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'Brave is not the word'

I went to see this museum especially as I wanted to read about the los 33. Unfortunately for me all... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
donajay2015
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Mui Ne, Vietnam
Good exhibit of local Pre-Columbian Groups and Mining

This is a very good regional museum. Their collection of pottery and other items from the... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
happytraveler30183
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Sioux Falls
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“Very Interesting”
30 Jun 2016
“'Brave is not the word'”
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Atacama #98. Casilla 134, Correo, Copiapo, Chile
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Here you can find pieces of the rich history of the North of the Country. There's a room dedicated to nature, other to the War of the Pacific, another for the mining and in the central area, a space dedicated to the rescue of the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

I went to see this museum especially as I wanted to read about the los 33. Unfortunately for me all the articles were in Spanish. Dont let that put you off, the phots are explanation enough. There is a video about how they got the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

A really good little museum and free to enter. Most of the info is in Spanish but I expect still interesting if you cannot read everything. There is an interesting exhibit on the archaeology local cultures of the area, and the museum also contains the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank J L
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is a very good regional museum. Their collection of pottery and other items from the pre-Columbian groups which inhabited this area of the Atacama Desert is impressive. There is also a mummified puma from the Laguna Verde area. The capsule which was used in...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

Yes it is small and yes it won't keep you occupied for more than an hour, but the museum is full of little bits and pieces which make it worth a visit. As well as a history of Copiapó and the Chilean mining industry, there...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

This small but brilliant museum is hidden away on a corner street of the town. Inside it has wonderful collections from the mining, military and social history of the area. It contains the original Fenix Capsule deployed by Nasa for the famous "33" and a...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

This is a small museum. It is located in a former home that has been saved from the wrecking ball. There are really only four rooms open. The first displays furnishings from the time of the colonization of Chile. The second has some military memorabilia...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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