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Museo Maritimo de Ushuaia

Address: Yaganes y Gobernador Paz. Ex Presidio, Ushuaia 9410 , Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2901 43-7481
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Ranked #17 of 32 Attractions in Ushuaia
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The End of the World Prison as a correctional facility closed in...
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The End of the World Prison as a correctional facility closed in 1947, now houses the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, with a vast collection of models that relate the maritime history of Tierra del Fuego from the arrival of the first explorers. The Prison Museum that highlights the history of the criminal and the lives of prisoners in each of the old cells and support screens, local history and development of the city of Ushuaia is reported. The Antarctic Museum with exhibits on the expeditions of the most famous explorers like Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton, Nordenskjold. Marine Museum of Art with the leading marine Argentine artists and Art Gallery with Temporary Exhibitions Audio guides in English,Spanish,Portuguese and French
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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Prisoners played a major part in populating the Ushuaia area. This museum does a fine job in defining their role. The prisoners were the slaves that the some of the first and still standing structures of this town. They also constructed the railroad. The museum has this history plus maritime history and art. All are worth visiting. It's a must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

definately worth a stop, especially on a rainy day. Museum shows both maritime history and prison life in one visit, great visit.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is in the old prison of Ushuaia and there is a really random selection of displays as almost every cell - seemingly hundreds - all had small displays. Some were nicer and newer that others but there was a ton of info about the prison, antarctic travels, modern art, regional history. Crazy cool and a very helpful intro to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ushuaia is a very beautiful place to have a prison. I think that a truly brutal place to have a prison would be Cape Horn! The museum was an eclectic mixture of exhibitions so everyone will have something they are interested in there. I enjoyed most the actual prison--seeing the renovated wing and the original looking wing was a great... More 

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is the biggest museum in Ushuaia and covers several aspects of the history and ecology of the area. It's variable in its presentation and not a patch on getting out into the real thing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

There are some interesting exhibits, but most are dated and dry. The admission price is quite steep for what is provided in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited this museum while staying in Ushuaia. Our guide was from Rumbor Sur and she made the visit very interesting. Providing it in English and Spanish we found out a little about the Yamana people (Indigenous tribe) as well as seeing the actual prison building containing many cells. The museum has quite a number of facets - not just... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It has surprised me. The preserved prison cells, their bathrooms and showers called my attention. It is nothing impressive, but it is worth taking one hour to go there. At the bar there is a nice hot chocolate with the traditional Argentinean submarine chocolate.

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Springwood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Was bit pricey to enter, and was an old prison with some cell blocks restored to clean display rooms for artifacts and model ships etc. Can be cold in here, so rug up. Has cafe in central zone and some gift shops around the complex. You can kill a few hours in here, if waiting for one's cruise boarding time... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Ok its no Pensecola, but I guess if your into that stuff, well they have some nice little ships. And I like the uniforms.

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