This museum, which belongs to the Chilean Navy, was originally created in 1915 and operated on board the Huáscar, a battleship that participated in the War of the Pacific defending Peru and that was captured by the Chilean squadron in 1879. Many years later, it was restored as it contained much historical material that was still preserved in spite of the severe modifications it underwent in various battles.
Later, the National Navy arranged for all the elements exhibited in the Huáscar to be transferred to the Arturo Prat Naval School located on Artillery Hill, in Valparaíso. At present, it is located in the building of the former Naval School, on Paseo 21 de Mayo in Valparaíso.
You will be able to see a collection of 3 thousand objects such as flags, medals, model ships and uniforms, among others, which make it an attractive place of didactic learning, offering guided tours to groups of maximum 40 people, with a minimum of 48 hours' advance booking.