Museum sights in Bahía Blanca
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On the outskirts of town – in a former customs building that’s hardly noticeable among the massive grain elevators and fortress-like power plant of Puerto Ingeniero White – the Museo del Puerto is an iconoclastic tribute to immigrants and their heritage, and includes an archive with documents, photographs and recorded oral histories. The best time to visit is for a weekend afternoon tea, when local groups prepare regional delicacies, each week representing a different immigrant group. Live music often accompanies the refreshments. Bus 500 from the Plaza Rivadavia goes to the museum.
In the Teatro Municipal building, the Museo Histórico has displays including indigenous artifacts and collections that represent important episodes in the life of the region, such as its founding as a military base and the arrival of the railways.