Archaeological Museum, La Serena

3.5
#7 of 18 in Museums in Coquimbo Region
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While modest in size, Archaeological Museum boasts an extensive and varied collection. Familiarize yourself with local history or travel farther back in time to the museum’s pre-Columbian archives. At 2.94 m (9.65 ft) high sits one of the museum’s most popular artifacts: a genuine Easter Island moai, located in the Polynesia gallery. Note that displays are in Spanish only and audio guides are unavailable. Add Archaeological Museum and other attractions to your La Serena trip itinerary using our La Serena trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • We visited may museums of with ancient artifacts and history on our three week tour of Chile. Small museums can be better. For example, the small museum in Vina del Mar with the statue of the Moai...  more »
  • We were looking forward to visiting this Museum since booking our holiday; unfortunately most of the building was closed for restoration and renovation and we were only allowed entry to the "sample...  more »
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  • At the time of my visit, some rooms in the Museum were being renovated and closed but, for the few I visited, the archeological items (potteries mostly) were spectacular and well lit with a nice museography, only there were too few. The entrance was free and the staff really friendly. So, in the end, this was quite a small museum but it was very much worth visiting. It took me less than twenty minutes to do it and I don't see any reason to skip it unless you are allergic to Museums.
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