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“Well worth a look....”

Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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“Well worth a look....”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Fascinated by the museum - well worth a look. Loved the history - didnt have a guide but was still okay.

Visited May 2013
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Kearney, Nebraska
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“Lots of history in a short visit”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Well presented evolution of dinosaurs. Very helpful if you have a guide. Short term only, unless you are into that sort of thing

Visited March 2014
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Don't miss”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

If you're in Puerto Madryn and have an afternoon to spare - walk out to this wonderful little gem of a museum and learn about the whales. It's also worth taking time to have a coffee break in their little cafe and just to spend a little while looking out over the vast ocean from the room in the old lighthouse tower.

Visited December 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Cool things to see and great house to visit”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

The museum is well done, the big squid under glass is impressive! Enough to see and read about that makes it worth your while. Plus you get the added bonus of a historic house that has lots of character and very nice ceramic glazed tiles throughout. Well worth your time!

Visited November 2013
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Australia
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“Delightful Museum with informative displays.....”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

This is a delightful little museum housed in a quirky ex - residential home built in 1917. Known as “Madryn’s Castle” - formerly Pujol Palace (the original owners) and donated by local relatives. We walked here from the cruise terminal which is not a long walk but try get a location map anyway to get your bearings.

If you don’t fancy the rather long journey to Peninsula Valdés or Punta Tomba to see extraordinary wildlife, then visiting this museum will add a touch of local flavour to your town walk. Most of the displays are treasures of the marine ecosystem including, fish, invertebrates, marine mammals, birds and cetaceans. Other important displays are of the Chubut region’s flora & fauna as well as a timeline on Welsh history and immigration here.

Each room is small without the usual overwhelming sensory or verbatim overload, in fact it’s so interesting you get to the top floor and think, isn’t there more?

Room Descriptions:

Tehuelches Myths and Legends

European Travellers and Naturalists

National Project

Ecology

Patagonia and Argentinean Identity

Botanic , Leather and Painted Fabrics

Fishermen

On the top floor is a lookout, with dramatic views of Puerto Madryn town with some coastline and finally, what is a quirky home without a set of spiraling carved stone steps to give you a sense of yesteryear? A very small entry fee (in pesos) can be bought at the little window after the front doors – worth every centavo!

Enjoy your experience!

Visited February 2013
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