The End of the World Museum treasures the heritage of life in Tierra del Fuego, from pre-Columbian days to the mid XX century.
The old building in the corner of Maipú and Rivadavia streets looks onto the impassive bay. The Banco Nación operated there until 1976. Since 1979 till this date, it has been the seat of the End of the World Museum, in charge of preserving the historical roots of Tierra del Fuego.
This aim was accomplished after several official attempts by a group of settlers determined to rescue the past. In 1973, they created a civil association, today known as H.A.N.I.S, which in the yámana tongue means “lenga” and which forms an acronym that stands for History, Antropology, Nature, Island and South, all of them terms that define the identity of the institution.
Once acknowleged by the Tierra del Fuego government, the H.A.N.I.S association allowed the direct participation of the population in the museum, which as it was created, it became a social and cultural reference point in the city. For such reason, knowing its heritage means understanding part of the history and the present of the area.
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ContactDel Fin del Mundo
Tour Kind: Regional Museum
Duration: 1 hour.
Timetables: from 9am to 8pm (high season), from 12pm to 7 pm (from April to September). Guided visits: 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.
Recommendations: guided visits are very interesting and contribute with much additional information. If allowed by your schedule, do not miss them.
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