This is a non-profit Civil Association created in 1994 in order to preserve the Railways historic patrimony of Tandil, including the old station and rolling wagons and steam locomotives, restoring railway machinery, offering antique restoring courses and gradually building up a library and a thematic archive.
Location: Del Valle Av. and Alem Street.
This museum is better known as Tandil Historical Museum and was created 20 August 1955 with a collection of 600 pieces which grew until reaching the current number of over 10,000 pieces amongst them documents, weapons, old vehicles, country, Gaucho and indigenous tribes’ objects, machinery, photos, artillery pieces, coins, iconography, etc.
Location: 851, 4 de Abril Street.
This museum opened its doors 27 March 2002 exhibiting religious objects which had been used by the Holiest Sacrament Chapel from 1858 until the middle of the 20th Century. Next to the hall there is a library/archive where one finds plenty of religious and educational material. The Holiest Sacrament Chapel was declared National Historical Monument by Law 23.344.
Fine Arts Museum
The museum opened on 8 December 1938 coinciding with the date of the Patron saint fiesta and exhibits over 700 works of art in 11 exhibition halls, an auditorium for multiple uses and an art library with more than 1,500 books. The most prestigious artists with a presence here: Prilidiano Pueyredon, C. Pellegrini, Pettoruti, Antonio Berni, C. Victorica, Basaldua, Butler, Benito Quinquela Martin, E. Daneri, Gramajo Gutierrez, Gomez Cornet and Quiros.
It also counts with important donations made by the Santamarina Family like paintings, furniture, ceramics, lithographic works and objects of historical value. Both the permanent and rotating exhibitions are motive of pride for the locals and the museum is considered to be amongst the most important in Argentina.
Location: 353, Chacabuco Street.
Natural Science Museum
This museum opened in 2005 and counts with an important natural and cultural patrimony in both organic and inorganic materials providing valuable scientific information on the history of Earth and Life; material so old that, in some cases is measured in millions and tens of millions of years.
There are minerals and rocks, fossil rests, prints and traces of extinguished plants and animals as well as anthropological material of the Tandil region, the Buenos Aires Province and other parts of the world, donated to the museum or ceded on loan. A library and a documental archive on specific natural history complete the attraction.
Location: 386, Mitre Street.
Tandil Artisan Fair
The artisan fair is organized in the bungalow of the Lago del Fuerte exhibiting and selling crafts made in leather, ropes, wood, & ceramics; hand crafted artisanal knives, artistic iron, woven goods, metals works, ”papier mache”, musical instruments, glass, etc.
Opening Hours: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10.00hs to 21.00hs.