Acatushun Museum

Acatushun Museum, Ushuaia: Address, Acatushun Museum Reviews: 4/5

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PrincessZelda
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Absolutely Unique
Jan 2020
This small place is one of the most important collections in the world - with more than 2800 specimens of marine mammals. The fascinating collection of marine and birds that has been built over decades. Because of the unique geography, deceased animals get washed ashore nearby, so the animals weren't killed for the collection.
The tour of the museum and the study department gave very special insights into local fauna and study/conservation efforts. The guides are both patient and knowledgeable.
It was so interesting I visited twice (the Bone House is the smelly bit referenced in a previous review and you can skip that if you're not inclined to see what the bodies are like before they are the pristine bones one sees in the museum. I just took a brief look and it was enough for me. Don't let that put you off, this is a unique experience!)
Written June 28, 2020
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Yan Wang
McLean, VA29 contributions
Small but informative museum, part of our trip to walk with the penguins
Mar 2020
My husband and I went with the PeriTour "Walking with the Penguins". As part of this tour we went to this small but useful Museum, which was established by a maritime scientist from the US. She and other scientists have devoted their lives to research and found many marine mammals around this Southern most cities of Latin America. I admire their courage and persistence. The guide was very nice and knowledgable, and we learned a lot about differences between different marine mammals. Very interesting and informative. We should really cherish the diversity of species, protect them for our children and generations to come! recommend this to anyone!
Written March 25, 2020
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Anita F
London, UK47 contributions
Weird and very smelly
Feb 2020 • Solo
It’s a slightly bizarre place to visit, it is literally a collection of bones from the marine animals of the area. They give a little guided tour to tell you about these different creatures. Just be warned the place smells of decaying flesh, mainly because they have lots of bones that they working on cleaning.
Written February 28, 2020
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Javier_mail2003
Buenos Aires, Argentina350 contributions
Do not miss it as part of the visit to the Estancia
Jan 2020
Worth visiting, not very big, still amazing number of bones/skeletons well presented. Short and interesting guided tour.
Written January 20, 2020
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Jacqueline R
Paramus, NJ376 contributions
Very Interesting
Nov 2019 • Couples
Going to the museum was part of our tour of the Beagle channel and Martillo Island. We learned about how the museum started and saw a lot of the skeletons of the sea life in the area from penguins to dolphins to whales.
Written November 11, 2019
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L8rholmes
Brentwood, CA6 contributions
Tour group visit, fantastic museum!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Quite an amazing collection of marine mammal remains. The beaked whale skulls were absolutely fascinating. We were in a tour of ~20 people, and we were split into English-speaking and Spanish-speaking groups. Quite a bit of information was presented. If in the area, one must make the time to check this out. One sees many examples of homologous structures, and major marine mammal groups were represented.
Written March 27, 2019
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thomashiggason
North Ridgeville, OH16 contributions
Good knowledge aboit whales etc.
Feb 2019 • Couples
This was a stop after visiting the Penguins. The docent was a young researcher who presented some very interesting and informative facts about the ongoing research, started by a women from Ohio 45 years ago.
Written February 23, 2019
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DocLightcap
Buenos Aires, Argentina16 contributions
What an interesting pit stop!
Jan 2019 • Family
The museum - on the way to Martillo Island, was small but well organized. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. A few feet away up the road, they have a tea room and bathrooms as well as the boats to take you to Martillo Island - interesting!
Written January 30, 2019
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Vik K
Ljubljana, Slovenia98 contributions
more than we expected
Dec 2018 • Family
generally i am not the kind of museum buff, but this is more like a research station. I kinda liked the low key atmosphere and some insights into the research work they do here. it was a well spend hour here, while we waited the other group to finish the penguin trip.
Written January 26, 2019
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MDH1987
42 contributions
Part of our tour, could have visited just for this
Jan 2019 • Couples
Volunteering marine biologists give you a tour of the museum and tell you some really interesting facts. It was very special to me to see some marine mammal skeletons, as I know it is incredibly difficult to retrieve those. Great collection, very knowledgeable and can definitely recommend if you are passing by.
Written January 23, 2019
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