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Museo Municipal Mario Brozoski - Museum Puerto Deseado - Argentina

The HMS Swift, a British sloop captained by George Farmer, left Malvinas on March 6, 1770, with 91 men aboard. When it hit bad weather, strong winds drove it to the Patagonian coast. Farmer sought shelter in the bay but gusts and strong currents drove it against an uncharted rock; eighty-eight men survived. For centuries, the wreck lay forgotten, until 1982, when local divers finally found it. Amazingly, the boat was 60 percent intact, preserved by the cold water and silt. Underwater excavations continue, with finds being displayed in the Museo Municipal Mario Brozoski, Argentina’s only marine archeological museum.


Colón and Belgrano

Puerto Deseado, Argentina

Museum Types:
Archaeology, Naval

Travel Tips:

The museum has extended hours in the summer.

The museum has extended hours in summer. Visitors can view a 15-minute video on the ship’s excavation. The ship is marked by a buoy and diving platform offshore, in front of the Oneto monument and YPF storage tanks.

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 3 p.m.

Days Closed:Sunday

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Browse the city’s other museums, take a boat tour, hike in Ría Deseado, visit Miradores de Darwin, go fishing or head out to the other reserves in the area.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 487-1358

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