The Municipal Historical Museum houses a significant collection of objects that give evidence of the origins of these southern communities.
This modern museum was created in April 1990 by the Carabineros de Chile. Its building, which rescues elements from the English pioneers’ architecture from a modern conception, shelters an interesting sample of the past of the Magellanic region, where vestiges of the Bories meat packing plant, the Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego and Captain Eberhard’s personal belongings stand out.
It includes 5 theme rooms: The world and primitive environments, Displays of the original environment and native human life, Colonization, Rural life and Urban Activities.
A collection of objects and tools is the testimony of the prehistory and the history of colonization. As well, there is an important photographic record of the 1930s. Pieces from the primitive kaweshkar and aonikenk cultures, as well as devices from the late XVIIIth and mid XIXth centuries, of German and English origin in perfect condition may be appreciated.
Duration: 1 hour.
Timetables: in the summer season, from Mondays thru Fridays from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 8pm. In the winter, from Mondays thru Fridays from 8.30am thru 12.30pm and from 2.30pm thru 6pm, Saturdays from 3pm thru 6pm.
Contact: Museo Histórico Municipal
Bulnes 285 (6160000) P. Natales / Torres del Paine, XII Región, Chile
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