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The Prison at the End of the World,as a correctional facility was closed in 1947. Today National Historic Monument now houses the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, with a vast collection of models that relate the maritime history of Tierra del Fuego from...more
All reviews maritime history antarctic exploration an art gallery prison museum wings ship models political prisoners cell blocks gift shop couple of hours excellent museum lots of history left untouched guided tour we spent hours the presidio rainy day
I started with the double decker tour bus ride that dropped us off at the prison (optional) for a visit.
Nice setup of prison and well taken care of. Many displays to view and lots to see.
Since Ushuaia truly started as a Presidio, this...More
A lot of time has been put into creating this interesting museum. Housed in an old 19th century prison, one enters into the large central hall. Here, there are statues of a guard and prisoner, a gift shop, artworks and a number of brightly painted...More
Really great museum, one of the most interesting I have seen. This is an old prison and most of the cells have been turned into small exhibits. The only bad thing I can say is that there is too much here. We got to the...More
Worth two to three hours, and a ticket is good for 48 hours. In our case, this was a great way to spend some time after we disembarked from our ship and before the transfer to the airport. At least when we were there, they...More
we spent about 3 hours here learning about the history of Ushuaia in more depth than the guide en route to the parque nacional could cover. great stories of the explorers of the 19th century and their quest for the south pole
This museum had an interesting mix of topics, housed in a former prison. History of the ships sent to explore Ushuaia, history of the prison, history of prisons in general, history of Ushuaia, an art gallery, Antarctica, and one wing of the prison left as...More