Located in the Anwandter House, in the center of the city in front of the river, it is considered a National Historic Landmark since 1981, and it is part of the UACh’s Dirección Museológica and the Arts and Cultural Campus. Its diverse and valuable collections provide insight into the history of our regional and national multi-ethnic society.
The Anwandter House, which is the Historical and Anthropological Museum Maurice van de Maele, was built in the 1860’s by Carl Anwandter, a pioneer of German colonization in Valdivia, in order to serve room to his family and also the subsequent installation of the first national brewery next to it. After the fire of 1912 that destroyed the factory, the site was purchased by Compañía de Cervecerías Unidas, which used these facilities until 1960 when it was destroyed again by the earthquake of that year. Soon after, Universidad Austral de Chile purchased the land and started the restoration work of the house. Its diverse and valuable collections provide insight into the history of our regional and national multi-ethnic society.
 The Chilean United Breweries Company.