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“fascinating” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nao Victoria Museo

Nao Victoria Museo
km 7,5 norte sitio 2A, Punta Arenas, Chile
+56 96400772
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Punta Arenas
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The Nao Victoria Museum is a private museum. It aims to provide a real experience in replicas of the most important ships in the Magallanes Region. There are four open replicas to visit in the Museum: Nao Victoria, the only fleet commanded by Ferdinand Magellan completed the first circumnavigation of the globe. James Caird, originally a lifeboat Endurance that sailed from Elephant Island to South Georgia during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton 1916. Goleta Ancud, the ship, under the command of Manuel Bulnes, President of Chile, took the sovereignty of the Magellan Strait to Chile with the construction of Fuerte Bulnes. HMS Beagle, the famous British Navy brig, under the command of Captain Fitz Roy raised cartography work of Magallanes Region. Aboard the boat mythical young Charles Darwin began writing his theory of evolution. The museum is interactive, has a technology platform that includes audioguide, touch screen, surround sound, and many replicas of ancient weapons that can be used by visitors to take pictures
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“fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

if you've ever wondered how large Magellan's actual ship was, the one that was first to circumnavigate the world, this is your chance to explore a full-size replica. as well as replica of Shackleton's liferaft. and they're building a replica of the Beagle, on which Darwin sailed

Visited January 2013
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“Just another replica.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The Victoria is visible in a backyard at the start of town. It is a poor replica which you have to splash through puddles to get to and then pay- did I say PAY HEAPS! The one in Rio Gallegos , Arg. is better presented and free.

Visited January 2013
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NaoVictoria, Owner at Nao Victoria Museo, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear Sir,

from your review, I can assume you haven't entered my museum, is also easy to understand you do not even visited the other replica which is in San Julian not in Rio Gallegos (same 780 km north of Punta Arenas) and is not free at all (price of admission being 3,5 US$). In our case, you have the possibility to visit the 1:1 replicas of three historical ships, such as Magellan's Nao Victoria, Shackleton's lifeboat James Caird and the Schooner Ancud (ship that brought the first Chilean settlers in Patagonia), and you think 6 US$ is paying heaps, i am afraid is just your opinion. If you add that we are now building the full size replica of the HMS Beagle (first ever in the world), and allow all visitors to see how we build it without extra charge (www.hmsbeagle.cl), I think your opinion is not really accurate as you did not actually visited the Museum. I am really sorry you had not time enough to visit the museum and stayed outside where, yes there is some ponds of water when is raining (yes, is Patagonia, it does rain sometimes in summer), and not, we are not in a backyard, but in a private venue, right at the entrance of the town from the airport, connected by public transport to the center of the town.
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“Great Initiative, Do Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

If you are at the Magellan Strait, you should visit the replica of his ship and imagine yourself doing that trip. It is a beautiful replica with good background information (audio tour or video screen).

This museum also has the replica of the Shackleton lifeboat and the Ancud, the Chilean schooner that sailed from Ancud on Chiloe island to claim sovereignty over the Magellan Strait in 1843. They are now building the Beagle, so this museum will get more and more interesting to visit.

It is on the way to the airport, so you can actually ask your taxi to stop for 30 minutes or more if you like boats) .. so it is easy to fit into your schedule.

Visited February 2013
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“Worth a visit while in Punta Arenas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

A beautifully done replica of a 15th century sailing vessel. You get of glimpse of what it was like living on those ships. Its about 15 minutes by taxi north of the city center.

Visited December 2012
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“both an interesting museum and a lovely place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

i surely recommend this place, the ship reconstruction is great, and for me so was the story about Shackleton which I was not familiar with.
I do wish the museum would develop as it plans, with more reconstructions and more content on ship exploration expeditions.
Ori

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