Are you fond of history? Or do you love taking a journey to the past? Here is a list of famous museums in Santiago that let you know the historical stories of the city. Explore these popular museums of Santiago to educate yourself! You can visit things to do in Santiago page if you want to check all other attractions and activities.
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#1 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 3813 times in trip plans
Avenida Matucana 501, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos is dedicated to the people who were the victims under the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and offer documents, letter, posters and photographs of one of the most troubled times in Chile.
The museum contains interesting facts and has graphic exhibitions that give us a peak into the times when huma...
#2 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 736 times in trip plans
Av. Italia 1122, Santiago, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
The Barrio Italia was founded in 1910 when an Italian family started a hat factory here soon many restaurants, museums and workshops graced its historic pathways.
The place is known for its Antique shops, historic museum collection and romantic restaurants where you can grab bit with your loved with over a candle-lit seating! The place also has int...
#3 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 426 times in trip plans
Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
08:30 am - 07:00 pm
The Central Post Office and Museum in Santiago was built in 1882 and is a fine example of French styled architecture, designed by popular Chilean architect Ricardo Brown. The office has a museum where you can see stamps from all over the world and if you love to collect stamps, you can buy some at the post office.
Art and architecture lovers will l...
#4 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 371 times in trip plans
Plaza de Armas 951, Santiago, Santiago de Chile, Region Metropolitana, Chile
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
National History Museum encompasses the journey of Chile through its wars, ruling eras, railroads and art collection including the political history of Chile up to 1973 when Chile’s president Salvador Allende, was disposed and Augusto Pinochet came to power. The detailed exhibition explains all the trials and tribulations of Chile but also ce...
#5 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 7718 times in trip plans
Calle Jose Victorino Lastarria 90, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
The neighborhood of Lastarria or Barrio Lastarria is one of the most beautifully maintained historic places in Chile and you can take a walk through pathways which embracehouses built in the 19th century, a burst of cafes and restaurants and a bohemian ambience which is simply Chile at its best!
The barrio is loved for carrying its history and the ...
#6 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 3728 times in trip plans
Bandera 361, Santiago, Chile
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino showcases America’s Pre-Columbian treasures. The museum was founded in 1981 by Sergio Larrain Garcia Moreno- a Chilean Philanthropist. His donation of ancient American art and artifacts has been matched over years by generous donation especially that of Latin American historic objects and art. The museum...
#7 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 2262 times in trip plans
Av. Punta Arenas 6711, La Granja, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
09:30 am - 06:30 pm
The Museo Interactivo Mirador was founded by the First Lady Marta Larraechea in 1995 through the Foundation New Times which supports learning science through interactive methods.
The museum is one such endeavor of the foundation to make learning easy, fun and relatable to people of all ages. Many famous people including Michelle Obama have toured t...
#8 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 2452 times in trip plans
Matucana 520, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Parque Quinta Normal is a district in Santiago and is spread over 33.5 hectares of area and accommodates several museums in its green.
The park was founded in the 1840’s to grow foreign plants in greenhouses and spread to cover a vast area adjoining it. Today the park’s lush green trees and beautiful shaded pathways reminds you to s...
#9 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 972 times in trip plans
Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
The San Francisco Church is the oldest building in Santiago and dates back to the 16th century. The clock tower was added during the 1800s and is the forth one to be installed here after the earthquake took a toll on them. The church itself has survived several earthquakes with only the originally tower being replaced for the fourth time.
Due to it...
#10 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 544 times in trip plans
Parque Quinta Normal, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
The Chilean National Museum of History, one of the oldest national history museums in South American, was founded in 1830 by Claudio Gay- the French naturalist. Even after the earthquakes of 1906 and 1927 damaged the museum, today the place stands sturdy and showcases some of the best collection in the fields of botany, zoology and mineralogy among...
#11 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 538 times in trip plans
Merced 860, Centro Histórico de Santiago, Chile
The Red House or Casa Colorado was built in 1796 by Joseph de la Vega for Mateo de Toro y Zambrano- a political figure in Chile. Today the house adorns the street of Santiago by keeping a lesson of history and art alive and breathing.
The house is called ‘Red’ hinting to its deep-red walls and exudes classic colonial design.
The house u...
#12 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 352 times in trip plans
Calle Interior Quinta Normal, Santiago, Región Metropolitana Metro Quinta Normal, Linea 5, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
10:00 am - 05:50 pm
With 22 of its train exhibits declared as National Historic Landmark, the Museo Ferroviario de Santiago is heaven for Railway lovers who would like to know the history of the engines along with its technicality.
The museum has an exclusive, vintage steam-engine collection from all over South America and is kind of a niche museum with its own charm....
#13 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 2164 times in trip plans
Ismael Valdes Vergara, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
11:00 am - 07:00 pm
Neighbors with the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary arts is home to some of the most classic Chilean and International art-work in Santiago. The museum has over 2800 pieces which trace the growth of Chile’s historic art to its present day art scene and celebrates trending artists and their unique creations.
#14 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 305 times in trip plans
Av Portales 3530, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Museo Artequin was founded in 1993 to have a museum where locals could learn Art. The colorful museum is centered towards children with interactive workshops, temporary and permanent exhibitions and guided tours which complete the experience. The building itself- ‘Paris Pavilion’ is a National Monument and is an architectural art piece ...
#15 of 18 Museums in Santiago | Added 183 times in trip plans
Calle Alonso de Sotomayor 4110, Alonso de Sotomayor, Vitacura, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
10:30 am - 05:00 pm
Ralli Museum is one of the 5 museums offered by Harry Recanati Foundation all over the world and is spread across 3 floors along with a Patio where sculptures are showcased.
The collection consists of Latin American and European art and is loved for its sheer variety of sculptures and paintings.
Rene Magritte room where an amaz...