Visit free museums in the host cities and all around Chile

A new measure was implemented on March 3, 2015 which grants free visits to the Libraries, Archives and Museums of Dibam museums. Learn about them and find out where they are located.

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago (National Fine Arts Museum)

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes seeks to contribute to the knowledge and dissemination of visual artistic practices according to the codes, era and context of development.

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago (National Museum of Natural History)

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Provides a sample of the origin of life and the Earth, and highlights Chile’s natural and cultural landscapes, emphasizing the biodiversity of its flora and fauna and its relationship with indigenous people.

Photo credit: Felipe Infante. The objects in this picture belong to the Museo de Historia Natural collection.

Museo Histórico Nacional, Santiago (National Historical Museum)

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The mission of the Museo Histórico Nacional is to provide the national and international community access to the country’s history, by revealing Chile’s identity through the collection, conservation, research and disclosure of the tangible and intangible heritage comprising Chile’s historical memory.

Photo credit: Josefina López. The object in this picture belong to the Museo Histórico Nacional collection.

Museo de Antofagasta, Antofagasta (Antofagasta Museum)

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It exhibits Antofagasta’s natural and cultural history, showing its geological, paleontological and mineral features, along with its pre-Hispanic settlement and the history of the saltpeter industry.

Photo credit: Josefina López. The objects in this picture belong to the Museo de Antofagasta collection.

Museo Arqueológico de La Serena, La Serena (Archaeological Museum of La Serena)

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The Museum was born from the merger of the Museo Arqueológico and the Museo de Historia Regional, and has about 12 thousand archaeological, ethnographic and paleontological objects. It is currently being renovated.

Photo credit: Museo Arqueológico de La Serena collection.

Museo Histórico Gabriel González Videla, La Serena (Gabriel González Videla Historical Museum)

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Pays permanent tribute to the former president of Chile and exhibits his areas of expertise.

Photo credit: Josefina López. The objects in this picture belong to the Museo Histórico Gabriel González Videla collection.

Museo Gabriela Mistral, Vicuña (Gabriela Mistral Museum)

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This museum is located in the city of Vicuña, within the Elqui Valley, and it is dedicated to the life and work of Chilean poet, winner of the 1945 Nobel Literature Prize and the 1951 National Literature Prize.

Photo credit: Josefina López. The objects in this picture belong to the Museo Gabriela Mistral collection.

Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaíso, Valparaíso (Natural History Museum of Valparaíso)

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Located in Palacio Lyon of Valparaíso, it has natural sciences and anthropology collections.

Photo credit: Romina Moncada. The object in this picture belong to the Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaíso collection.

Museo de Artes Decorativas, Santiago (Museum of Decorative Arts)

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This museun offers a place for aesthetic enjoyment and art education and display, as well as useful and beautiful objects.

Photo credit: Nicolás Aguayo. The object in this picture belong to the Museo de las Artes Decorativas collection.

Museo Histórico Dominico, Santiago (Dominico Historical Museum)

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This museum is located in Centro Patrimonial Recoleta Dominica. This ecclesiastical museum features the heritage of this order.

Photo credit: Josefina López. The objects in this picture belong to the Museo Histórico Dominico collection.

Museo de la Educación Gabriela Mistral, Santiago (Gabriela Mistral Museum of Education)

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This museum brings together Chile’s educational history.

Photo credit: Museo de la Educación Gabriela Mistral collection.

Museo Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, Santiago (Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna Museum)

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Dedicated to disseminating the life and work of the Chilean historian and politician, Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna (1831-1886).

Photo credit: Nicolás Aguayo. The objects in this picture belong to the Museo Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna collection.

Museo Regional de Rancagua, Rancagua (Regional Museum of Rancagua)

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This museum goes over the regional history, trades related to mining and metallurgy, and the development of local agriculture.

Photo credit: Josefina López. The object in this picture belong to the Museo Regional de Rancagua collection.

Museo de Historia Natural de Concepción, Concepción (Museum of Natural History of Concepción)

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Its current exhibition is geared towards natural and cultural regional history, through the value enhancement of its collections.

Photo credit: Roxana Torres. The objects in this picture belong to the Museo de Historia Natural collection.

Museo Mapuche de Cañete, Cañete (Mapuche Museum of Cañete)

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This museum honours the culture of Mapuche people, protecting their valuable ancestral material heritage.

Photo credit: Josefina López. The object in this picture belong to the Museo Mapuche collection.

Museo Regional de la Araucanía, Temuco (Regional Museum of the Araucanía Region)

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This musuem collects regional cultural heritage, holding nearly 3,000 cultural heritage objects, arranged in archaeological, ethnographic, pictorial, photographic and historical collections.

Photo credit: Josefina López. The objects in this picture belong to the Museo Regional de la Araucanía collection.

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