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“Excellent way to spend an hour or two”
Review of Museo Yamana

Museo Yamana
Ranked #30 of 92 things to do in Ushuaia
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Excellent way to spend an hour or two”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I loved this museum. The scale is small and you can read every word. There are some artifacts, a lot of dioramas, and the story they tell was, for me, very engaging. (There was a video which I did not watch.) I came home and bought Uttermost Part of the Earth to learn more about the culture. There was also a 3-dimensional map on the back wall of Tierra del Fuego that gave me a better sense of the area than anything I saw in the Maritime Museum.

Visited December 2012
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“Such an interesting history”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Very nicely displayed history of the native peoples of the region. If you're at all interested in the history of Ushuaia, this is a must-visit.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Small but packed with information”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

We must have passed this museum, several times while walking down the street and never noticed it until we looked on a map. It is a small museum but it has a lot of interesting information. I can honestly say I learned more at this museum than on the jail tour. I learned quite a bit about the Yamana Indians and the history of the area. It also displays the art work, of a young artist, which has won contests. Definitely a place to stop in a see!

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great museum”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

It is a small museum, which offers great insights into the life of Fuegan natives. Its small scale makes it quite intimate and it made me want to learn more about the Fuegan natives. The museum also displays paintings by a young artist and promotes the preservation of Fuegan culture.

Visited November 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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“Support the Yamana Heritage”
Reviewed July 27, 2011

The entrance fee to this museum is quite hefty ($22 Argentine Peso) considering it took me about 5 minutes to see everything. I saw it more as a small contribution to support the Yamana heritage. Inside there is a video and a few displays like a diorama to show the way of life.

Visited February 2011
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