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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Matucana 501, Santiago 8350392, Chile
+56 2 2597 9600
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Reviewed 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved, loved this museum. Amazing collection that is very moving. Great that they also talk about the dictatorship in Brazil and Argentina as well. Try to get a tour in English as there is a lot of information in Spanish only.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The whole exhibition is completely moving. Get the audio guide for 2,000 Pesos. It starts by putting in perspective human rights abuses around the world then covers the coup and the resistance and the struggle to find the 'missing' and finishes with the end of...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Only a few years ago, Chile was a military dictatorship, people were regularly tortured & murdered, or forced to emigrate overseas. This well-designed museum discusses the chronology and shocking brutality of this sad chapter in Chilean history and puts it into the context of human...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The space is architecturally interesting and the displays are moving. If you remember the abuses of the Pincohet era, this museum is a must see. But anyone will find it interesting.,

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 31 July 2017

From the architecture and design point of view, this is a very modern museum. There are lot of thoughts went into the design of this museum, both inside and outside of the museum building correlated in a way reflecting an emotionally charged impact on visitors....More

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25 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...
18 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