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Salesian Museum

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Avenida Presidente Manuel Bulnes 336, Punta Arenas 6212680, Chile
+56 61 222 1001
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a small museum over four floors interesting for its displays and accounts of the mixing and clashing of cultures here in the early days between the indigenous Indians, the first settlers and the Salesian Catholic priests. We could draw parallels to what happened...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Maggiorino Borgatello Salesian Museum gave us the opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage of the area. The artifacts and displays showed how the pre Columbian natives lived in the harsh environment. It is hard to believe that some tribes lived naked. The four...More

Thank Barheat
Reviewed 17 April 2018

The museum was interesting especially for information of indigenous people before the Spanish. It was central and friendly

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We were in town on a Sunday so very little was open. We stopped in this museum for about an hour and enjoyed the exhibits. Though I wouldn’t make a special trip

Thank gaynic
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Long before the first “old world” people arrived, these areas were widely populated. What happened to them? This museum with its photographic ethnographic collection compiled mostly by Alberto de Agostini and with well-designed displays provides you the opportunity to step back hundreds of years before...More

1  Thank lovetotravel1492
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

History and natural history of the Patagonia/Tierra del Fuego-area and Punta Arenas. Good collection of taxidermia, polar-quest objects and items from the native population. Having visited 3 similar museums (this, Puerto Natales and Ushuaia) in short time, this has the best collection of native objects....More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Relatively small museum, old school and not very interesting. Found it rather boring and was in and out in just under 15 minutes.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is an old (read: the taxidermy exhibits are falling apart) but interesting and well done museum. Our guide focused on the history of the area, especially the original native peoples. The surviving film clip of the last tribe is a heart breaking, priceless treasure...More

Thank Rollie J
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We visited here as part of an organised tour; unless desperate don’t go. Exhibits are poorly presented although many have an English translation but the quality of the exhibits is also poor. They range from stuffed animals to black and white photos of religious or...More

Thank Karen798
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We decided to visit the Salesian Museum on our last day in Punta Arenas because our flight got delayed and we didn't actually have anything planned. It's a pretty small museum with taxidermies of birds and other mammals. They didn't look like particularly good taxidermies......More

Thank Michelle T
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2 December 2017|
Response from jabitz | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not able to recall seeing these plates specifically however there was quite a lot of information about the indigenous people at the museum.
3 November 2016|
Response from Tiit335152 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Sunday. The Nao Victoria Museum which has a replica of Ferdinand Magellan's ship "Victoria" as well as other ships, is worth a visit.