This former prison offers a good overview of the city's history ranging from Antarctic expeditions to local history. The museum consists of 5 main wings, but only 1 lived up to the expectations, the other felt lacking.
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We spent the day off a cruise ship and later in the afternoon we went to the museum. We had just over 1-/2 hours and it wasn't near enough, we literally ran through the displays and only read a few of the entertaining English descriptions...More
This stop was included on a 2 weeks trip. I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of displays and some of the humorous displays.
There are a large number of exhibitions to see and they were all interesting, particularly if you have an interest in maritime and exploration history. The explanations in English were good and it was informative to visit the prison blocks and cells, many of which...More
The entrance fee is expensive and if you are on a tour as we were, we had very little time here. Could have spent longer and then the entrance fee might not have seemed so high. Didn't have time to view the section showcasing art...More
One can spend a lot of time here reading the signs in English about both the ships and the prison. All of this is inside an old prison. The ship part is mainly about the ships involved with the cape or Antarica. The prison part...More
To be honest the museum is quite expensive but at least you can enter the museum the next day as well. They offer free guided tours which are nice but not very long or detailed. The part of the museum which is in the orginal/not...More
It was a good way to understand the early history of Ushuaia: the maritime history is very informative, particularly the Antarctic history; the penal colony and conditions of prisoners and the history of the Yamana natives is very interesting. Unfortunately I found the entrance cost...More