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The End of the World Museum-Museo del Fin del Mundo

Avenida Maipu 173, Ushuaia 9410, Argentina
2901 421 863
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Ranked #29 of 33 Attractions in Ushuaia
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

LOuPro has mistakenly written his review on the Maritime and Prison Museum on St Martin. Fin del Mundo is a very small museum on Maipu which is the waterfront road . The fact is that there is only one floor. The exhibitions are interesting and informative and we enjoyed the models of various birds but were disappointed when we soon... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had difficulty finding this museum. It is on the east side of the town ( away from the airport) and it is not only about the Ushaia as a Penal Colony. Do not be misled by the building on San Martin which has effigies of prisoners hanging out of the windows, although there is a museum upstairs in the... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It´s just one room with little stuff. The gide though, made a really great effort to make it interesting, which he accomplished, but he talked for too long. We had to stand in the same place for nearly 40 minutes, really tiring! Not quite worth the price

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

For the end of the word, they've made rather a good job of fashioning tourist attractions out of not very much at all in Ushuaia. We went to this museum because we thought we really ought to, but we actually thoroughly enjoyed it. It's in the old prison, and it's been left very much as it was so you get... More 

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antibes
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

very interesting old photos and a video of local population at the time of colonization. The history of native and Ushuaia settlement.

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Los Angeles, CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a small museum in two parts, one building houses an exhibit tracing the mapping of the "end of the world" -- that is, Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic continent. Early maps had fanciful depictions of the unknown land to the south extending up into the Indian Ocean almost to India! The other building houses a collection of... More 

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Good place to go when you can't enjoy the outdoor activities due to bad weather. It takes 4 - 5 hours to view, includes different sections, incl. art, old prison, expeditions, native Yamana etc.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This museum was a definite on our to do list in Ushuaia. I was certainly interesting, particularly the sections on the settlement of Ushuaia and the native people. We found limited attractions in Ushusaia unless you wanted to travel so I do think it is a worth a visit - not that you need much the town and location are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

All the operators seem to take their guests at the same time so it's very busy and the queues for the train are lengthy.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
21 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

There are some interesting facts/ interesting photos in this museum, but it is very bland. It is formed by two buildings about 250m apart. I enjoyed reading about the shipwrecks but it was a bit weak. Two rooms were dedicated to photos of the local wildlife that I am sure you could find on the Internet.

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