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“A bit of a hotch potch”
Review of Salesian Museum

Salesian Museum
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Punta Arenas Historical Classic City Tour with...
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The museum's contents are extensive and interesting but:
1. The translations are poor
2. The lighting on the informative panels is often dim and makes for difficult reading
3. There is no real common theme or continuity between the halls and exhibition areas - more thought is required here.

2  Thank mld1961
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Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

The museum is certainly nice, it has a lot of EVERYTHING, from replicas of local animals to historical pieces used by the indigenous people of the area, which by the way they introduce to you. It is nice to see other tribes being acknowledged besides the typical one.

The confusing part of the museum is that it mixes the history of the region and its people with the history of the Salesian Order, thus making it something difficult to understand it as a whole.

Nevertheless, the experience is simply worth it and should be visited by all means.

2  Thank Ignacio G
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

...to think that the Salesian order has so much time, money and influence to collect and display the objects here. And even more scary to think that the order was a partner (perhaps a minor one) in the extermination of the indigenous people of this region......So visit and reflect.

5  Thank exbiztraveller
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

A beautiful and well organized display of objects, photographs, dioramas that show the past and evolution of this part of the world. Wonderful and unforgettable.

2  Thank twoballsandacane
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

It gives you a very goog idea of the land, animals and the people that used to live there. It has a nice and easy distribution. Check out Father's D'Agostini climbing gear¡¡

2  Thank Victorbianchi
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