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Regional Museum of Iquique

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Interesting pit stop

The museum is in a perfect location just near the beach on Baquedano, the popular pedestrian street... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Caroline K
Iquique, Chile
A Must...

This museum is a gem. Very comprehensive and detailed. You can find a mommy as well as a newspaper... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Claudia J
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The museum is in a perfect location just near the beach on Baquedano, the popular pedestrian street downtown. I often stop in and walk around the museum when it's really hot out or I have some time to kill. The workers are incredibly friendly, but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This museum is a gem. Very comprehensive and detailed. You can find a mommy as well as a newspaper archives from well over a hundred years. When I attended it, I was fortunate to be guided by the keeper of the newspaper archives and he...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Claudia J
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A well done and well organized museum, tracing the region's history from pre-Inca, to nitrate, to contemporary eras. The collection is fantastic and was a really insightful look into the region for a visitor; I would highly recommend it. The museum exudes pride in its...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Diana T
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Simply one of the best small local museums I have experienced. Don't be put off by what seems a jumble at first, which I attribute to a lack of funding.The collections are absolutely unique, but I found particularly fascinating the pre-Inca textiles of a quality...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank reprof
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Has quite an eclectic collection, ranging from 3000 BC to early 20th century gramaphones. Entrance is entirely free. Most of signage is in Spanish, but there is some English. Definitely helps if you have some Spanish knowledge, but many exhibits speak for themselves.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We were very impressed with the displays on both sides of the museum. I came away with a greater understanding of the very early history of this area of South America. Kudos to the city Father's and Mother's for having such an informative museum. .....More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 20 November 2016

At first sight, this seems a strange museum with a jumble of ancient mummies, stuffed animals, and odd bits, but the most interesting areas are the rooms explaining the history of the nitrate industry. Not only are there explanations of important events, the people who...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Paola H
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I saw mummies, pottery, textiles, hunting tools, and a huge collection of the salt boom era. Many rooms and free to enter. There is a little bit of history from seemingly every era, from the Inca up until the salt boom era with more modern...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Isabella D
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It was an interessant moment during our holidays, beautiful artifacts and good commentaries from employees.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Businesswomanitalia
Reviewed 16 December 2015

liked it. best part of banquedano other than the building fronts themselves. if in iquique it is a must but do not choose iquique for just this.

Date of experience: September 2015
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