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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

INMO, a must, and a great museum and overview of this history. very well laid out, lots of open space, varied and interactive design and exhibits. My only complaint is that most of the exhibits are only in Spanish so one misses s lot of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the trip to this museum. Although we do not speak fluent Spanish, we were able to get an English audio tour. The bottom floor was not very interesting, but the next two floors were very informative. Highly recommend to others.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit to the museum. It's very informative and well-organized. However, very small % of the exposition is available in English - your best bet is to take the audio guide, but it's not the same as having exposition details available in English...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommened by our travel agent and her Chilean representative. Easy to get to, entrance onto the metro. Outlines the events of the military dictatorship and the acts they committed. History of the road back to democracy. Extremely well presented, entry free, audio excellent for a...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

A museum with a collection of video, audio and other artefacts from the US backed coup and through the Pinochet dictatorship. To be honest with having any Spanish it was sadly a little underwhelming.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We went to learn about and understand the tragedy in Chile’s past. The exhibit shows the scale of corruption during the military regime, but with due respect it is difficult to interpret the details as a non Spanish speaker with very little translated to English.

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

This free museum (small fee for English audio-essential if you don’t know Spanish), helped me to understand this very recent history of Chile. Pinochet ruled from 1973-1990 and thousands were tortured, imprisoned and murdered. Metro stop is Quinta Normal.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

This museum gives an important and accessible insight into the Chilean dictatorship. We expected to spend an hour here, but spent several hours learning about some of the important unknown aspects of the regime, its causes, its support, the uprising against it and how this...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

This museum does an excellent job of explaining in detail the events surrounding the military coup of 1973 and the dictatorship of Pinochet. There is a vast amount of information, which is a wonderful resource for the Chilean people, many of whom are still affected...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

The museum focuses on the Pinochet's dictatorship of Chile and the human rights crimes that happened during that time. Would definitely recommend the audio guide if you can't read Spanish which you need to enquire about at the front information desk. As someone who knew...More

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goblue122015
December 25, 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...
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stanford55
December 18, 2014|
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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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December 18, 2014|
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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
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