The institution displays around 1,402 objects that make up various collections representative of the origin and the history of the archipelago. In the archeological section the most outstanding items are the instruments made of stone by the first human tribes on the island and found at Puente Quilo, the oldest settlement of hunters and collectors in Chiloé (4,200 B.C.).
The area of religious imagery is made up by statues of virgins and saints carved in polychromed wood by craftsmen in the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. In turn, the ethnographic collection is made up by basket works made with typical vegetable fibers from the marshlands on the island, used in rural and domestic tasks.
In addition to the textile exhibition, which presents all the process from shearing to the production of varied natural textiles, the work made by artist Erminia Ule -the last ceramic artist in Chiloé- may be appreciated.
The building also treasures a replica of the Ancud schooner, a protagonist of the inclusion of the Magallanes Region into Chilean territory.
The tour ends at “The Yard of Memories” and “The Yard of Mithology”, where there are works made by artists from Chiloé that complete the cultural proposal made by the regional museum in the city.
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Useful DataOpening hours
from Tuesdays thru Fridays, from 10am to 5pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 2pm.Bear in mind
Various cultural activities and temporary shows invite to take part in local artistic happenings and meet artists at the Challanco room in the museum.