Pre-Columbian Historic museum of Chile

Pre-columbian art Museum in Santiago, Chile.

Pre-columbian historic Museum in Santiago, Chile.

This Museum was inaugurated in 1981 by the Larrain Echenique Foundation , owner of the collection  and the Municipality of Santiago.

The Pre-Columbian Historic museum of Chile is located in  Compañia Street – from the Plaza de Armas heading  west – advancing one block in the middle of Santiago downtown. On its outside a vestibule was constructed in 1977, to allow the pedestrian crossing by the covered path, and a new wall was constructed. The building, of two floors, has in its interior two patios surrounded by columns and corridors.

At the moment the collection of the museum counts with 3,110 pieces that include a period of approximately 10,000 years of America history. Count with a library specialized in pre-Columbian art, archeology, anthropology and American prehistory with an approximated collection of 6,000 volumes of books, 500 titles of magazines and 1,900 offprint. The material of the library is in disposition, only, of the partners of the museum.

The schedule is Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18 hours and festive from 10 to 14 hours. The January 1st, May 1st, 18th and 19th of September and December 25th, is closed. The entrance gets a cost of $2.000; for students with membership card it is free.