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Salesian Museum

Avenida Presidente Manuel Bulnes 336, Punta Arenas 6212680, Chile
+56 61 222 1001
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Avenida Presidente Manuel Bulnes 336, Punta Arenas 6212680, Chile
+56 61 222 1001
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Well laid out on several floors. Ground floor was mainly stuffed animals, not sure I approve of this, but that's my choice. Next level was an overview of the habitat of the indigenous people and the most interesting of the floors Would recommend a visit...More

Thank foxylady23
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It was a really pleasant surprise to see CMDR Stokes' memorial cross here. Remember without his death, Robert FitzRoy would not have commanded the Beagle AND Mr Darwin would not have made his voyage of discovery.

Thank JonesesofCanberra
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Founded by the Salesian missionaries, this museum provides an overview of the history and the habitat and culture of the indigenous people who inhabited the area. Highlights include native tools, jewelry and garments as well as a bark canoe, stuffed condor and puma. Several dioramas...More

2  Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This museum is a must visit. It rambles over 4 levels and tries [ and mainly succeeds ] in covering everything. Flora, Fauna, ancient tribes history, even current gas production. There is a charge, it has wifi [ useless if there are lots of people...More

Thank BarryJ_100
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Surprisingly good museum (though a little out of the way). Floor 1 is natural history (mainly animal displays) and some prehistory (inc a reconstruction of a cave with its paintings), Floor 2 (the best one) is dedicated to the indigenous people of the region and...More

Thank chaletaria
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good natural history displays, especially for the fauna of the southern cone. You can see a condor up close! I was grateful that there were no displays of indigenous skeletons or body parts which were commonly collected over 100 years ago. But there are informative...More

1  Thank RogerCello
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is the only museum you will find in Patagonia showing something about the life of its original inhabitants

1  Thank LNT07
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stopped here as part of a cruise ship day tour. Museum did have a group of school kids here (not a problem, as I'm a museum volunteer in Dallas) during our visit, but handled very well. Best spot we saw on our entire cruise to...More

Thank TX2OBX
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My wife and I and two other friends took a city tour of Punta Arenas during a port stop on our Princess cruise around Cape Horn and the southern tip of South America. We had to tender ashore. One stop was the Salesian Museum (Maggiorino...More

Thank MaroonDawg67
Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you visit only ONE museum in Punta Arenas (while waiting for your tour, trek or cruise) then go to Father Agostini's collection (the Salesian Museum). Although it has very small exhibits they cover history and bio-diversity of the region in simple and captivating exhibits;...More

Thank JeanandHugh
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Is it open on Mondays? If not, what Punta Arenas museums are?
2 November 2016|
Response from Tiit335152 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Sunday. The Nao Victoria Museum which has a replica of Ferdinand Magellan's ship "Victoria" as well as other ships, is worth a visit.