Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago

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Poignant, sobering, and politically charged, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos explores the human rights violations perpetrated by Chile's former dictator, Augusto Pinochet. During his 17-year reign between 1973 and 1990, Pinochet executed thousands of Chileans, tortured tens of thousands more, and forced up to 200,000 into exile. The museum cleverly compares his government's atrocities with others still happening around the world today, through a chronological and multisensory experience. Consider renting an English audio guide, as many of the signs are only in Spanish. Put Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos at the forefront of your travel plans using our Santiago planner.
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  • This was a great experience to learn more about the modern history of Chile. Please be aware that the audio guide available in the mobile app does not completely align with the current signage... 
    This was a great experience to learn more about the modern history of Chile. Please be aware that the audio guide available in the mobile app does not completely align with the current signage...  more »
  • Amazing well done story of pinocet rule...on a very nice way. Note for english speaking visitors..audio guide helpful but note not all numbers markers are in sequence...and tho numbers go to 60... 
    Amazing well done story of pinocet rule...on a very nice way. Note for english speaking visitors..audio guide helpful but note not all numbers markers are in sequence...and tho numbers go to 60...  more »
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  • Great design for a museum and a very serious and important subject. I think they have made a great museum. Sadly we could not get on a guided tour when we visited, but had to du with the audio guide only, and that was not very good.
  • This is a great modern-style museum, but as others have pointed out the information is not very easily accessible to non-Spanish speakers. There is an app you can download that gives you some information in English but it's hard to navigate it - the sequence of the audio clips does not quite match the sequence of exhibits in the museum, information about some halls seems to be missing altogether, etc. There are a handful of translated texts (in English) within the museum itself, but that's maybe 20% of the contents. Also worth nothing that the closing time stated here (16:30) refers to last entry - the museum is actually open past 17:00, but don't know exactly how late.

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