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Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia
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Ushuaia City and Museums Half-Day Tour
Ranked #25 of 95 things to do in Ushuaia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was closed in 1947. Now houses the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, with a vast collection of models that relate the maritime history of Tierra del Fuego from the arrival of the first explorers. The Prison Museum that highlights the history of the criminal and the lives of prisoners in each of the old cells and support screens, local history and development of the city of Ushuaia is reported. The Antarctic Museum with exhibits on the expeditions of the most famous explorers like Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton, Nordenskjold. Museum of Art Marine, with the leading argentine artists marinists and Art Gallery with Temporary Exhibitions Audioguides in English,Spanish,Portuguese and French
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Good option for evenings after the park's activities. Interesting information from the history. I like it

Thank Marcelo R
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"prison museum"
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"wings"
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"lots of history"
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"excellent museum"
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The museum itself is just average. But worth a visit if you want to know a little more about the city and prison history. Good to know that students, even international ones, have a discount.

Thank jonatan z
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Don't miss this one while visiting Ushuaia! There are tons of rooms, each one telling a part of Ushuaia history. There is also a gift store plenty of nice souvenirs.

Thank rachelsmartins
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

There are tons of wonderful models of ships, some of them not that famous. It's worth the visit, though, specially if you have time to go to the Prision Museum, really close to this one.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We spent 5 hours viewing the various museums in this old prison, a bit pricey,but worth the time. most of the museum has english explainations,

Thank BostonSkier
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