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Small but full of interest. Worth spending an hour or two here.

The town's links with Chile's amazing maritime past makes this a gem of a place for history buffs... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Interesting Museum

This museum is close to the port, easily walkable, and is 2000 Chilean pesos or about $4.50 USD... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Marlton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

The town's links with Chile's amazing maritime past makes this a gem of a place for history buffs. The relatively new room dedicated to Shakleton's Endurance expedition (and Chile's role in the rescue) is very good, but the whole place is well done in an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This museum is close to the port, easily walkable, and is 2000 Chilean pesos or about $4.50 USD. There is a short film telling the story of the Antarctica expedition in which the ship sank and the crew lived in Antarctica for a year awaiting...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

As history buff and former US Navy sailor I enjoyed the collection. Displays were well labeled and interesting. Of particular interest was the war with Peru though with a battle lost but a war won.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank dennisrschaffer
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Husband and I visited the Naval Museum, and both enjoyed it. He loves all things to do with ships, ocean, and navy, and enjoyed immensely. I could have gone through in an hour vs two hours, but did enjoy also. Reasonable charge-$3 USD. Closed mid-day,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dorvim
Reviewed 28 December 2017

They had a video showing footage from Shackleton's trip and other helpful information to give a visitor a concept of it all. Also nice naval models. About a 30 to 45 minute visit is adequate

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DouglasGross
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a 1hr stop. Numerous exhibits showing the Naval history of Chile in the area. Very interesting and informative. The sheer number of wrecks surprised me.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank chillwills
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a small museum that specializes in the history of the Chilean Navy. I found it fascinating even though there was limited information written in English. The museum closes midday for lunch! We would have started our visit after lunch if we had known...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank FunOnly
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Many small rooms filled with memorabilia of all kind as well as a replica radio room and weather station. We enjoyed our visit. If you cannot read Spanish, cards are available at the cash desk with a partial English translation.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A wonderfull maritime collection. An entire room devoted to the many lighthouses in the area and a wonderful exhibition on the rescue of the Shackleton crew from Elephant Island. They are justifiably very proud of the local boy who probably saved their lives.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mac5504
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an average naval museum with replicas, naval weaponry and equipment and navigational aids. But the most interesting part is an exhibition on the second floor showing the adventures of an english expedition which failed miserably and suffered a lot while trying to reach...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Marcos L
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