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Museo Yamana

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Address: Rivadavia 56, Ushuaia, Argentina
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+54 2901 42-2874

Los pueblos originarios fueguinos no dejaron construcciones en piedrani...

Los pueblos originarios fueguinos no dejaron construcciones en piedrani monumentos ni pinturas en la roca, y los restos fisicos de sus culturasestan generalmente escondidos a la vista, enterrados justo por debajo de la vegetacion. Son muy vulnerables a las actividades mineras y petroleras, que implican la explotacion de canteras y grandes movimientos de tierra. Tambien son vulnerables al aumento de la poblacion y de las actividades economicas, que requieren la continua apertura de caminos y la urbanizacion de tierras publicas. -InglishThe native fuegian people did't leave stone buildings or monuments or paintingson rock, and the physical remains of their cultures are usually hidden from sight,buried just below the vegetation. They are very vulnerable to mining and oil-related activities, which require the use of quarries and widespread soil removal. They are also vulnerable to the rise in population and economic activities, which require the continuous opening of roads and the urbanization of public lands.If we fuegians are to love our land, and look after it, we believe it is important to know the history of our ancestors. That is why we decided to install a museum, using dioramas to show how life was long ago, in the times of the Yamana,the Shelk'nam, and the first european colonizers.Ushuaia is a tourism center, which allows us to keep the museum open without government aid or subsidies, by charging an entrance fee to our visitors.Throughout the year we receive the visit of schools, without charge. The museum organizes annual cultural events, and takes part in events organized by others.-EspanolSi los fueguinos hemos de amar a nuestra tierra, y cuidarla, creemos importanteconocer la historia de nuestros antecesores. Es por ello que decidimos instalarun museo con maquetas a escala, mostrando como era la vida antiguamente,en epoca de los Yamana y Shelk'nam y los primeros colonizadores europeos. Gracias a que Ushuaia es una ciudad turistica, podemos mantener al museosin recibir subsidios del gobierno, con el cobro de una entrada a los visitantes.Durante el ano recibimos visitas de colegios, sin cargo. El Museo organiza encuentros culturales que se repiten anualmente, y participa de actividades organizadas por otros.

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Good little museum, takes an hour or two, friendly staff and improved my understanding of the area and its people. Would highly recommend. Felt it very worthwhile. Good option... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

We wanted to visit this museum, but it was not featured on any of the visitor maps they handed out at the tourist office and when we went looking for it anyway, we discovered that it is closed unfortunately.

Thank HowAboutNorth
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Good little museum, takes an hour or two, friendly staff and improved my understanding of the area and its people. Would highly recommend. Felt it very worthwhile. Good option would be to do a trip to Tierra del Fuego national park after to get an idea of where they lived etc, putting the two together I felt really helped me... More 

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Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a well presented museum giving a history of the area and information about the Yamana and other native people. The video footage was really interesting. Definitely worth a visit.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

A nice little museum showcasing the challenging lives of the indigenous peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Good to learn about what it was like to live at the end of the world before european invasion.

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 13, 2016

Prior to boarding for an Antarctica cruise, my husband and I wandered through Ushuaia. We are anthropologists and history buffs, so thoroughly enjoyed this little museum. It is quirky, but worthy of a visit, if you are interested in an in depth introduction to the native people and early missionary experience in Ushuaia.

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Seward, Alaska
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

This isn't a big fancy museum, but that's okay. It's small and really cute, and they've packed a lot of info into the small space. A great place to go if you're interested in learning about the native groups of southern South America. I definitely learned quite a few things.

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Olten, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 15, 2016

I visited this little museum because I encountered pictures of the native of Tierra del Fuego many times on my trip through Patagonia. And I wasn't disappointed. It covers the history, the lives and much more of the four major indigenous cultures of the area. There are fotos, exhibits, movies and dioramas plus text (Spanish and English) just in the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed December 19, 2015

Here you can learn abour the lifes of the native population through lots of photos, some films and many miniature settings.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed October 5, 2015

A very informative and pleasant museum about the indigenous people of Yamana of the Beagle Channel. I was glad to visit this little surprise..

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2015

An interesting way to spend a few hours, besdes, there's not much else in Ushuaia! Worth a look around.

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