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Museums of Punta Arenas - Museum Punta Arenas - Chile

After the summer high season ends with the migration of tourists and fauna, Punta Arena’s various museums are still open. Covering a wide array of topics, some are considered Chile’s best in their class.


Museo Regional de Magallanes — Also known as Museo Regional Braun-Menéndez, housed in the family’s former mansion designed by French architect Antonie Beaulier, this museum displays the social, cultural, economic and political facets of early 20th-century Patagonian life (Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday and holidays 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Magallanes 940, Tel.: 24-4216. Entry: $2).


Museo Regional Salesiano Maggiorino Borgatello — Everything you ever wanted to know about the natural history, indigenous cultures and Salesian missionary work in the Southern Patagonia (Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3-5:30 p.m. Avenida Bulnes 336, Tel.: 22-1001, Fax: 24-5816, E-mail:, URL: Entry: adults $4, children $1).


Museo del Recuerdo — A mini historical town displaying machines, carts and other implements from pioneer days, plus a botanical garden (Monday-Friday 8-11 a.m., 2-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Avenida Bulnes 01890, Tel.: 20-7051. Entry: $2).


Museo Militar Austral — The military history of the region, from Fuerte Bulnes to the city’s founding (daily 9 a.m.-noon, 3-6 p.m. Regimiento Pudeto, Zenteno s/n. Entry: Free).


Cervecería Austral — All about making beer at one of the world’s southern-most breweries (Open high season only. Patagonia 508).


Museo Naval y Marítimo—Almost 500 years of history of navigating the Straits of Magellan to Antarctica (P. Montt 981, Tel.: 20-5479. Entry: $2).


Galería Casa Azul—Temporary exhibits by students of the Escuela Municipal de Arte; occasional dance and music performances (Monday-Friday 9 .am.-1 p.m., 2:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Avenida Colón 1027, Tel.: 20-0674, E-mail:, URL:

Punta Arenas, Chile


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