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Museo del Desembarco

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MikeLondonSE13 wrote a review Apr. 2019
London, United Kingdom7,972 contributions401 helpful votes
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We three middle aged British guys were exploring Puerto Madryn on a Thursday in late January 2019. As one of us was Welsh this museum was of particular importance. We had been to PM in 2005 but the museum was closed. We took a taxi from the centre as it was quite a walk. We were dropped off at the statue around 12:30 and decided to explore further along past the Ecocentre (which looked quite closed) and spend some time on the beach. We arrived at the museum at 3:18 to find it closed for refurbishment! Luckily it was reopening that day at 5! We suddenly had two hours to kill with very little to do as we had seen the beach with the caves, done a litter pick and taken in the views! We felt we needed a snack and a drink (the weather was good) but no bar or cafe was present locally only a caravan site with a shop on the other side of the road. We bought an overpriced bottle if beer and shared it on the monument site where a couple of tourists were being shown the monuments by a chap of indigenous heritage. We moved so they could take photos and despite my attempts at conversation he was not very friendly (it turned out that the whole site was also a local ancient sacred burial site which probably explains the lack of facilities and his attitude to us foreigners committing sacrilege, there was another more recent monument dedicated to the local aboriginal populations displaced by the invaders too). The weather turned cold, blustery and squally so we took shelter in the small chapel (funded by a recent religious group). At 5pm we entered the museum at last, greeted by the friendly woman, paid our 50pesos/£1 each and took in its diverse displays including Welsh artefacts, a model of the well that a pioneer was left to wallow in as he dug it himself, lots of photos, copies of documents of settlers, family trees and interesting lists. Unfortunately my iPhone had run out of battery life by then so this review lacks images. An exhibit of one of the shoreline caves showed the wooden panels made from a stranded boat in the bay. Pictures and a map showed where it was and there was something out there in the sand as the tide was well out. As we left very edified and happy we signed the visitors' book and made our way to the wreck which was a fair way out into the bay on the very flat sands. In the distance was the main town and obviously lots of people were on the beach and far out in the sea too. We decided to walk back as it was flat and firm (no sense of quicksand and many local people were just rambling). It was a long way, cutting the corner in effect, keeping to the sea as it ebbed. I did a litter pick of the relatively pristine beach but still ran out of fingers with plastic items. The young beach guards were out in force but did not have any plastic bags, notion of plastic pollution or will to make their allocated stretches of beach even cleaner (I did ask each if they had a bag but they were too busy posing Baywatch style, just directing me to the road bins 500m 'inland' - I tweeted that they could occupy themselves usefully between saving drowning people (not that I saw any) as it seems to be a lucrative job in a country where the pressure is on economically for local councils.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from MuseodelDesembarco, Director General at Museo del Desembarco
Responded Apr. 29, 2019
Many thanks for your comments Mike. They will be useful to improve.
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arfon wrote a review Mar. 2019
Gwersyllt, United Kingdom209 contributions153 helpful votes
This is a brilliant little museum that tells the story of the Welsh settlers who emigrated to Patagonia from Liverpool on the Mimosa in 1865, living in man made caves on the penninsula below the museum and memorial. All credit to Eduardo for learning Welsh to a high standard, and hoping he can visit Wales to continue his studies. The location is on a headland about 4/5 kms from the Cruise Terminal in Puerto Madryn. Diolch am y croeso roedd o'n brofiad bendigedig.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from MuseodelDesembarco, Director General at Museo del Desembarco
Responded Mar. 8, 2019
Thanks Arfon. We're happy you had a good visit. Tan y tro nesaf. and thx on behalf of Eduardo. Fernando Coronato
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Brynos wrote a review Feb. 2019
Berkshire85 contributions18 helpful votes
This is a small museum that has quite a lot of priceless history of the Welsh people that came here as settlers and the struggles they faced in the first few years. You will probably find that the receptionist/guide will be able to speak to you in Welsh and will use every opportunity to practice with you if you are a Welsh speaker. The museum is located on the outer edge of Puerto Madryn close to the Ecocenter. If you are on a cruise as we were, it is a long walk in the sun from the cruise terminal. We used the local bus service, but you will need to get a payment card and get it loaded with some credit before getting on the bus. A taxi is another alternative, but the return may be difficult as we did not see any waiting taxis nearby while we waited for the bus. While you are at the museum, take the time to go down on the beach to see the caves that the original settlers used. The cost of the entry to the museum was ARS100 and the cost of the bus was ARS140 which covers the cost of the payment card and four journeys (2 returns for 2 people). Depending on the time and opening hours, the Ecocenter can also be visited at the same time as it is about 200 meters up the road.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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jeremy w wrote a review Jan. 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom87 contributions64 helpful votes
This museum (also called Punta Cuevas, or Glaniad in Welsh), now downstairs from the location (now destroyed) in the picture, was assembled local experts and contains much information in English, Welsh and Spanish. It is cheap to enter and someone is always on hand to take you through the highlights. If you are Welsh, then it is worthwhile to ask for directions to Casa Toschke, at the other end of town, the headquarters of the excellent Welsh Society in Puerto Madryn. The assistant will be happy to give you contact details for members of the Association. There is a small selection of gifts available. Plan to spend about an hour here.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Jeff1903 wrote a review Nov. 2018
King's Lynn, United Kingdom1,574 contributions443 helpful votes
It seemed a strange decision to not open the museum until the afternoon when the cruise ship departed at 1.00. However we had a nice walk around the bay and still manged to see the monuments t the Welsh landing and the remains of the first houses. It is close to the Indian statue so our journey was not wasted.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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    When is Museo del Desembarco open?
    Museo del Desembarco is open:
    • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.