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Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia

Yaganes | Gobernador Paz, 9410, Ushuaia 9410, Argentina
+54 9 11 5036-3238
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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 explorers. The Prison Museum that highlights the history of the criminal and the lives of prisoners in each of the old cells and support screens, local history and development of the city of Ushuaia is reported. The Antarctic Museum with exhibits on the expeditions of the most famous explorers like Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton, Nordenskjold. Museum of Art Marine, with the leading argentine artists marinists and Art Gallery with Temporary Exhibitions Audioguides in English,Spanish,Portuguese and French
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Yaganes | Gobernador Paz, 9410, Ushuaia 9410, Argentina
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The entrance fee costs $400 (local currency) which is a bit expensive based on the content of the exhibition. You can have a quick overview of the history of Ushuaia.

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this on our last morning. The Maritime bit is relatively small but interesting nonetheless. the best bit is in the old prison which is linked to the Maritime section. This gives a fascinating insight into the history and growth of Ushuaia with lots...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum houses several exhibitions in the prison wings. One on Antarctic exploration, one wing on the prisoners, many aspects of their life in jail, anecdotes and personal histories, commentary and illustration of a tough and very grim time. One wing is unrenovated to give...More

Thank Sue149
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here and found the exhibits interesting and informative, some of the translations were novel but this place was well worth a visit.

Thank Richard Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The maritime section is boring. The jail section is fascinating. The art gallery is simple with only a few pieces to see. The shop had nothing special.

Thank BigFootMidlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ushuaia is the starting point for many Antarctic Cruises, which is why we found ourselves there. I knew nothing of the place before going. This museum is an excellent place to find out about its history. Based in the old prison of the penal colony,...More

Thank Ysbryd
Reviewed 10 August 2017

So many things happened on this building while it was a jail.. The stories around will make you think how awful and painful was to be a prisioner during this time. Very good place to visit.

Thank Ricardo n
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Expensive entry. Nicely laid out and interesting. Everyone helpful. Easy to find. Ushuaia is not big, so you can easily walk there from the centre.

Thank 1,745
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We walked from the downtown area of Ushuaia to visit this museum which was a former prison. The prison was built with a rotunda with five wings spreading out from the center. Two of the wings are prison displays, one that has been refurbished with...More

Thank K2Travels
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

It is interesting and you learn a lot about Ushuaia. There is a guided tour worth taking and the rest you do alone.

Thank AGarcia7779
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4 January 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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