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Tierra del Fuego Sights

Museo del Fin del Mundo (End of the World Museum)

Updated 08/13/2014

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See a large taxidermied condor and other native birds, indigenous artifacts, maritime instruments, a reconstruction of an old Patagonian general store, and such seafaring-related objects as an impressive mermaid figurehead taken from the bowsprit of a galleon at this museum. There are also photographs and histories of El Presidio's original inmates, such as Simon Radowitzky, a Russian immigrant anarchist who received a life sentence for killing an Argentine police colonel.

The museum is split across two buildings—the first, and original, is in the 1905 residence of a Fuegonian governor at Maipu 173. The newest museum building, opened in 2008, is farther down the road at Maipu 465, where you can see extended exhibitions of the same style.

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Sight Information

Address:

Maipú 173, at Rivadavía, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410, Argentina

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Phone:

2901-421–863

Sight Details:

  • Approx. $9USD (covers both museums)
  • Weekdays 10–7, weekends 2–8 (summer); Tues.–Fri. 10–5, weekends 2–7 (winter)

Updated 08/13/2014

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