonderfully well presented exhibits and great staff. As an English traveller new to the country I struggled with the Spanish language only exhibits. But the Google translate app on my phone was useful in overcoming this.

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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

OK, the Armada de Chile has a rather creepy history, which unsurprisingly is not covered, but this is a very cool museum nonetheless. Nice display of Cochrane's attack on Valdivia. There's not much in the way of non-Spanish support material. There's even a strange pirate room for the kids.

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Madrid
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

So this is pretty cheap- if you are up in Paseo 21 de Mayo, you can visit this museum. It's pleasant to walk through-- except for the hall dedicated to a fascist admiral [that should be removed]. The cafe in the courtyard is so cheap and such a cute place to hang.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is located at the top of the furnicular (Ascensior Artillera) - come out of the furnicular at the top and turn right and the entrance is up some steps between some market stalls. It took me five minutes to find the entrance as it wasn't well signposted. I arrived at opening time on a Sunday morning (10am) and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This would be interesting to a navel affectionado and was kind of interesting to the lay person, but I would not go back. I think young kids would be bored but there are a lot of models of ships and a lot of weapons and such. No audio tour available and only about 50% of the displays had English translations.

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