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Museo Nao Victoria

6200000 Punta Arenas, Chile (Región de Magallanes.)

Address Kilometro 7,5 norte.
Ruta Y-565 sitio 2A. 
Floor area only roughly guessed: 3 000 m² / 32 292 ft²  
Museum typ Exhibition
Navy / Watercraft
  • Surveying Equipment
  • Arms

Opening times
daily 9am - 6pm
todos los días desde las 09.00 am hasta las 18.00 pm.

Status from 11/2013
Tourists: about 5 € / 6 US$; children: about 1,50 € / 2 US$
Turistas: 3000 CPL; Niños: 1000 CLP

Tel.:+56-9-96 40 07 72  eMail:naovictoriamuseo  


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Location / Directions
S53.107680° W70.879832°S53°6.46080' W70°52.78992'S53°6'27.6480" W70°52'47.3952"

Located on the Brunswick Peninsula, Punta Arenas is among the largest cities in the entire Patagonian Region.
It is roughly 1418.4 km from the coast of Antarctica.

Description The Museum is an interactive proposal that allows visitors to relive the history of the great navigators and explorers of our region (Magallanes, Williams and Shackleton to date). Their ships are rebuilt with historical certainty, all ships also feature, copies of hardware, sailing rig and even some life-size mannequins as well as clothing and weapons of the age.

The Museum also has a technology platform that features: audio guides in six languages, touch screen, robotics and automation lighting and surround sound. An audiovisual room is also available.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Aim of the Museo

The museum's goal is to be interactive and offer its visitors the experience of interacting with replicas of the ships that contributed to the discovery of the area, colonization of the territory, or have a special and historic heritage significance for the Magallanes Region of Chile. The replicas were built using traditional shipbuilding techniques.


The main collection of the museum is the full-size replicas of historic ships on display along the Straits of Magellan. Replicas of weapons and ancient navigation tools are also exhibited as well as copies of documents and books relating to the historic ships and an outdoor shipbuilding workshop.


Nao Victoria was a carrack, 27 metres (89 ft) long, 7 metres (23 ft) wide, that was part of the fleet commanded by Ferdinand Magellan that discovered the waterway through the American continent. She was the only ship of the five to complete the first-time circumnavigation of the globe. Command by Sebastián Elcano, Nao Victoria participated in the Discovery of Chile as the first to explore the region in 1520, discovery or naming of Patagonia, Cape Virgenes, Straits of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego, the Pacific Ocean and other milestones.
She is one of the most famous ships in history of navigation.

James Caird

was a lifeboat of the Endurance, adapted by Harry McNish, and sailed from Elephant Island to South Georgia during Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1916 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Many historians consider the feat of the crew of James Caird to be the most impressive of all global navigation.

Schooner Ancud

was the ship that, under an 1843 mandate of the President of Chile, Manuel Bulnes, claimed the Strait of Magellan on behalf of Chile's newly independent government, building Fort Bulnes. Commander of the schooner was Captain John Williams Wilson.

HMS Beagle

a British Navy brig, was converted into exploration vessel. The most famous of its three trips is the second one under the command of Captain Fitz Roy. On board was the young Charles Darwin. Beagle remained in the region for almost three years. She is famous for being the ship where Darwin started writing his theory of evolution. The construction of the full size HMS Beagle replica started in November 2012.

Other collections

Antique weapons – The replicas of historic ships are equipped with replicas of ancient firearms such as bombards, cannons, and muskets as well as handweapons like halberds, crossbows, and swords. All these weapons can be used by visitors.

Ancient sailing instruments' – In the different areas of the boats there are replicas of Astrolabes, Nocturnals, Quadrants, Jacob's staffs, Chip logs, and Hourglasss.

Copies of original documents – The capitulation and instructions given by Emperor Charles V to Magellan and Ruy Faleiro, the accounts of the Atarazanas Reales de Sevilla on the expenditures and revenues of the expedition, the log of Francisco Albo, copy of Ginés de Mafra book, the de Moluccis Insular of Maximilianus Transylvanus, drawings from the book of Antonio Pigafetta, the map of Juan de la Cosa, the book Primaleon of Francisco Vasquez. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.