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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 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit Ushuaia. An example of past penal settlements set up in very harsh and remote areas.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth the ticket price for this extensive museum. It is set in the old prison which is a bonus. It gives a thorough coverage of the history of Antarctic exploration. Most of the information is in Spanish but it is possible to get...More

Thank danweitongzhi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the maritime part of this consists mainly of model ships about 40cm in length in glass cases. I quite like some of the art gallery bit. Most of the rest was pretty empty. £13 each for 15 minutes. Not impressed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating museum housed in an equally fascinating building. This was once the prison which held a large number of inmates and the layout and cells along with the displays give a real feel of the grim life of the prisoners. In addition there are...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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.

1  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 3SEse7
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

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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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