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Housed in Ushuaia's spider-like former prison building, Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia tells the story of the city's seafarers and their irresistible yearning to explore the wilderness of Antarctica. Perched at the very tip of the continent, the museum captures Ushuaia's frontier-town atmosphere and the sense of intrigue about what lies in the waters beyond. Smell the salt in the air and feel the chilly ocean winds as you learn about explorers who colonized Argentina and the impact their arrival had on the area's indigenous people. The former prison complex houses several other museums worth checking out during your visit. Using our world travel planner, Ushuaia attractions like Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia
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Ushuaia Shore Excursion: Private City Tour with End of the World and Maritime Museums BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $87
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Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia Reviews
Un desperdicio. Podria ser mucho mejor. La entrada es relativamente cara ($450). Deberian incluir en el precio de entrada el audio guia ($50 extras). El lugar es espectacular, pero podrian proponer ha... more »A waste. It could be much better. The entry is relatively expensive ($450). They should include in the entry price the guide audio ($50 extras). The place is spectacular, but they could propose to make it a little more interesting. In the souvenir shop there is no products related to the jail, it sells the same as in all the premises of the center.
O Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia é uma forma de aprender sobre a história da cidade. É bem informativo, algumas alas do presídio ainda estão preservadas, e a parte do museu marítimo também c... more »The Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia is a way to learn about the history of the city. It is well informative, some prison wards are still preserved, and the part of the Maritime Museum also has interesting stories. The input value is $60, and that's why I don't think it's indispensable. For the price, the visit is not so worthwhile. If you don't like museums or have little time, focus on other rides.
This is a large and great museum that gives you the true feeling of what it was in past times. All the info is in English and Spanish. It has many sections (former prison corridors) with the history of the site, famous prisoners, the origin of Ushuaia and its links to the navy and Antarctic expeditions. It also has an art gallery with beautiful and well curated exhibitions, including an installation of penguins which was really beautiful. We spent nearly three hours in the museum. The entrance can be validated to return within 48 hrs.
Wonderful use of space, one ticket good for all museums in the prison, excellent value. The Antarctic Museum was excellent, the Maritime displays and models were interesting. Fine Art gallery wings were captivating. Ticket is good for 48hrs so I went back to finish what I could not on the first round. Would visit again 👍
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