The aim of the Natural Science and Oceanographic Museum is to safeguard and spread the richness of the sea ecosystem at Puerto Madryn.
The aim of the Natural Science and Oceanographic Museum is to safeguard and spread the richness of the sea ecosystem at Puerto Madryn. The venue has preserved its architectural value, even after being remodeled. It is organized in several halls that provide a tour throughout the history of the City of Chubut, paying special attention to the Welsh immigrants and the ecological diversity in the Province. Specifically, at the Welsh Hall, visitors may clearly interpret the integration and development process managed by the colonists hand in hand with all the native peoples of the region. There is a room especially devoted to Botany and Geology. It presents a full description of the steppe and the Patagonian coastline.
Visitors may also tour around the room displaying fish, invertebrates, birds, sea mammals and cetaceans, which gives evidence of the features of the sea littoral that outlines the East margin of the City of Puerto Madryn. Last but not least, it is imperative to point out that the natural environment features very important resources exploited by the local denizens quite profitably through fishing and tourism; namely: excursions, SCUBA diving practices and wildlife mapping.
In 1917, pioneers Agustín Pujol and Anita Howel built Pujol Palace, best known as "Madryn Castle". In 1883, Agustín Pujol landed on the shores of Chubut and settled down as a merchant and a local supplier. He also succeeded in carrying out important community work by building roads that would connect the emerging hamlets known as Telsen and Madryn. The house features a strong Neo-classical style. It has a staircase made of carved stone and braces that join the ceiling with the wall. A view of the ships entering the gulf may be observed from its tower. In 1971, the Pujol’s house passed onto the hands of the government of Chubut and it was turned into a museum. Later on, it was declared cultural provincial heritage.
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