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Museo Maritimo del Presidio de Ushuaia

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Address: Yaganes y Gobernador Paz. Ex Presidio, Ushuaia 9410 , Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2901 43-7481
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was closed...
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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Very Interesting glimpse of history

This museum is a real time eater, you can wonder around seeing the various exhibition and reading the history of Antarctic expeditions of the past, the extinct native Indians, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really enjoyed walking around this museum giving a real insight in the way they lived in Ushuaia many years ago. It has lots of stories to tell and lots of items on display, it's set in an early period prison that gives a real good insight in the sort of people that settled in the area. It also has lots... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

bad weather option Nice to go and see some historic background, not real needed. Schlechtwetter option gut um historischen Hintergrund besser zu verstehen nicht zwingend dass man es gesehen hat

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This museum is a real time eater, you can wonder around seeing the various exhibition and reading the history of Antarctic expeditions of the past, the extinct native Indians, and the life in the prison. The exhibition is thrilling, you get a sense of the prison atmosphere, and you can spend hours in here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A great place to learn the maritime history of Tierra del Fuego and also some of the social history via synopsis' of some of the prison population. Good art museum, too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The guided tour is nice, it makes the visit much more interesting. You'll learn about the history of the region, and about some famous criminals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I was quite surprised to see and learn about the life in Ushuaia, in Argentina and in prison! It is a quite impressive and great visit. It is a very nice activity to do after skiing or having enjoyed all the good things the city has to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This museum has it all. It is actually 5 museums located in one big building that once was a prision. Excellent place to learn a bot of Ushuaia, the south pole, penguins, the sea and appreciate some weird but cool modern art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This prison museum and the Maritime Museum are the best way to learn about the history of the city. The prisoners built part of the city. The visit is very informative. The buildings are well maintained. Today, you can also find information about polar expeditions and about the first people living in Patagonia. Ushuaia is a very small town, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This prison converted museum is divided into four main components. The history of the prison and its inmates is the most fascinating one. Infact, a part of the prison has been left untouched. Worth spending a few hours learning about the history of Ushuaia & the prison. There is a souvenir shop which has some very interesting gifts to pick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a fascinating place, so much information to read, I can't possibly imagine how terrible a 'life' being imprisoned here would be. Even in summer with a fire burning this was a cold place. Wear a coat! Worth the time.

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Address: Yaganes y Gobernador Paz. Ex Presidio, Ushuaia 9410, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2901 43-7481
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Tierra del Fuego  >  Ushuaia

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