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“Nothing special and crowded”

Museo Regional De Magallanes
Ranked #21 of 85 things to do in Punta Arenas
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is a nice old house that had the classic families of Punta Arenas living here. Was very crowded when we visited and there was nothing extremely special about it.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

This classic nineteenth century mansion is generally well furnished with original artifacts and has the potential to be quite interesting, worthy of a bit more than an hour.

However, for English-only speakers it fails because there is precious little English descriptive material, including in the handouts. The worst problem is there is no signage telling one how to access the lower level (out the back door, down stairs, and in another unmarked door) and if it weren't for the disjointed commentary in the handout we would have left having missed half of the museum.

Also, carry on items are not permitted inside and must be left in the foyer, hoping that the guard/admissions officer will safekeep everything.

3  Thank Kairho1
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

I can not figure out why this is not ranked higher in Trip Advisor. In the opinion of my wife and myself this house/ is a top attraction. This was the former home of the wool baron families of Braun-Menendez.it was occupied by the families at the turn of the 19th century. What makes this house so special is that it contains all of the original furniture in immaculate condition. Pictures are allowed without flash.

Tip: you can pull in the narrow driveway behind the museum and park directly behind the museum.

2  Thank TopsideMI
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

It's a long time since I had this feeling of frustration when visiting a museum. Punta Arenas woluld have lots to show to the world but they don't care. The museum is addressed to Spanish speaking community only. The English explanations are poor and not easily connected to the rooms.
DISAPOINTING same probably for other languages

1  Thank Horia n
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We liked everything about this museum. very well presented and preserved and informative. The guides were helpful but not overly agressive in showing the rooms.

1  Thank cougarvan
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