Avenida Err?zuriz 145
Santa cruz, Valle de colchaga CHILE

Opening hours

Contact details

Summer: Monday-Sunday: 10:00-19:00
Winter: 10:00-18:00

Closed: December 25th
January 1st


The Colchagua Museum was designed to incorporate the concept of a journey through the history of the planet and humankind in the Americas. The tremendous variety of collections that founder Carlos Cardoen has gathered over the years allows visitors to explore paleontology, archaeology, and Pre-Colombian art from Chile and throughout the Americas, as well as the History of the Conquest, Colonial times and Independence of Chile and the Americas and through the Republican era. It also includes thematic rooms dedicated to such topics as Modernity, the History and Development of Arms, traditional huaso gear, Coaches and Carriages, Agricultural Machinery, and the Railroad.

Located in Santa Cruz, 200 km (125 mi) south of Santiago, the capital of Chile, the Colchagua Museum is the largest and most diverse private museum in Latin America. The museum is in the heart of the Colchagua region, a tradition-filled rural area, home to the huaso (the traditional Chilean countryman), and where the traditional festivals and way of life are still celebrated and conserved.


Normal price: Ch$5.000
Children (6-18 years old): Ch$2.000
Students with ID: $2.000
Senior (60 years old): $3.000

Other useful information

Parking: yes
Guided tour: yes

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