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Museo Maritimo de Ushuaia

., Ushuaia 9410 , Argentina
02901 437-481/ 43632
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Ranked #15 of 33 attractions in Ushuaia
Type: Museums, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Maybe we had bad luck, but there where a lot of rooms and wings closed when we visited the museum. We saw the model ships, the renovated and the old jail wing. But its an interesting museum. There are a lot of photographies and stories about the early days in Ushuaia and the prisoners there. It is worth to see... More

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I loved the part of the museum which exhibits the history of the prison and first discoveries of Ushuaia is very interesting. The rest was not worth it for me, bad lighting or no lighting on the last exhibion. But still worth the price, though you do want to leave the prison when you are done ;)

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a five in one museum as it has many different sections showcasing the different museums in one place. There is a prison museum which is the actual prison preserved the way it was in the olden times when prisoners for life were brought to this place from where no one could escape. Besides this there is the Yamana... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We spent more time than we expected here. There were many different aspects of history and an art gallery. we visited early in the morning and then returned later in the day as the ticket is valid over 2 days. If you are interested in penal history and /or Antarctic explorers it is worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Lots of history within and many stories and photos and some life size models of past inmates. There is a mixture of prison history, maritime history and Ushuaia history all mixed in together, which was a little annoying and confusing. I think it would have been better to have all the prison history together and so on. Entry was 110... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I was looking for things to do while awaiting my boat to Antarctica and found this museum. Spent more time in it than I expected. It is an old prison, the reason Ushuaia exists, converted to a museum. Each wing contains a different aspect of history. I found it very interesting and an enjoyable afternoon, much more so than the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I spent an entire morning in the museum and could have stayed longer. There is an enormous amount to see, covering to original penal settlement and gaol, maritime history, art, and of course antarctic exploration. Definitely worth a visit.

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Hong Kong.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

To be very honest, there was nothing to dislike in the whole museum complex. The guides there were most informative and explained it all in great detail. The wrecks all had very clear and detailed leaflets outlining why and how they sank or were wrecked, adding to the value of the pictures. How the Prisoners survived their sentences, if at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Spent a good afternoon in this Museum but there were so many different parts couldn't get round them all. The ticket is actually valid for 24 hours, I believe, so if you have the time might be worth going one afternoon then again the following morning to make the most of it. The museum is in the former prison and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Larger, more varied and more interesting than anticipated, this museum requires a walk up a daunting hill, but is worth it! Lots of history!

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