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Museo de la Patagonia "Dr. Francisco Moreno"

Address: Centro Civico, 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche
Year of foundation: 1940
Collections: Natural and cultural history of Patagonia.

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Museo del Fin del Mundo [Museum of the End of the World]

[Museum of the End of the World]
Address: Maipu 177, 9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Telephone: +54-901-21863
Fax: +54-901-21863

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Museo Maritimo de Ushuaia

Address: El Presidio, Yaganes y Gabernadar Paz, Ushuaia, 9410 Tierra del Fuego
Telephone: +45-2901-437481
Collections: Antarctic collections include natural history and history of exploration. Several exhibits illustrate Nordenskjold's Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) for which the museum holds many artifacts brought back following conservation work at Snow Hill and Hope Bay. Also exhibys for Belgian Antarctic Expedition of de Gerlache (1897-99). Good collection of ship models including several polar; models of aircraft and helicopters used on Argentine Antarctic expeditions. Also art gallery with Antarctic paintings.

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Museo Naval de la Nacion

Address: Paseo Victoria 620, Tigre, 1648 Buenos Aires
Telephone: +54-1-749-0608
Year of foundation: 1892
Collections: National maritime museum with permanent galleries on Argentine naval and merchant naval history, much relating to the Southern Ocean including: models of ships making Antarctic voyages during the 18th and 19th centuries; artefacts from Nordenskjold's expedition (1901-04); model of Uruguay; and medal commemorating 1962 flight to South Pole.

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