Events in Chile

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Chile

Debug

Welcome

Login to your account below, if you do not have an account, select Register.

Or Login with your preferred Social Media Account

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google

Register your account below, if you already have an account, select Login.

Museum of Memory and Human Rights

Museums and Art GalleriesToursSightseeing ToursCulture & History Tours
A museum founded to reflect on and remember the human rights abuses under Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
 
For a country with the longest history of political stability in Latin America, Chile suffered immensely during the years of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship.

 


To reflect on the horrors of those years, the Chilean government founded The Museum of Memory and Human Rights, or the Museum of Memory and Human Rights.
 
Located across the street from the beautiful Quinta Normal Park, the museum traces the history of the Pinochet dictatorship from its origins through to its modern implications, commemorating the victim’s abuses during the regime.
 


The exhibits begin with the military coup of September 11, 1973, when former president Salvador Allende was killed and August Pinochet rose to power and they end with contemporary visiting exhibits and archival access. Three floors of the museum include video footage of detention centers, newspaper excerpts from the 1970s and 80s, and interactive photography and audio exhibits.
 


Aside from educating the public through its exhibits, the museum also includes a comprehensive archive and documentation center which is open to the public. Like a mini-library, the Center of Documentation is located on the lowest level of the museum and includes both a physical collection of books as well as a digital collection of photographs and videos related to this dark period of Chilean history.
 


Know Before You Go
The easiest access is provided by the Quinta Normal metro station. Access to the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, like many museums in Santiago, is free. Since the Museum deals with difficult themes, such as human rights abuses, not all content may be suitable for all audiences. There is a gift shop with souvenirs and books related to the Museum's subject. You should also think about an accompanying visit to Parque La Paz Villa Grimaldi, one of the sites used by the Pinochet regime as a camp, and effectively fly off point to disappear bodies. Metro to Plaza Egana and then bus 14.
 

Directions

Matucana 501, Santiago

View Larger Map

Budget

  • Free

Best For Whom

  • Expats
  • Mature Travellers
  • For Her
  • Couples
  • For Him
  • Families With Teenagers
  • Backpackers
  • All Ages
  • Students
  • Groups

Best For What

  • City
  • Cultural Experience
  • Pre Theatre
  • The Local Experience

Gallery

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Chile.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

You Might Also Like

Create & Share your Guide to Chile with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

Mini Guides

Part of the My Guide Network

My Guide Chile is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations