Learn more about the Chilean navy and maritime heritage at Museo Maritimo Nacional, a leading cultural attraction that displays a wealth of artifacts and objects, new and old. Across 17 showrooms, the museum tells the story of the nation's adventures and battles at sea, starting with the 1818 War of the Pacific and continuing to the present day. See ship replicas, documents, and other historical items relating to the lives of military heroes, including Arturo Prat. Put Museo Maritimo Nacional into our Valparaiso day trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Valparaiso.
Museo Maritimo Nacional reviews
Museum with good objects but not really telling a story. Focusing on few men whom were leaders in wars. OK museum if you need to kill time. more »
The museum, which covers the history of the Chilean Navy sits atop a hill overlooking the working port of Valparaiso. It was closed when visited because of unrest but the building was interesting as..... more »
At 2000-3000 pesos (2 dollars-ish) for the ticket, this place is a steal. There are 20 rooms, that start with the first armada and end with Chile's part of antartica. Lots of historical artifacts like revolvers, fusiles, shotguns, cannons, sabres, figure heads, boat parts, wheels, etc - and all the history that goes with it. The exposition on Esmeralda (the boat that was sunk during the Battle of Iquique during the War of the Pacific, Chile v Peru) is incredible. They have dishes, figure heads, clothes, even the mast of the boat. You don't realize how huge everything on a boat is until you're standing next to an anchor...
A great museum with a lot of character. Very detailed summary of Chilean maritime history.
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