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Museums in Puerto Natales - Museum Puerto Natales - Chile

If the weather is keeping you from heading out into Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, spend the time sheltered in the various museums of Puerto Natales:


Museo Histórico Municipal (summer: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-7 p.m.; winter: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Bulnes 285, Tel.: 61-4808, E-mail: / Entry: Chileans $1, foreigners $2, children to 12 years old free) — Excellent bilingual exhibits of the region’s history, from the original Kaweskar and Aónikenk indigenous inhabitants to the industrial development by German and English immigrants in the 1930s.


Museo Salesiano de Fauna Antonio Romanato (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Liceo Salesiano Monseñor José Fagnano, Rossa 1456, Tel.: 41-1258, E-mail: Entry: by donation).—Astounding collection of over 100 Patagonian fauna species, plus archaeological artifacts, sea shells and minerals.


Museo Histórico e Industrial (October 1-April 30 Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., bilingual guides 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ruta 9, 5 kilometers north of Puerto Natales, Puerto Bories, Tel.: 061-41-4328, URL: Entry: bilingual tour with guide $7, audio tour $5) — The former meat-processing plant of the Sociedad Explotadora Tierra del Fuego, shows the economic bases of old Patagonia. Declared a Historical Monument in 1996.

Puerto Natales, Chile

Museum Types:
Fauna, industry, history

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Parque Nacional Torres de Paine and other nature reserves, Cueva del Milodón.

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

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