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Salesian Museum

Avenida Presidente Manuel Bulnes 336, Punta Arenas 6212680, Chile
+56 61 222 1001
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Avenida Presidente Manuel Bulnes 336, Punta Arenas 6212680, Chile
+56 61 222 1001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If your travel plans to Antarctica are delayed due to weather and you find yourself stuck in Punta Arenas longer than you intended, this is a nice museum to visit and learn a bit about the region's history and its' indigenous peoples. Museum is on...More

Thank akostich_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place full of strange exhibits including some rather odd taxidermy. Well worth a visit.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like to visit museums to learn some history of the place we are visiting and this was a good place to do that. There were many exhibits of animals past and present and about Punta Arenas and Patagonia. We spent about an hour here...More

Thank jabitz
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Complete, orderly and entertaining .... it gathers the whole history of the native ethnic groups and the one of the first migrants, with good recreations. It also has good samples of flora, fauna and geology of the area ... Must do. It closes at lunch...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Well laid out on several floors. Ground floor was mainly stuffed animals, not sure I approve of this, but that's my choice. Next level was an overview of the habitat of the indigenous people and the most interesting of the floors Would recommend a visit...More

Thank foxylady23
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It was a really pleasant surprise to see CMDR Stokes' memorial cross here. Remember without his death, Robert FitzRoy would not have commanded the Beagle AND Mr Darwin would not have made his voyage of discovery.

Thank JonesesofCanberra
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Founded by the Salesian missionaries, this museum provides an overview of the history and the habitat and culture of the indigenous people who inhabited the area. Highlights include native tools, jewelry and garments as well as a bark canoe, stuffed condor and puma. Several dioramas...More

2  Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This museum is a must visit. It rambles over 4 levels and tries [ and mainly succeeds ] in covering everything. Flora, Fauna, ancient tribes history, even current gas production. There is a charge, it has wifi [ useless if there are lots of people...More

Thank BarryJ_100
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Surprisingly good museum (though a little out of the way). Floor 1 is natural history (mainly animal displays) and some prehistory (inc a reconstruction of a cave with its paintings), Floor 2 (the best one) is dedicated to the indigenous people of the region and...More

Thank chaletaria
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good natural history displays, especially for the fauna of the southern cone. You can see a condor up close! I was grateful that there were no displays of indigenous skeletons or body parts which were commonly collected over 100 years ago. But there are informative...More

1  Thank RogerCello
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2 December 2017|
Response from jabitz | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not able to recall seeing these plates specifically however there was quite a lot of information about the indigenous people at the museum.
3 November 2016|
Response from Tiit335152 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Sunday. The Nao Victoria Museum which has a replica of Ferdinand Magellan's ship "Victoria" as well as other ships, is worth a visit.