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Chilean Museum of "Pre-Columbian" Art
Banderas 361, corner of Compaņia, Santiago (Metro Plaza de Armas)
Description: a permanent exhibition of items predating the Spanish conquest, consisting of over 3,000 specimens of ceramics, textiles, sculptures and others.
Timetable: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Popular American Art Museum
Compaņia 2691, Santiago
(56-02) 682-2208 / 682-1480
Description: this museum belongs to the University of Chile's Art School and displays representative samples of the popular art of different countries in the American Continent, donated by their respective governments to mark the occasion of the University's first centenary (1842-1942)
Timetable: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.00 noon and from 2.30 to 4 p.m.
National Natural History Museum
Quinta Normal, Santiago
(56-02) 680-4631 / 680-4615
Description: it contains valuable anthropological, botanical, entomological, geological, hydro-biological, taxidermy and zoological specimens, as well as exhibits of Chile's native plants and mineral ores.
Timetable: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.; Sundays and holidays from noon to 5.30 p.m. (April through August) and from 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (September through March). The museum will be closed on January 1, Holy Friday, May 1, September 18 and 19, November 1 and December 25.
Cathedral Church, Plaza de Armas s/n
Description: on display in its three halls: the Sacristy, the Chapter House and the Library, you will find valuable religious imagery as well as valuable manuscripts and other works of the 16th - 18th centuries.
Timetable: mornings only Mondays from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m.
San Francisco Colonial Museum
Londres 4, Santiago (Metro Universidad de Chile)
Description: this museum displays priceless religious and colonial art collections.
Timetable: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m., Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
National Historical Museum
Plaza de Armas 951, Santiago
(56-02) 638-1411/ 633-0462
Description: this museum harbors a collection of almost 12,000 items reflecting Chilean history as from the first appearance of groups of human beings in the territory up to the present day.
Timetable: Tuesday through Sunday from 5.30 p.m. On holidays from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
"La Chascona" Museum House (Neruda's home)
Fernando Marquez de la Plata 019, Bellavista.
Description: this house was home to Chile's literary Nobel Prize Laureate, poet Pablo Neruda. Within one may peruse original manuscripts by the Chilean bard, as well as items collected by him over the years and the canvases he received as gifts from painters Siqueiros and Rivera.
Timetable: Visits programmed every half hour when previously arranged by calling (56-02) 777-8741.
MIM Inter-Active Museum
Sebastapol 90, Parque Brasil (La Granja). Paradero 13 Avenida Vicuņa Mackenna.
(56-02) 280-7812/ 280-7862
Description: There are 14 exhibition halls with over 300 science, art and nature exhibitions which may be explored using one's senses.
Timetable: Tuesday through Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.