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Address: Yaganes y Gobernador Paz | Ex Presidio, Ushuaia 9410 , Argentina
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+54 2901 43-7481
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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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US$48.65*
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Ushuaia City and Museums Half-Day Tour
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Neat Museum

Pretty cool place to visit. Hadn't planned on visiting but we had some extra time and decided to check it out. If you're into history and enjoy visiting well preserved places... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty cool place to visit. Hadn't planned on visiting but we had some extra time and decided to check it out. If you're into history and enjoy visiting well preserved places it's worth checking out.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is not a lot to do in the city of Ushuaia, but a visit to this museum gives a nice view of the city's history. One wing of the prison has been converted to a series of little "museum rooms" while another wing of the museum is maintained in its original, somewhat dilapadated state. Another wing serves as an... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure how interesting I'd find a maritime museum, but there were actually several smaller museums inside of the building. There was one area focusing on maritime history of the area, another focused on Antarctica, another focused on the prison the museum was located in, and also a cute gallery that focused on different artistic depictions of penguins. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An icon of Ushuaia and of argentinian history. It consists of couple of small museums set in the building that used to be a maximum security prison. There are 3 guided tours per day (highly recomended, specially if you're not from Argentina and you want to learn more about the history). I'm not a fan of History and still I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As other reviewers already mentioned, the museum is quite interesting and it is located in a historic building. However, the entrance fee is inappropriately high. I wouldn't recommend to go there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten years ago Ushuaia had the potential to become a really great little town - it failed and became a trippery 'dump' - a one night overnight stop for people joining ships. The Museum, a little uncared for and oddly laid out follows a similar pattern - its dry and warmer than outside.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price is 350 pesos (£18) and for this you don't even get the audio guide which would have been 50 more. If you get your ticket stamped you can come back within 48 hours, useful for us as a very noisy school group arrived at the same time. The prison is interesting, but there is little attempt to vary... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At $350ARS this museum is not worth it. It's a nice way to spend a couple of hours and learn a little bit about the history/get 1 cool photo of the old prison block which has been left untouched but for what you pay I would suggest your time and money is better spent elsewhere!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see that your ticket is valid for 48 hours. It is costly at 350 pesos but the exhibits are interesting, they use many different medium to explain things and everything is in both English and Spanish. The exhibits of the prison, early history of Ushuia including the Indian culture, the Falklands conflicts and Antarctic exploration... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this museum exceeded my expectations because of its very extensive historical treatment of Ushuaia and the prison. Old maps, videos, personal stories were all effective.

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