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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

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Address: Matucana 501, Santiago 8350392, Chile
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+56 2 2597 9600
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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This place e was recommended to us by a good friend who grew up here during this time in history. You must get the audio wands if your Spanish is lacking , but recommend them... read more

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This place e was recommended to us by a good friend who grew up here during this time in history. You must get the audio wands if your Spanish is lacking , but recommend them even if it is good because they are very well done. The museum does a amazing job of getting to feel what it was like... More 

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This museum is a monument to democracy and human rights, and reminds the Chileans and foreigners about a dark time not only in the country's history, but the continent as well. Admission is free and the exhibit is really really great (although sad). If you don't have much time in Santiago, you still should go to the MMDH to understand... More 

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Many nations are defined by traumatic events in their history. For Chile it was the 1973 coup and following dictatorship led by General Pinochet. This museum is dedicated to the memory of those years. It is compelling, comprehensive, fascinating and frightening all at the same time. Its documentation and exhibits are exhaustive. If you want to know Chilean history, start... More 

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The museum displays the rise and fall of the military regime led by Pinochet. The exposition zooms in on different topics and also various personal cases. Like cases of a the disappearance of a specific group of people, the effect of this time the children, a close look to how the newspapers had a role to play, etc. I think... More 

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This is well worth adding to your itinerary in Santiago. The museum provides a thorough and moving insight into Chile's history. It is a sensitively laid out space. It's worth getting the audio guide if you don't speak Spanish as there is limited English in the exhibition.

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We had a spare morning so decided to try this. Caught the metro there and the entrance is directly from the station Quinta Normal on the green line (5). All the exhibits are in Spanish but for 2000 Pesos you can get an English recorded guide handset - a must. The museum deals with the military coup under Pinochet in... More 

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Great museum if your interested in what went on during the dictatorship in Chile. I liked that it wasn't focused on the politics but more on the human rights aspect of the story. Inside everything is written in spanish, but you can get an English audio set for 2000 pesos to guide you through the museum- highly recomended. If you're... More 

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As a human rights student, this was a must for me! I'm so glad I went - the museum is informative but not boring. Entrance is free, but the museum relies on donations. The english audio guide is well worth the 2000 pesos. It's right across the street from a metro stop, so easy to get to as well. On... More 

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We visited here and was astounded and the atrocities carried out under Pinochet dictatorship...... over 38,000 people disappeared and were tortured and killed between 1973-1990 the youngest being 11!!!! Uh!!! We could have spend absolute hours here and did spend a good amount of time but it is quite harrowing and knowing this happened within our lifetimes was quite scary!... More 

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Great museum, really heavy environment but great for learning chilean history! One of the best museums I've been to!

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