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Nao Victoria Museo

km 7,5 norte sitio 2A, Punta Arenas, Chile
+56 96400772
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The Nao Victoria Museum is a private museum. It aims to provide a real experience in replicas of the most important ships in the Magallanes Region. There are four open replicas to visit in the Museum: Nao Victoria, the only fleet commanded by Ferdinand Magellan completed the first circumnavigation of the globe. James Caird, originally a lifeboat Endurance that sailed from Elephant Island to South Georgia during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton 1916. Goleta Ancud, the ship, under the command of Manuel Bulnes, President of Chile, took the sovereignty of the Magellan Strait to Chile with the construction of Fuerte Bulnes. HMS Beagle, the famous British Navy brig, under the command of Captain Fitz Roy raised cartography work of Magallanes Region. Aboard the boat mythical young Charles Darwin began writing his theory of evolution. The museum is interactive, has a technology platform that includes audioguide, touch screen, surround sound, and many replicas of ancient weapons that can be used by visitors to take pictures
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km 7,5 norte sitio 2A, Punta Arenas, Chile
+56 96400772
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reconstruction of the beagle, Magellan's ship and the James Caird used by Shackleton to seek help for his crew. A bit poor on Facebook but definitely worth a visit if interested in the marine history of tierra del Fuego and beyond.

Thank TM24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Supper cool hands on exhibits!! Tall ships are awesome not to mention amazing history. They have obviously worked hard on their replicas. We had some time before our flight so we went here with our kids ages 4 and 6. We had to pull them...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small museum with a lovely replicate of Fernando Magellan’s ship. You can dip your hand into the Straights of Magellan. When I was there the sky and lighting was breathtaking. Great photo opportinuty.

Thank Judy2step
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a tour. Some full-size replicas of the Nao Victorio, a Magellan ship, and the famous HMS Beagle, used by Charles Darwin. Not on do you realise how tiny these sailing ship were for months on end at sea, with cramped conditions,...More

Thank PKH624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to get an idea of the conditions that the sailors had to endure to make different voyages. Keep in mind that the ships are hard to move around (tight spots, steep steps and low ceilings)

Thank Alfonso F
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Had heard about this museum, but was not prepared for the attention to detail and the care put into building these replicas. The Magellan ship was fascinating, the idea of rounding the Horn in a vessel that small was breathtaking. Darwin's vessel, the Beagle, was...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Three ship replicas are featured here: Nao Victoria ship of Magellan, Beagle ship used by Charles Darwin, and the Ancud ship that was used to secure the southern Patagonia to be part of Chile. They were replicated based on information provided by other museums in...More

1  Thank ceciliar813
Reviewed 15 October 2017

They have reproductions of historical ships which you can board and take photos! Also they have costumes to dress up like Magellan. Location is a little hard to find, off a random street near the highway in an industrial area.

1  Thank lithiumrxn
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I really looked forward to this visit and it was worth it. But it could have been so much better. The displays had very little attention given to them and the lack of up keep was very evident. But wow the history here, not just...More

1  Thank Terrence53
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This visit was recommended to us and we were so pleased. The ship is a real life sized replica of the Victoria and although a taxi ride out of Punta Arenas it is well worth the journey. It enables you to realise what conditions the...More

Thank Geoff M
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6 October 2016|
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Response from NaoVictoria | Property representative |
we open 7 days a week, from 0900 to 1800, include all including all public holidays
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27 July 2015|
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Response from NaoVictoria | Property representative |
The taxi cost from main square to Nao Victoria museum is US$ 5-6 , about 8 minutes, Other way is the regular bus "Río Seco" start every 1/2 hour, and the cost is US$ 1 each one, about 20 minutes from is terminal located... More
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