Museo Yámana

Museo Yámana, Ushuaia: Address, Phone Number, Museo Yámana Reviews: 4/5

Museo Yámana
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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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HowAboutNorth
Ljubljana, Slovenia37 contributions
This museum is closed
Jan 2017 • Couples
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.
Written January 29, 2017
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Nomad_Nath
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK36 contributions
Interesting and adds depth to visit
Mar 2016 • Friends
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 visualise life here for these people.
Written March 31, 2016
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Alex G
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
Small but interesting
Feb 2016 • Couples
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.
Written March 20, 2016
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svGypsySoul
Chapel Hill, NC50 contributions
small but worthwhile
Feb 2016 • Couples
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.
Written March 4, 2016
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C T
Waunakee, WI44 contributions
Terrific for History Geeks
Nov 2015
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.
Written February 13, 2016
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AlaskaGrrl
Seward, Alaska63 contributions
Educational
Feb 2016 • Solo
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.
Written February 8, 2016
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Dryanta
Basel, Switzerland429 contributions
Very good and informative
Jan 2016 • Solo
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 right amount to absorb. It also explains why they Yamana didn't wear cloths, for example.
And it's not even expensive. I recommend this museum to anyone who visits Ushuaia.
Written January 15, 2016
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12Travellingismylife
Frankfurt, Germany156 contributions
Small but very interesting
Nov 2015 • Family
Here you can learn abour the lifes of the native population through lots of photos, some films and many miniature settings.
Written December 19, 2015
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Tatun
Los Angeles, CA235 contributions
A little gem
Sep 2015 • Solo
A very informative and pleasant museum about the indigenous people of Yamana of the Beagle Channel. I was glad to visit this little surprise..
Written October 5, 2015
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clarewilliams1
East Grinstead, UK153 contributions
Interesting hour or so
Dec 2014
An interesting way to spend a few hours, besdes, there's not much else in Ushuaia! Worth a look around.
Written October 1, 2015
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