The Maritime Museum of Ushuaia is a private nonprofit institution
which operates as a dynamic and plural organization devoted to educational
and cultural activities. Meetings with writers and artists, courses, workshops,
debates, and permanent and temporary exhibits are among these activities.
The following are the areas of the old prison recovered by the Maritime Museum devoted for these activities:
The hammer-like structure in Pavilion II lodges the Art Gallery, which was opened on the 4th anniversary of the Maritime Museum on March 3rd, 1999. This former barrack has an exhibit surface of 300 m2, workshops, a warehouse and a special section for photography including a lab.
Pavilion II was inaugurated on March 3rd, 2003, and accommodates temporary exhibits of local, domestic and foreign artists throughout the year in rooms I and II.
After complex and costly remodeling works of Pavilion III, room 3 was inaugurated in December 2005 with the exhibit "Dalí in the Lighthouse at the End of the World", thus accomplishing our goal of recovering areas for exhibitions.
The Maritime Museum of Ushuaia is responding to the need for an alternative offer for the growing tourist demand by promoting artists among foreign visitors by exhibiting and selling their works, exchanging domestic and foreign works of art, giving access to new artists, and offering our community new paths to access knowledge and different communication venues among between those who devote their lives to creation and those who enjoy it.