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Address: Yaganes | and Gobernador Paz, Ex Presidio, Ushuaia 9410 , Argentina
Phone Number:
+54 9 11 5036-3238
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was closed in...

The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was closed in 1947. Now houses the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, with a vast collection of models that relate the maritime history of Tierra del Fuego from the arrival of the first explorers. The Prison Museum that highlights the history of the criminal and the lives of prisoners in each of the old cells and support screens, local history and development of the city of Ushuaia is reported. The Antarctic Museum with exhibits on the expeditions of the most famous explorers like Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton, Nordenskjold. Museum of Art Marine, with the leading argentine artists marinists and Art Gallery with Temporary Exhibitions

Audioguides in English,Spanish,Portuguese and French

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Nice taste of local history & Lovely art!

Our group toured the museum recently. We weren't aware of the admission price. The local history was interesting. Since we already had a lot of Shackleton exposure, didn't feel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good explantion of the former penal and prison complex with details of some past inmates and prison life. A marine museum with many ship models and histories of wrecks. An art gallery and overly expensive souvenir shop. At US$23 I thought a bit expensive but 'you pays your money and makes the choice'. If you have time ie 2... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For 360 pesos, it is quite expensive considering it charged as much as the iguazu falls national park. If you have nothing to do go for a visit. Other than that, just skip it. None of the museums in Ushuaia is worth the price. You are better off walking along the shore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group toured the museum recently. We weren't aware of the admission price. The local history was interesting. Since we already had a lot of Shackleton exposure, didn't feel we needed more. The prison cells made me appreciate how deplorable prison must have been in that cold, damp place. I found the art work a lovely contrast and spent most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was inclement and changeable like it often is when we visited Ushuaia. As a result we decided to explore the town rather than sign up for an expensive sight seeing trip. The Mueso Maritimo and prison was quite interesting to visit and was on the edge of town. It is located on an active military base so one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The section about Shackleton was very limited, and I would've loved more, but the history of Ushuaia and the prison was a pleasant surprise! Lots of information about Ushuaia's history. One of the "wings" of the building was kept in the original condition, as a prison (see photo)! Overall, I had time to kill before boarding my ship. It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed this prison. They have head phones so it gives you the explanation in many different languages. Also in the cells it has the explanation in spanish and English. I think it's a must do because it tell how about how the prison helped the town progress and helped build the town and railway. Then... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a notice in the lobby saying they are number one on trip adviser but then want to charge $24 per person for a very limited attraction. This is housed in the famous old prison building where political prisoners were sent and some of the cell blocks are kept in the old form with famous people's cells on display... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously what are they thinking? Just because there are many tourista does not mean they can charge anything they want to grab money from people. They have the guided tour which is only in Spanish. The group was quite big (more than 30 people). Why would anyone pay such price if they know that it is not the worth money... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the museum, has a lot of history and you can get headphones to understand better in your own language. Small than Alcatraz prison but more interesting for me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very interesting couple of hours here - the museum is set up in the old prison and was really fascinating to visit. The only thing we'd suggest is that tours should be offered in English as well as Spanish

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