Presion and Maritime Museum


A live museum where you can find collections ranging from naval models, the history of Antarctic exploration and other various aspects such as austral wildlife, gold prospecting, the primitive inhabitants and, most important of all, the expeditions and research under way. All this in the Ex Presidio de Ushuaia (former Prison of Ushuaia), a building of historic relevance.

The Ex Presidio de Ushuaia (or Cárcel de Reincidentes de Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego Second Offenders Prison) lodges the Maritime Museum. The most dangerous criminals served their time in these premises. The penitentiary gained a rather sad reputation, as most of its inmates were repeat-offenders. The building was declared historic monument by a decree of the National Congress in April 1997 and is being restored by the Argentine Navy and the Ushuaia Maritime Museum due to its historic relevance. Here you will find a piece of our past.

Maritime Museum