Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Ushuaia

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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.
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  • It is worth it because it is another of the tours in Ushuaia D to get an idea of how the prisoners lived at the time but there's nothing special
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  • If you are in Ushuaia for the first time is a must visit this museum, there are guided tours and it will not take you long to take a walk around the museum, it is good to know the history. The tickets lasted 48 HS but we did not return although everything we had not finished concoer, if I go back to Ushuaia not if I went again, I knew, but once you have to go
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  • 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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