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Hernando de Magallanes 949, Punta Arenas 6200859, Chile
(56-61) 244216
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This museum is just off the main square, so very easy to find. You have to put slippers on over your shoes.The front of the house shows how it was when the Menendez-Braun family lived in it, and the back of the house is a...More

Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed 22 April 2018

This museum has some information about the indigenous people in this area, however, it does not mention that the Menendez-Braun family (formerly lived in the house) was directly involved in the genocide of the Selk'nam people at the end of the 19th century. My family...More

Thank vcandler
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Housed in the Braun-Menendez mansion dated back to 1969 after the Braun descendants donated the property. It has many objects and furniture from the Meagallanes' era.

Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The house is beautiful and has been well restored. Definitely interesting to wander through. The one thing that I was actually looking for, but somehow missed though is the 'other side' of the museum covering the local history. I would probably give this another star,...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this house. You have to leave backpacks at the front and there is an English guide available but we were asked to leave a passport in order to make sure you return it. You also have to put fabric slippers on over...More

Thank jabitz
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a very interesting museum, especially for those who like everything related to sea travel and exploration.

Thank Marcos L
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is also known as the Braun-Menendez museum and, as far as I a could see, there were no descriptions in English. The building itself is interesting in its own right, but half of the museum covers the history of the area, which was wholly...More

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting place where you can known a bit more of the history of this remote place in the planet. Is one of the top 10 of the city for sure!

Thank trakatraka
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Museo Magellan has some interesting things of Magellan and the rooms inside have a look from that time period. It is worth checking out.

Reviewed 26 February 2016

we were here on a sunday so it was free admission. this was a interesting place to see the history of the region ahich was good. Worth a visit

Thank Peter R
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13 June 2017|
Response from mikesierra | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I checked on their web site and they open 10.30 to 5.00 every day except Tuesday.