Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Ushuaia
(4/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia into our Ushuaia itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ushuaia.
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  • the visit to the Museum of the presidio is an essential ushuaia, but two questions negative: very disappointing Guide! repeating a libretto of memory, with platitudes, a pity. The other is the value of the input, really to be a Museum and an organism dependent public abusively face.
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  • It is one of the must-see when you are in Ushuaia. The entry found me too expensive ($250) while with the same access to several museums that share the building as the Museum of the Presidio, the Maritime Museum, the Antarctic Museum and marine art museum. All that most interested me was the presidio, maybe because we had a guided tour and what most impressed the preserved flag such which was at its time, really gives chills just imagine the life of a prisoner in winter especially...
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  • Visited this museum to kill time before going on a cruise and really glad we did. It is not cheap to enter ( around £17.50 ) but the contents were extremely interesting and well documented and laid ou...  more »
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  • Interesting museum including things on Ushuaia's prison, an art gallery, natural history, and some history of Ushuaia and Antartica.
  • This is the best museum of Ushuaia...historical info and interesting histories about the jail of the end of the world. If you have to choose one museum this is the appropriate.
  • muy bueno
  • Definitely has some interesting things inside. It's not the best flowing museum as you spend your time going in and out of cells. Definitely establishes the history of the area, though.
  • Many things to read and discover. Need a few hours to visit it all. Tip: you can use the same ticket (200 ARS in Dec 2015) to enter on the next day, just ask at the ticket office before leaving the museum.