Museo de Tierra del Fuego

Tierra Del Fuego (Chile)

On the Plaza de Armas, the intriguing Museo de Tierra del Fuego has some unexpected materials, including Selk’nam skulls and mummies, musical instruments used by the mission Indians on Isla Dawson and an exhibit on early Chilean cinematography.

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Nearby Tierra Del Fuego (Chile) attractions

1. Museo Naval y Marítimo

24.01 MILES

A naval and maritime museum with historical exhibits that include a fine account of the Chilean mission that rescued Sir Ernest Shackleton’s crew from…

2. Cementerio Municipal

24.06 MILES

Among South America’s most fascinating cemeteries, with both humble immigrant graves and flashy tombs, like that of wool baron José Menéndez, a scale…

3. Museo Regional de Magallanes

24.11 MILES

This opulent mansion testifies to the wealth and power of pioneer sheep farmers in the late 19th century. The well-maintained interior houses a regional…

4. Museo del Recuerdo

24.14 MILES

On display are a collection of antique farm and industrial machinery, a typical pioneer house and shearing shed, and a wooden-wheeled shepherds’ trailer.

5. Instituto de la Patagonia

24.15 MILES

Pioneer days are made real again at the Patagonian Institute's Museo del Recuerdo, part of the Universidad de Magallanes. The library has historical maps…

6. Museo Regional Salesiano

24.15 MILES

Especially influential in settling the region, the Salesian order collected outstanding ethnographic artifacts, but their museum touts their role as…

7. Plaza Muñoz Gamero

24.18 MILES

A central plaza of magnificent conifers surrounded by opulent mansions. Facing the plaza’s north side, Casa Braun-Menéndez houses the private Club de la…

8. Casa Braun-Menéndez

24.19 MILES

Facing the Plaza Muñoz Gamero’s north side is the Club de la Unión, which houses the former Palacio Sara Braun, now known as the Casa Braun-Menéndez.