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4 Museos in 1 ! MUSEUM OF THE SEA, HISTORY OF BEACH RESORTS, MUSEUM COLLECTIBLES, INSECTARIUM Over 5000 specimens you never imagined you would see. History of Punta del Este, hundreds of photos. Pirates and buccaneers room. Collectibles: vintage...more
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La Barra de Maldonado, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

Perfect tour for those who like museums. Lots of antiques and filled with huge and beautiful fossils. Highly recommend, one ticket cost 200 pesos

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank giovanna261
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

This was a lot more interesting than we expected. Fun to walk around during a rainy day- lots to see. Educational

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MsColorado
Reviewed January 26, 2019

Spent the better part of the morning exploring this museum in order to escape the heat. We were pleasantly surprised at the content and the size. Unfortunately, not a lot of English descriptions, but we figured it out. It has a lot of information on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

Amazing animals and good explanation in Spanish and English. Beautiful place with vegetation and place to rest. You can go by car or by bus to Barra and then walking 1 km apron

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anagracielal2017
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a gem which we only discovered this year. My boys were flabbergasted at the array of whale and other sea creatures’ skeletons on display. There are many other elements such as vintage tin cans and the history of traditional Uruguayan sea resorts including...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarinaLussich
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Many of the specimens are bleached by years in formaldehyde and some unrecognisable as creatures, let alone fish, but this is part of the joy of this place. Honestly. It’s a rambling shared personal love of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gavin P
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Main exhibition of sea animals and fishes. But also several interesting pictures of old uruguayan cities, which may be tourist never saw before.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Pedro B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A surprising place, but the smell is like a place not attended, it was good to know, you must be ver enthusiatic of sea to go.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank matilde_paz
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Worth the visit with kids when it is raining. 3 hours visit is good enough. It is an expensive taxi from Peninsula, although a quick ride.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank marcellob1978
Reviewed January 26, 2018

sort of history of Punta del Este very rudimentary but nice. Old phots of the beginnings of this area and information about how it was formed from a sea place where people went to rest to what it is today

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jane S
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The day we went it closed at 17h (5pm), therefore you better call. I think we went on a weekday off peak season. Depending on how much you like to dive into the details, take pictures, you'll need between 1 to 2 hours in... More
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