A visit to the Regional Museum of Ancud invites visitors to come close to the main testimonies of the identity of Chiloé.
The Regional Museum is one of the most relevant institutions in town. It unveils the cultural identity and history of the archipelago through the heritage value it displays. As a result of a patient collection task performed by the local community, this museum has managed to rescue and preserve a significant amount of objects that give evidence of the part Ancud played in the growth of the island as a key spot as a communication route to the continent.
Just like other landmarks from the island’s past, the origins of the museum date back to the labor of the Salesian missionaries. Father Audelio Bórquez Canobra was the main figure in charge of recovering the heritage kept by the locals to give shape to a complete collection granted to the Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos (DIBAM) in 1976 for the creation of the museum.
The institution displays around 1,402 objects that make up various collections representative of the origin and the history of the archipelago. In the archeological section the most outstanding items are the instruments made of stone by the first human tribes on the island and found at Puente Quilo, the oldest settlement of hunters and collectors in Chiloé (4,200 B.C.).
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Level of Difficulty: Low
Duration: 1 Hour
Timetables: From Tuesdays thru Fridays, from 10am to 5pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 2pm.
Contact: Museo Regional Ancud
Libertad 370 (5710000) Ancud, X Región, Chile Tel: +56 65-2622413
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