Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, Ushuaia

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See the lifelike depictions of what the historical region of Argentina looked through the ages at Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. Detailed, full-size dioramas show examples of life from indigenous peoples through European colonization. Grab the English audio guide to walk you through each display. Some of the exhibits even allow you to enter and take photos from within. Look for the section that discusses the site's history (it used to be a prison). Afterwards, head to the adjacent art gallery and a shop, which sells souvenirs. Make Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina a part of your Ushuaia vacation plans using our Ushuaia itinerary maker tool.
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  • I thought this was going to be cheesy but turned out to be a lot of fun and educational. You can step in to a lot of the exhibits and get some fun photos. We were a bit rushed to try to get through....  more »
  • The museum is conveniently located on the main street of town. We were initially attracted to the museum's building by a woman singing opera from the second floor balcony. Also, the building's...  more »
  • It's a bit expensive but really worth it. The audio guide (which you can choose between a few languages) tells the story of the region's native people, of the navigators that visited or settled in Ushuaia and the town's history. You can interact with the exhibition to take pictures in the scenes. If you are not a fan of history listening to the whole audio guide can get a bit boring, but you can still appreciate the museum's wax figures and scenes.
  • Looks entertaining from the outside; we didn't go in as it seemed completely tacky :-) and also because we by definition avoid tourist traps. But if you're into this kind of thing, it certainly looked interesting!
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