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Regional Museum of Archaeology

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Interesting pit stop

The museum is in a perfect location just near the beach on Baquedano, the popular pedestrian street... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Caroline K
Iquique, Chile
A Must...

This museum is a gem. Very comprehensive and detailed. You can find a mommy as well as a newspaper... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Claudia J
Miami, Florida
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Baquedano 951, Iquique 1113088, Chile
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

The museum is in a perfect location just near the beach on Baquedano, the popular pedestrian street downtown. I often stop in and walk around the museum when it's really hot out or I have some time to kill. The workers are incredibly friendly, but...More

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This museum is a gem. Very comprehensive and detailed. You can find a mommy as well as a newspaper archives from well over a hundred years. When I attended it, I was fortunate to be guided by the keeper of the newspaper archives and he...More

Thank Claudia J
Reviewed June 23, 2017

A well done and well organized museum, tracing the region's history from pre-Inca, to nitrate, to contemporary eras. The collection is fantastic and was a really insightful look into the region for a visitor; I would highly recommend it. The museum exudes pride in its...More

Thank Diana T
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Simply one of the best small local museums I have experienced. Don't be put off by what seems a jumble at first, which I attribute to a lack of funding.The collections are absolutely unique, but I found particularly fascinating the pre-Inca textiles of a quality...More

Thank reprof
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Has quite an eclectic collection, ranging from 3000 BC to early 20th century gramaphones. Entrance is entirely free. Most of signage is in Spanish, but there is some English. Definitely helps if you have some Spanish knowledge, but many exhibits speak for themselves.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

We were very impressed with the displays on both sides of the museum. I came away with a greater understanding of the very early history of this area of South America. Kudos to the city Father's and Mother's for having such an informative museum. .....More

Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed November 20, 2016

At first sight, this seems a strange museum with a jumble of ancient mummies, stuffed animals, and odd bits, but the most interesting areas are the rooms explaining the history of the nitrate industry. Not only are there explanations of important events, the people who...More

Thank Neatham
Reviewed June 12, 2016

I saw mummies, pottery, textiles, hunting tools, and a huge collection of the salt boom era. Many rooms and free to enter. There is a little bit of history from seemingly every era, from the Inca up until the salt boom era with more modern...More

Thank Isabella D
Reviewed May 18, 2016

It was an interessant moment during our holidays, beautiful artifacts and good commentaries from employees.

Thank Businesswomanitalia
Reviewed December 16, 2015

liked it. best part of banquedano other than the building fronts themselves. if in iquique it is a must but do not choose iquique for just this.

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