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Address: Yaganes | and Gobernador Paz, Ex Presidio, Ushuaia 9410 , Argentina
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+54 9 11 5036-3238
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10:00 - 20:00
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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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The Maritime Museum of Ushuaia and the old Prison

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 restored shape is the most impressive part of the museum and you have to see... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a little expensive - I was also told there was no English guide. We were... More 

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The museum is well kept. I learned much about the history of Ushuaia, including the Yamana natives and the different kinds of penguins.

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A well maintained and informative visit plus art gallery with a local curiosity store. Provides a clear perspective on the local and explorer historical events.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is actually several collections in one complex. The building is the former jail, which was really a penal colony, and one wing is preserved in the dreary, chilly (in mid-summer!) circumstances under which the prisoners lived. Another wing is a ship museum, with enough ship models to satisfy any fan of sailing and steam ships. Two long galleries... More 

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Prisoners are very important in Ushuaia's history; they constructed many buildings needed in Ushuaia, at the time. The guided tour lasts 45 minutes at 3 -4 times every day, although the Presidio can be visited on your own and they offer a recording audio and headsets that guide you through the visit.

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The Maritime Museum is quite interesting. The prison museum is highly informative, rather exhaustively so. A sensible way to pass the time in Ushuaia.

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this is a typicall place to go in Ushuaia. Its very intresting, it has a lot of great story and you get to get into de cages of the former prisioners.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Presidio and Maritime Museum is such an interesting place. History or maritime enthusiasts will of course be especially pleased, but just the buildings themselves are sure to be interesting to everyone. The museums are set in the wings of the original prison -- the penal colony that was the start of Ushuaia. In some ways this reminded me of... More 

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It doesn't take long to walk down the Main Street in Ushuaia so if you have time it's well worth a visit. The prison cells house the exhibits- which include the site itself, famous prisoners, Antarctic exploration, ships even a breezy review of major prisons around the world. It isn't slick and feels run down but it tells a story.... More 

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