The Naval and Maritime Museum displays a plentiful collection of objects from the ships that reached these confines.
The past and present of the Province of Magallanes revolves around the stories and tales, some of them tragic and other successful, related to the sea. For such reason, the Chilean Navy resolved to create the Punta Arenas Naval and Maritime Museum in 1994, with the purpose of spreading, preserving and increasing the historical heritage of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica.
Thus, not only does the museum give testimony of the possession of the Strait of Magellan, but it also expresses how the sea used to be the only communication and integration route of the Magallanes region with the rest of the national territory.
The building housing this institution corresponded to the Chief Headquarters of the Magallanes Naval Station and it was built by architect Bonifetti during 1908 and 1910.
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Timetables: From Tuesdays thru Saturdays, from 9:30am to 6pm. From June to September, it closes at 5pm.
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