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small musuem worth a quick look, and the gardens too

It doesn't take long to do this museum. It's free and a short walk from the main square. Also take... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nicely renovated museum

The house has been nicely renovated. It is always interesting to see how families in the past used... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Hernando De Magallanes 949, Punta Arenas 6200859, Chile
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank Millet02
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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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This free museum is located in a former mansion. You can view the opulent lifestyle of the Menendez family from a century ago. It is very reminiscent of the mansions in Newport, USA. There is an interesting collection of furniture and paintings on the main...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Barheat
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Well preserved mansion donated to community that provides free entry for all visitors. Comprehensive English translation guide offered on entry that enhanced my visit and ensured I enjoyed all aspects of the 3 parts of the museum - the well furnished front rooms from the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank GwenH_12
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Nice collection of turn-of-the-20th-century furniture. Make sure to include the basement installation.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank kcal23
Reviewed March 15, 2018

. This opulent home celebrates the marriage of two wealthiest families in Punta. Enjoy the ceilings and floors, the variety of French art nouveau period pieces, and try to overlook the cracked and peeling wallpaper. Going out the back door, explore the basement servant quarters....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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