National History Museum
The history of Chile, chronologically ordered and divided into different rooms. A real journey into the past!
History and more history!
A must-see for lovers of all aspects of history; this museum has an extensive collection of all kinds of objects which makes a walk though it become a complete journey into the past, perfectly ordered into periods. Helpful for those who want to spend more time in certain eras and skip others. By dividing it into rooms you can visit an old indigenous city, the final years of the colonial era, independence, the methods of transport which revolutionised systems of production, the great depression of the 20s, incipient Chilean democracy from the 30s to 1973 and a host of other rooms. And that's not all. The museum also has stand alone collections with particular themes, such as textiles and clothing, decorative arts, furniture, paintings and prints, coins and medals, books and photography. Of this last art form alone, the museum has more than 100,000 pieces, a third of which have been digitalized for the enjoyment of all and can be admired on the website created for that purpose: Fotografía Patrimonial (www.fotografiapatrimonial.cl). The museum is where it has always been in the old Palacio de la Real Audiencia de Santiago (Royal Court of Santiago), a magnificent building which serves as a foretaste of the wonders contained inside.