Museo de Maquetas Mundo Yámana
Both the Museo del Fin del Mundo and Museo Marítimo do a creditable job on Tierra del Fuego’s indigenous heritage, but the small, private Museo de Maquetas Mundo Yámana (Rivadavia 56, tel. 02901/422874, mundoyamana [at] infovia [dot] com [dot] ar) consists of skillfully assembled dioramas of life along the channel prior to the European presence, at a scale of 1:15. It also includes cartographic representations of the Yámana and their neighbors, interpretations of the European impact, and panels of historical photographs.
Open 10 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, the Museo de Maquetas charges US$2.50 adults, US$1.25 for students and seniors, and is free for children under 13. The staff speak fluent English.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition