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Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia

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The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was closed in 1947. Now houses the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, with a vast collection of models that relate the maritime history of Tierra del Fuego from the arrival of the first...more
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Yaganes | Gobernador Paz, 9410, Ushuaia 9410, Argentina
+54 2901 43-7481
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Reviewed yesterday

The place has a big collection of ships models and it's very, very interesting. However, they only accept cash, the service is poor and it wasn't a pleasant experience. They definitely could do better.

Thank Obispodino
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Well worth visiting to learn more about Ushuaia and and this part of Argentina's history. Both the maritime and prison stories are informative with plenty of displays, pictures and models. There are enough English explanations to make it very interesting. Seeing the renovated and original...More

Thank gypsymike2016
Reviewed May 16, 2018

If you ever think you've had it rough then visit this prison and have a look at the conditions these mainly political prisoners faced. The prison is cold, dark and cramped. However, it now a very good Museum showing the life of prisoners and the...More

Thank Noel18289
Reviewed May 3, 2018

This is a fascinating museum which I highly recommend. Housed in the historic Presidio (the former gaol) it uses the five wings (on two levels) to include a maritime museum with some wonderful model ships, the prison museum recording the various uses to which the...More

1  Thank AlistairBurrow
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

This prison museum makes you sad to read the history of the prison and prisoners.A good museum to visit .

Thank SE s
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Wings radiating out from the center of the museum lead to different areas of interest, such as historical displays, artwork. maritime subjects, and even a Barbie museum. Warning: cash only. We arrived with credit cards and had to leave to get to an ATM for...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed April 19, 2018

This museum is actually 3 museum in one. It's located in the old prison. The first part of the building is designated to the naval history of Tierra del Fuego. After that you enter one of the wings where you'll find the prison museum downstairs,...More

1  Thank Tissa010
Reviewed April 17, 2018

for a such small city, this not so big museum its a very nice an interesting place to visit, since you face a lot of rain in Ushuaia, this could be a good place to get a little bit more in of the culture of...More

Thank MEdelstein
Reviewed April 17, 2018

The eerie presence of prisoners hangs over you as you read excellent signage cell by cell. A great way to understand the history of Ushuaia.

Thank angielittlefield
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Another tourist trap. Expensive entrance but there are some interesting things to see although it is not worth the price. And why do foreign tourists do have to pay more than nationals? OutrageousMore

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Cecilia I, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

The Maritime Museum of Ushuaia is run by a non-profit civil association that does not have funds from national or provincial governments. The Association received a huge and old abandoned building. This means that the improvements made to the historic building, salaries, public services and...More

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January 3, 2017|
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Response from Cecilia I | Property representative |
Only Cash . They have audio guides at a cost of AR $ 50 and all the explanatory panels in Spanish and English
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