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The Museum of Memory and Human Rights (in Spanish: Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos) is a Chilean museum located in Santiago, dedicated to commemorate the victims of human rights violations during the civic-military regime led by Augusto Pinochet between 1973 and 1990. It was inaugurated by former President Michelle Bachelet on January 11, 2010 as part of government's commemoration of the bicentennial of Chile.
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The museum does an excellent job of teaching the history of this time in Chile. The building itself is an interesting piece of architecture. Well worth a visit.
A very well done museum. Takes you through recent Chilean history in a thoughtful and practical approach. Be sure to take the self-guided audio tour - especially if you only speak English. All of the exhibits are in Spanish and the audio tour does a great job explaining what you're looking at or watching. It was inspiring to see Chileans coming here to visit when many appeared to have been of an age that they lived through the Pinochet dictatorship. You could tell how close the topic is to so many people still, making the message of this museum even more important.
Superb. Outstanding. Every country should have one a museum like this. The info is limited to one part of the history.
This was definitely the highlight of our stay in Santiago. The museum details Chile's dictatorship with a mix of objects, testimonies, newsreels and photographs from the time. We hired an English audioguide for 2000CLP each, which we found was very reasonable. Although I have seen others suggest the translation isn't perfect, I had no trouble with it, especially if you do spend a bit of time looking at everything.
Very interesting museum although have since been told by Chileans that it's only one side of the story. It presents the president in a very positive light whereas some held the opposite view.
A very interesting insight into a difficult period, of modern Chilean history. Some sections were in English, although an audio guide is available for 2000 pesos. Entry is free, facilities were good. Even in Spanish, you still get to see clearly what it portrays. The Si and No vote was particularly interesting, to see how that chapter ends. No pictures allowed inside.
Interesting building with content that needs some improvement This museum starts with the coup d'etat and ends with the return of democracy. While focusing on the atrocities committed, it fails to explain to its viewers why the coup d'etat occurred and how the return of democracy could be posible under a dictatorship. With these questions left unanswered, I felt rather unsatisfied at the conclusion of my trip to the museum. The building itself is beautifully and creatively designed. I give a 5 to the builiding and 3 to its conten
Really interesting place. Once you are in Santiago you should go there and educate yourself. Entry is free but you can order Audioguides for 2.000 pesos.
The struggles of the Chilean people against military dictatorship should never be forgotten. This memorial museum is a moving and comprehensive narration of what happened. Enter with an open mind and persevere with the displays all the way to the 3rd floor.
A must visit museum when you're in Santiago to help get an understanding of Chile's past and present in a beautiful and modern building. The exhibits go into great detail of the torture, the killings, the disappearings, and the political persecution that took place under the Pinochet dictatorship. What's also disturbing is that over 40 percent of Chileans voted in favor of Pinochet for another 8 years of rule during the 1988 plebiscite despite all of these atrocities! The museum does a great job of bringing all the stories to life, but doesn't give you much in terms of historical context.
unique because it focuses on human rights violations and dictatorships. it is a great way og understanding Chilean history but there's better museums out there. i don't mean to disrespect anyone but i found it a bit boring.
It has to be the No. 1 dark tourism destination in South America. And now that Mister Pinochet even has his own image enhancing museum, it is all the more urgent you come here for a couple of hours. Take a bus from downtown through some sketchy neighborhoods, this monumental memorial should have been constructed in a more unavoidable, central location, being an indelible stain on Chile's political identity.
This is a curious museum. I have been to memory museums around the world and this is by far and away the list informative. There is absolutely nothing about the pre-coup period. There is nothing about Allende's election, and turmoil, the politics, the reasons for the coup. There is nothing about the US involvement.
Good overview of what happened in Chile during the reign of the military junta - from start to end. Non-spanish speakers can get an audio guide that provides enough information. We enjoyed it (if I may say that given the theme of the museum)!