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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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Ushuaia City and Museums Half-Day Tour
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Ranked #17 of 52 things to do in Ushuaia
Type: Historic sites, Specialty museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was...
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Type: Historic sites, Specialty museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was 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. Museum of Art Marine, with the leading argentine artists marinists and Art Gallery with Temporary Exhibitions Audioguides in English,Spanish,Portuguese and French
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Great Neck, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Small and informative. The movie was interesting and I learned a lot about the area. Also display of wild life.

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Morgan Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Museum on February 24. It was a pleasant surprise. Lots of detail on the prison laid out in cells. Much of the descriptions and stories are in English as well as Spanish. There is also a section of the museum that is the actual prison cells, unchanged from the original prison-i.e. not restored or anything. You could... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were very pleased with this visit and we stayed other there more than two hours. The museum deals with plenty of subjects, from the history of the prison itself to the maritime expeditions in the area. The guided tour was great; do not miss them (in spanish only).

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Aus in Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We loved this museum, that is set in an old prison so each arm of the prison is a different aspect of history of this region. There were many things to see, and we could focus on what we were interested in, so didn't have to look at everything. There is a great collection of the maritime history of this... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The museum has potential to be better. Nevertheless, in a rainy day it is a good option to spend time. There is a locker in which you can store your packback.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Situated a short hike up a road at the end of the town this museum is easy to find (signage is good). Outside are some metal figures portraying prisoners which are very good. Inside the building is split into sections and it takes a fair time to do it all justice. There are individual displays in the upstairs cells and... More 

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You start with some maritime exhibits but you should bypass these and head for the cell blocks especially the old original one. There are five wings but only a couple are open and one has been turned into a very good art gallery.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Going back in time to see how the prisoners lived. You will also find other interesting exhibits of the past as well as present art collections.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Well presented and interesting. Was worth spending couple of hours here on wet day and then have really nice lunch

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Maritime museum in Ushuaia presents the history of a Prison. For me it was more than old cells. The museum afforded an opportunity to get interesting pictures of angles, doors, light on walls. The best area for my pictures was the old or historical part of the prison. The museum offers other exhibits of the city history, the exploration... More 

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