Museum of the Sea, Punta del Este, La Barra, Maldonado, Uruguay. + Marine and Oceanographic Museum. One of the largest collections on display in the world. Cetaceans, Seabirds, Seashells, Pirates, the History of Seaside Resorts and much more.
A collection of embalmed southern hemisphere seabirds, found dead on the shore after storms. Petrels, albatrosses, gulls, terns, cormorants, oystercatchers, shearwaters, black skimmers, snowy sheathbills, skuas, sandpipers.
A collection of photographs of the most exotic and spectacular beaches of all the seas in the world.
The most beautiful beaches, with black, white or pink sand.
A cannon from the most frequently-mentioned galleon in the legends of shipwrecks in the Rio de la Plata.
The legend of La Mulata beach and the treasure that was found there.
Learn why there has never been a shark attack off the beaches of Uruguay. Find out why this is, despite there being many sharks near the coast of Uruguay.
Learn more about sharks. Reality, not fiction.
Learn why turtles weep when they are taken from the sea.
Without a doubt, this is the largest exhibition of sea objects in the world. Seashells,
whale skeletons, coral, crabs, seabirds, sharks, sea turtles.
Learn why the greater part of the world population of South American fur seals lives in Uruguay.
Particularly on Lobos Island, off Punta del Este.
See a giant manta ray made to scale. Find out why Steve Irwin died and the reason for the confusion related to his death.
The skeletons of orcas, beaked whales, porpoises, bottlenose dolphins and sperm whales. Four whales measuring over 15 metres long.
An incredible 2.60-metre-long fish was washed up onto the beach, embalmed and placed on display at the Museum of the Sea.
A giant jellyfish-eating fish.
Learn the difference between a pirate, a buccaneer and a privateer.
Find out who the most famous of these were; the cruellest and the cleverest.HIDDEN TREASURE Learn about the legends surrounding treasure that has never been found. Find out when the first pirate flag appeared.
While their children draw pictures, parents have fun, learn and find answers to many of their sea-related questions.
While some watch sea films, others walk all over the Museum; it takes much longer than one would expect.
Antique record players, records, luggage, hat boxes, vintage radios.
See period Art Nouveau and Art Deco objects.
Tins, bottles, flasks of scent, old medicinal products, perfume throwers, pencil cases, old postcards and photographs.
A great many COLLECTIBLES
Biscuit tins, tea tins, coffee tins, mate tea tins, jam tins, sweet tins, chocolate boxes.
Vintage bottles of port, brandy, sherry, apéritifs, liqueurs, Fernet, caña, grappa, vodka, Marsala and mistelle.
Old soda bottles.
The history of Punta del Este. The history of Mar del Plata. The history of Pocitos. The history of Carrasco.
The history of Piriápolis. The history of Atlántida. Many photographs and anecdotes.
The history of Copacabana. Collectibles from old-time Brazil. From the first Guaraná bottles to the vinyl records of Dorival Caymmi, Pixinguinha, Maysa and Elsa Soares.
Close to 40 000 specimens. You may never see such an exhibition again in your life. Three people devoted their lives to collecting the 38 000 insects on display here.
COLEOPTERA (beetles) of all colours, shapes and sizes.