In the Yungay neighborhood and very close to important attractions, locals and visitors can live an unforgettable experience with the unprecedented proposal of the Workshop Museum, which brings together a valuable set of carpentry tools, whose pieces are part of the personal collection of Francisco Dittborn Baeza.
The museum opened its doors in a house in the San Isidro neighborhood and in 2020 it moved to its current location, where pieces are exhibited, such as saws, hammers, levelers, drills, meters, brushes, dated between 1870 and 1950. In addition to the recreation of a carpentry workshop.
The set has been gathered for more than 15 years of a passionate search work in old workshops, turneries and antiques fairs, in Santiago, Valparaíso and the world.
The sample is organized according to the phases of the carpentry process, which begins with the action of measuring and marking; to get on with cutting, planing, drilling and assembling work.
The tools are displayed in display cabinets, drawers or hung on shelves and the tour allows visitors to connect with the history and uses of each of the jewels on display.But much more than a sample, the Museum Workshop of Tools is a generous delivery by Francisco Dittborn, who as an enthusiastic carpenter and passionate collector, put at the service of the community, what he considers “the ultimate test of human ingenuity”.
The museum also conducts carpentry workshops for adults and children, taught by experts. At the end of each one, the participants take away the article they made.
Compañía de Jesús, 2784, Santiago.