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Address: km 7,5 norte sitio 2A, Punta Arenas, Chile
Phone Number:
+56 96400772

The Nao Victoria Museum is a private museum. It aims to provide a real...

The Nao Victoria Museum is a private museum. It aims to provide a real experience in replicas of the most important ships in the Magallanes Region. There are four open replicas to visit in the Museum:

Nao Victoria, the only fleet commanded by Ferdinand Magellan completed the first circumnavigation of the globe.

James Caird, originally a lifeboat Endurance that sailed from Elephant Island to South Georgia during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton 1916.

Goleta Ancud, the ship, under the command of Manuel Bulnes, President of Chile, took the sovereignty of the Magellan Strait to Chile with the construction of Fuerte Bulnes.

HMS Beagle, the famous British Navy brig, under the command of Captain Fitz Roy raised cartography work of Magallanes Region. Aboard the boat mythical young Charles Darwin began writing his theory of evolution.

The museum is interactive, has a technology platform that includes audioguide, touch screen, surround sound, and many replicas of ancient weapons that can be used by visitors to take pictures

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Great history experience

Impresive, well documented and in full real scale, the most important ships replicas that gives you chills to imagine how this southen places where discovered, studied and... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impresive, well documented and in full real scale, the most important ships replicas that gives you chills to imagine how this southen places where discovered, studied and populated. Kids and young people will be delighted to explore de ships and adults to learn about the heroic sailors that conquered the seas of the end of the world. Worth a visit.... More 

Thank Bernardo S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place to visit to look back at what happened 5 centuries ago. Fantastic job done by the owner and it is so nice to be able to hear his story. A must do when you visit the straight of Magallanes and Patagonia.

Thank Didier F
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I specially enjoyed talking to the owner of this private museum. He has built these replicas from scratch and there is a historic background to each of the ships which is very interesting to hear directly from him. Well done!!!

Thank Anthony Y
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This replica enables you to imagine the voyage of these hardy men to the Americas. It is well maintained and a stone's throw from the ocean. Walk down to the ocean and you may just find some polished glass or an opportunity to look out and take in what the sailors saw as they thought they had reached the ocean.

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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately it is a little far and best reached by taxi (6500 clp one way); you could also try to get a colectivo to Tres Puentes and walk a kilometer or so. It is worth the effort though: the ships are amazingly well built, and the exposition guides you through the history of Magallanes, Shackleton and the Ancud colonists. There... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing what 300 sailors in 5 ships have achieved some 500 years ago. The replica ships are a must seeing when one visits Punta Arenas.

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Weston, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited these "built to original specifications" ships. Especially interesting were the vessels on which Magellan sailed and on which Darwin journeyed. I promise you will gain a healthy respect for the bravery of the men who sailed on these small ships through some of the most dangerous waters.

Thank Alfie815
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We arrived in Punta Arenas on a cruise ship. The Nao Victoria is a little way outside of town on the beach. Available for our perusal were four ships built to the exact specifications of the originals. The most exciting for me were the Nao Victoria, Magellen's ship that sailed around the world and the HMS Beagle that transported Charles... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting outdoor museum with some replica discovery ships. Also original Shackleton small lifeboat in which he went to succsesfully rescue his straned crew. Good complimentery coffee/hot chocolate to warm up with.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are in Punta Arenas this is a must see. Hand built replicas of Magellans Nao Victoria, Darwins Beagle, the lifeboat Shackletonrowed to raise a rescue for his disastrous Antarctic pole attempt and the shipe the first Chilleands arrived in the south on. If you are on a cruise just negotiate with a taxi driver to take you out... More 

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