The Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, in its namesake city in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, working in the building that was once the Presidio de Ushuaia (Reincidentes Jail for Tierra del Fuego), where they would stop the most dangerous criminals country and famous for his constant relapses into crime.
The building stopped working for such purposes in 1947 and declared a National Historic Landmark by Congress in April 1997. The recovery and development of the various buildings is carried out by Armada Argentina and the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia.
There we will find different exhibitions designed to show the public all kinds of activities in the southern region and in the Antarctic. Ship models, objects, animals, stories of early settlers, gold seekers, the details of life in the old prison and all types of trips and expeditions made famous in the region “south” of the world.
The division of the museum consists of several parts. The Museum of the Presidio de Ushuaia, visiting the Pavilion IV, history of the draft Penal Settlement, the first jail in Tierra del Fuego and all kinds of anecdotes about sanctions, occupants, work and life in the establishment in general. Then there is the Antarctic Museum “Jose Maria Sobral”, with photo exhibits and objects ranging from the evolution of the city to the architectural heritage, gold miners and pioneers of southern Argentina.
The Marine Art Museum, Pavilion III prior art related to marine life, with topics that try to bring the vast world of the deep and ends with objects taken from trips and expeditions by the oceans and seas.