Museums of Santiago

The museums of Santiago rescue the heritage and present works of emerging and consolidated artists. Their collections invite you to explore them and nourish the memory.

National Museum of Natural History

 

Since 1876 it occupies the neoclassical building located inside the Quinta Normal Park of Santiago, where it promotes the appreciation of Chile's natural and cultural heritage through its collections.

Address

Inside the Quinta Normal Park.

Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 to 17.30. Sunday, 11.00 to 17.30.

Entrance

Free

Artequín Museum

 

The Museum was born in 1993 and is in an iron and zinc building built for the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1889. It is presented as a cultural space focused on artistic education, which delivers a playful experience with content to its visitors.

Address

Avenida Portales 3530

Hours

Tuesday to Friday, 9.00 to 17.00. Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 11.00 to 18.00. Mondays and February closed.

Entrance

$1.500 general and $1.000 kids, students and senior citizens. Sundays: Voluntary fee.

Memory Museum

 

This museum is intended to give visibility to the human rights violations committed by the State of Chile between 1973 and 1990, during the military-civic dictatorship that took place after the coup against the government of President Salvador Allende (SEE VIDEO)

Address

Avenida Matucana 501, Metro Quinta Normal

Hours

Tuesday and Sunday, 10.00 to 18.00.

Entrance

Free

Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum

 

The works of the museum are due to the solidarity of artists of the world, who donated their works to support the government of Salvador Allende. Since 2004 he has been in the Heiremans Palace, a building that in 1978 was the center of operations of the secret police of the dictatorship.

Address

Av. República 475, Metro República

Hours

April to November: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 18.00. December and Januaary (until February 3rd): Tuesday to Sunday, 11.00 to 19.00.

Entrance

Tuesday to Saturday: $1.000 general. Free entrance: Students, senior citizens and social Organized bytions. Sunday: Free for everyone.

National Fine Arts Museum

 

Inspired by the Petit Palais of Paris, this museum was inaugurated on September 21, 1910, in the framework of the centenary of the Republic. At the moment it conserves collections of Chilean and foreign art from the Colony until our days.

Address

José Miguel de la Barra 650, Metro Bellas Artes

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 18.45.

Entrance

Free

Contemporary Art Museum Quinta Normal

 

The "Versailles Palace", neoclassical building located in the Quinta Normal Park, was built in 1920 and since 2004 has housed some collections and exhibitions of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Address

Av. Matucana 464.

Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 to 19.00. Sunday, 11.00 to 18.00. Monday and holidays, closed.

Entrance

Free

Contemporary Art Museum Forestal Park

 

It occupies the west wing of the Palace of Fine Arts, where the Academy of Fine Arts was originally located. In the neoclassical building, inaugurated in 1910, there are collections of modern and contemporary art.

Address

Ismael Valdés Vergara 506

Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 to 19.00. Sunday, 11.00 to 18.00. Monday and holidays, closed.

Entrance

Free

National Historic Museum

 

It was founded on May 2, 1911. After operating in several venues, in 1982 it arrives at the building where the Real Audiencia ran in the Plaza de Armas. The collections are made up of different objects that allow to build stories about the national history of Chile.

Address

Plaza de Armas 951.

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 18.00.

Entrance

Free.

Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

 

The museum works in a building of the Colony, built in 1805 to house the Palace of the Royal Customs. It was inaugurated in December 1981 from a private collection, bringing together the art of peoples of the continent, prior to the arrival of the Spaniards.

Address

Bandera 361

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 18.00.

Entrance

Chileans and foreign residents: $1.000 general $500 students. Foreign: $7.000 general $3.500 students.

Visual Arts Museum

 

This space was inaugurated in 2001 and seeks to preserve, bring and disseminate to the public the national heritage of contemporary art through its collection of Chilean art. Next to it is the Archaeological Museum of Santiago.

Address

José Victorino Lastarria 307.

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 19.00.

Entrance

$1.000 adults y tourists. $500 Students. Free entrance: Senior citizens (over 60 years old), kids under 10, students of art, architecture, design, art history, photography, esthetic, film, history, anthropology and archeology. Sunday, free for everyone. 

Violeta Parra Museum

 

This space covers the life and work of Violeta Parra, combining her visual and musical work, so we can learn about the cultural legacy that the Chilean artist left to the world.

Address

Av. Vicuña Mackenna 37.

Hours

Tuesday to Friday, 9.30 to 18.00. Saturday to Sunday, 11.00 to 18.00.

Entrance

Voluntary contribution

Museum of American Popular Art

 

It was inaugurated in 1943 by the University of Chile with a selection of popular art pieces from the continent. After passing through several places, in 2008 he moved to the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center.

Address

Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 227.

Hours

Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 to 20.00. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 11.00 to 20.00.
Entrance

Free

House Museum La Chascona

 

It is destined to spread the life of the poet Pablo Neruda with access to the environments in which he lived and created part of his works. He baptized the house as La Chascona by the nickname of Matilde Urrutia, his hidden love in 1953 when he began to build the building.

Address

Fernando Márquez de la Plata 0192

Hours

March to December: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 18.00. January and February: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 19.00.

Entrance

$6.000 general and $2.000 students and chilean senior citizens.

Vicuña Mackenna Museum

 

It diffuses characteristics of the city and its development, from the urban legacy of Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, intendant of Santiago between 1872 and 1875. It was inaugurated in 1957 in the same house that Vicuña Mackenna occupied.

Address

Vicuña Mackenna 94

Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 17.30.

Entrance

Free

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