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Address: Yaganes y Gobernador Paz | Ex Presidio, Ushuaia 9410 , Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2901 43-7481
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was closed in...

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

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Fascinating museum

Spent a couple of hours enjoying the prison history, Naval and photo gallery.. unusual mixture of items packed into one spot... one fee gets admission to all spots... $20us I... read more

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a couple of hours enjoying the prison history, Naval and photo gallery.. unusual mixture of items packed into one spot... one fee gets admission to all spots... $20us I believe .... definitely worth a look

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an expensive trip $300 but its for 48 hours, there is a lot of information but its laid out randomly (or to me anyway). The art gallery isn't particularly inspiring and looks like amateur artists from a local art class. The historical part of the prison was the only interesting part but thats a 15 minute pass through.... More 

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cried. The visit is a must-see (theres not much to do in Usuahia but skiing) but when you realize some people were sent there due to political reasons, you cry. Maybe..im just saying. The "bar" makes you cry due to other reasons (lack of everything). Theres a guide telling the story of the jail. Very very cheap.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum offers a variety of museums and exhibitions and the price of 300 ARG pesos grants you entry to all. Bring lots of time as there is a lot to read and look at, with very interesting background information on the area and its history. Loved all the information on the settling of Ushuaia including many pictures; most is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All sorts of things to be seen here so something for everyone - it is called the Maritime Museum but that aspect is relatively small, with the main focus on the prison history. Some of the English translations would do with some help from a native English speaker but it provided useful background to the history of this part of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well laid out museum with lots of interesting exhibits. Housed in an original jail the building itself has a fascinating history. A good way to spend a couple of hours but a little on the expensive side

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is another example of the overpriced and not worthwhile things to see in Ushuaia. The price is $20 USD per person for foreigners. The museum is not very interesting at all, unless you know a bit of history about the inmates of the prison. You basically see a bunch of empty prison cells each filled with unrelated information about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This museum is a bit difficult to locate initially. It is next to the Military Hospital and it seems like you are entering the base when going to the museum. The museum is housed in the old prison. It contains a Maritime Museum, a prison Museum and Art Museum and a natural history exhibit on penguins, each is in a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The prision holds too many exhibitions and tells you absolutly nothing about what you want to know: the everyday life of a prisioner. Through each cell you have written essays, that are too long and confusing for you to stop and read and the rest of the "museums" it holds do not make any sense (for example, the Naval Museum... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We are not big fans of museums, but we were urged to see this. I am certain that a subset of people will find this interesting, but the most intriguing part was being able to waltz around the bowels of a true prison. The information was interesting ... don't get me wrong ... but this is not a must do... More 

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