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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
+54 9 11 5036-3238
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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
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank oddvardo
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This stop was included on a 2 weeks trip. I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of displays and some of the humorous displays.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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

Thank foxylady23
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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

Thank fuzzyfred
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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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