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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

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Address: Avenida Matucana 501, Santiago 8350392, Chile
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+56 2 2597 9600
10:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Museum of Memory and Human Rights seeks to draw attention to human...

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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Very detailed, very sobering

Immense detail about the Pinochet years, with news clips (with English subtitles). English translation of exhibits available via handset. You could spend half a day in here if you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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North Vancouver, Canada
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A rather bare kind of museum.Not very many exhibits , but it does educate the visitor about how far-reaching and how long-lasting the flagrant abuse was that Pinochet inflicted on the country.The many photos of people who were made to disappear reminds one of how this was not just a matter of one government replacing another or simple differences of... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Immense detail about the Pinochet years, with news clips (with English subtitles). English translation of exhibits available via handset. You could spend half a day in here if you listened to all of it and watched all the videos. Doesn't really explain how it all came to and end - but there again it was a gradual process and maybe... More 

Thank ChrisJS51
Boerne, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museo was easy to get to, and free entry. There was a charge for the English audio tour, but we felt the charge was more than worth it. It was very sobering to learn about Chilean history from this point of view. It provided context for us that we did not have before our visit, and we ended up... More 

Thank Alissa H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We last minute decided to come check out this museum. Taxied over and walked back into central Santiago - it was quite a treat. We had a little over an hour to explore and we needed much more time. Learning about the Chilean power struggles and people who got caught in the cross fire was deeply moving and powerful. This... More 

Thank Shannon S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is an open examination of a very difficult time in Chile. There is a huge amount of material to take in, but the audio guide does a good job of taking you through it. Well worth at least 2 hours

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a Spanish speaker, you can get by without the audio guide. If you aren't make sure to pick one up at the front desk for 2,000 CLP. There is no entrance fee if you don't want the audio guide. It was definitely worth it. I got a little tired standing all the time, but there were plenty... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibit was thorough, fascinating and thought provoking. The layout was user friendly. There are news clips of the bombing of the presidential mansion, radio recordings of Allende's last speech before killing himself, the speeches of the Junta when they took over .

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to appreciate democracy and the resilience of the Chilean people, this museum depicts the 1973 Coup, it's aftermath, the eventual resistance that led to Pinochet's downfall and a return to democracy. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the English recording device that guides you through the museum is hard to follow...but you really don't need... More 

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Lake of Bays, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

MMHR is free and it is entirely in Spanish although an English audio guide is available for a fee, which I found to be it very helpful. The museum tells the story of the Pinochet coup and the repression, exile, disappearance, incarceration, torture and murder of mainly young and educated and the resistance - both armed and passive - and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a monument to justice and decency. It records the overthrow of the Allende government and the imposition of the Pinochet military dictatorship with its thousands of "disappearances". Those who remember these tragic events should visit, but it is even more important that those who don't should go! This is a comprehensive exhibition in a very striking piece... More 

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