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Excellent well worth a visit.

We were very impressed with this museum, both the effects of the original owners and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tripeagle
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Kent, United Kingdom
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excellent perspective on the region -- and great exhibit now on the O'Higgins Base

Excellent little museum. Good to see the lifestyle of one of the wealthiest families in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very impressed with this museum, both the effects of the original owners and the presentation of historical artefacts. Everything in Spanish however the English booklet provided was very helpful, as were the very friendly staff. Recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent little museum. Good to see the lifestyle of one of the wealthiest families in the region-- and their history in developing Patagonia. The basement hosts a great exhibit on the Chilean O'Higgins Base in Antarctica--- which is well worth the visit as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A national monument donated to the government, the Braun Menendez Palace is open to the public free of charge. After donning protective shoe covering you are free to wander through the palace. There are descriptive signs in Spanish and a well written guide in English...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elegant historic home near the town plaza. The front part of the house is filled with good examples of period furniture while the read has exhibits covering the ancient and recent history of Punta Arenas. You can walk through the house in under one hour.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

It doesn't take long to do this museum. It's free and a short walk from the main square. Also take a look around the gardens at the back where there are some interesting wood carvings (there is a car park at the rear).

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The house has been nicely renovated. It is always interesting to see how families in the past used to live. I was impressed with what would have been the luxury bathroom at the time.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

This is an old mansion with the original furnishings. It also has some small displays on indigenous people and exploration in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting house in the heart of Punta Arenas. Much of the furnishings came from either the U.K. or Europe. Clearly, the Menendez family were very wealthy family and very cleverly increased their standing and their power base by carefully managed marriages. A worthwhile...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Templar001
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Nice old mansion and period furnishings that give some insight as to how people lived "back in the day".

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed June 11, 2018

But it is probably worth a few pesos to take a quick peek at how the wealthy sheep ranch owners lived in the day.

Date of experience: January 2018
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