Two Museums of Ushuaia you shouldn’t miss!

If you want to expand your knowledge about the history of Tierra del Fuego, here are two museums you can visit in the city of Ushuaia:

Museo Marítimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia

You’ll have the chance to visit the old jail of Ushuaia, learn about the life, work, privileges and punishments of the criminals who endured the harsh weather conditions of this place about a hundred years ago. Inside this building you’ll find the Museo Marítimo, Museo del Presidio, Museo Antártico and Museo de Arte Marino and a gift shop.


Open seven days a week
March to December, open daily: 10:00 – 20:00hs
January and February, open daily: 9:00 – 20:00hs


All days in Spanish
January and February: 11:30hs, 16:30hs and 18:30hs
March – December: 11:30hs and 18:30hs

The entrance ticket is valid for 2 days in a row, with the seal of receipt and ID. Only cash accepted.

  • Adults ARS $ 600
  • Students + ID ARS $ 450
  • Family Ticket ARS $ 1350

WHERE? Yaganes & Gobernador Paz, Ushuaia

Pequeña Historia Fueguina: Galería Temática

This is a great opportunity to have a general overview of the history of these austral lands. You’ll be given earphones with an audio guide (in the language of your choosing), which will explain you in a chronological way the life and costumes of the aboriginal peoples [Shelknam or Onas, Haush or Manetek, Yamanas or Yaghanes] as well as the interactions between them and their environment. You’ll also learn about the Fitz Roy, Darwin and the HMS Beagle voyages, recognize Officer Augusto Laserre considered the founder of Ushuaia in October 12, 1884 and Gunther Pluschow with his Cóndor de Plata. The museum also shows different scenes related with the penitentiary and its prisoners and introduces visitors to Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition. If you have time we recommend you do not miss the 20-minute documentary the museum offers which sums up all the information you have seen in the scenes around the ‘Galería’.

WHEN? It is open all year round with different Winter and Summer timetables.
Tuesday to Sunday: 12 hs to 20 hs
Monday: Closed
Consult for holidays

WHERE?  Located in the center of the city of Ushuaia at 152 San Martin Street entering at the ground floor the exhibition takes place in1st and 2nd floors.




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