Museo Nacional del Petróleo
- 0297 455-9558
- admission AR$20
- 9am-5pm Tue-Fri, 3-6pm Sat
Lonely Planet review for Museo Nacional del Petróleo
Intransigent petroleum fans should head to Museo Nacional del Petróleo for an insider look at the social and historical aspects of petroleum development. Don’t expect balanced treatment of oil issues – the museum was built by the former state oil agency YPF (it is now managed by the Universidad Nacional de Patagonia). While its historical photos are interesting, the detailed models of tankers, refineries and the entire zone of exploitation are best left to the die hard. Guided tours are available.
The museum is in the suburb of General Mosconi, 3km north of downtown. Take a remise from downtown (AR$40) or bus 7 ‘Laprida’ or 8 ‘Palazzo’ (AR$1.75, 10 minutes); get off at La Anónima supermarket.