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Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia: Tours & Tickets

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The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was closed in 1947. Today National Historic Monument now houses the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, with a vast collection of models that relate the maritime history of Tierra del Fuego from...more
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Yaganes | Gobernador Paz, Ushuaia 9410, Argentina
+54 2901 43-7481
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All reviews maritime history antarctic exploration an art gallery prison museum wings ship models political prisoners cell blocks gift shop couple of hours excellent museum lots of history left untouched guided tour we spent hours the presidio rainy day
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Three museums in one. I spent three hours here and could have spent more. Maritime museum and prison museum are great and the photo gallery is good too. Exhibits described in Spanish and English. An Argentine view of history e.g. the English pirate Francis Drake....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 9 August 2019

I started with the double decker tour bus ride that dropped us off at the prison (optional) for a visit. Nice setup of prison and well taken care of. Many displays to view and lots to see. Since Ushuaia truly started as a Presidio, this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bbadventure
Reviewed 4 July 2019

This was fascinating. Being sent here probably seemed like a death sentence much like the penal colony in Australia. Price of the tickets was a bit steep but worth the money.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

This is well worth a visit - we unexpectedly spent several hours there - learning a great deal about the history of the area and the Malvinas conflict .

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

Very nice to get an overview on the history of the city and of Tierra Delhi Fuego. Do not miss the chance to go. Nice free walking tours provided.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vyctorvta
Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

A lot of time has been put into creating this interesting museum. Housed in an old 19th century prison, one enters into the large central hall. Here, there are statues of a guard and prisoner, a gift shop, artworks and a number of brightly painted...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

Worth a visit, different sections. I enjoyed the prisons more most exhibitions are written in English & Spanish

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 11 April 2019

Really great museum, one of the most interesting I have seen. This is an old prison and most of the cells have been turned into small exhibits. The only bad thing I can say is that there is too much here. We got to the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gord M
Reviewed 2 April 2019

Worth two to three hours, and a ticket is good for 48 hours. In our case, this was a great way to spend some time after we disembarked from our ship and before the transfer to the airport. At least when we were there, they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravelWarrior200
Reviewed 1 April 2019

we spent about 3 hours here learning about the history of Ushuaia in more depth than the guide en route to the parque nacional could cover. great stories of the explorers of the 19th century and their quest for the south pole

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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