The entrance fee costs $400 (local currency) which is a bit expensive based on the content of the exhibition. You can have a quick overview of the history of Ushuaia.
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We visited this on our last morning. The Maritime bit is relatively small but interesting nonetheless. the best bit is in the old prison which is linked to the Maritime section. This gives a fascinating insight into the history and growth of Ushuaia with lots...More
This museum houses several exhibitions in the prison wings. One on Antarctic exploration, one wing on the prisoners, many aspects of their life in jail, anecdotes and personal histories, commentary and illustration of a tough and very grim time. One wing is unrenovated to give...More
Ushuaia is the starting point for many Antarctic Cruises, which is why we found ourselves there. I knew nothing of the place before going. This museum is an excellent place to find out about its history. Based in the old prison of the penal colony,...More
So many things happened on this building while it was a jail.. The stories around will make you think how awful and painful was to be a prisioner during this time. Very good place to visit.
We walked from the downtown area of Ushuaia to visit this museum which was a former prison. The prison was built with a rotunda with five wings spreading out from the center. Two of the wings are prison displays, one that has been refurbished with...More