Municipal Historical Museum Roberto Barili – Villa Mitre
This a Spanish house set in the middle of a block-size park that offers visitors echoes from long gone times and collections donated by the city inhabitants.
Location: 3870, Lamadrid Street.
Victoria Ocampo Cultural Centre – “Villa Victoria”
This is a prefabricated bungalow brought from Great Britain by writer Victoria Ocampo’s grandmother and became Victoria’s summer residence; it is surrounded by an imposing park. It has been very well known for receiving the visits of illustrious people like Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriela Mistral and Igor Stravinsky.
The halls offer consistent shows of the fascinating life and works of Victoria. She donated her house to Unesco in 1973 and it became Municipal Heritage in 1981.
Location: 1851, Matheu Street.
“Juan Carlos Castagnino” Municipal Art Museum
This museum is another example of a beautiful residence set in Villa Ortiz Basualdo at the top of Stella Maris hill. There is an important painting collection and the Castagnino hall which stands out. Location: 1189, Colon Street.
“Lorenzo Scaglia” Municipal Natural Science Museum
This museum is in Plaza España and has an aquarium as well as a complete collection of fossils from the Tertiary and Quaternary Periods. The park has many amusements for the kiddies who love it completely.
Location: Plaza España.
“Bruzzone House” Museum
This is the House-Museum of painter Alberto Bruzzone and opens its doors to make this plastic artist’s works known in the “El Grosellar” area. There is, at the port another museum of a painter who captured like nobody else the atmosphere of the city.
Location: 6193, Marie Curie Street.
This is a private museum, an old residence located within a modern one. It houses a magnificent collection of 30,000 sea shells from seas around the world.
Location: 1114, Colon Street.
“Guillermo Magrassi” Archeological Museum
This enterprise was organized and managed by the residents; It opened in 2000 and has three main sections: Aboriginal Archeology, Local Paleontology and Southern Stories. Tools, weapons and different elements and objects from the first communities settled in the region are on exhibition here coming from Waikiki, “La Ballenera”, Monte Hermoso, “Celesta 53” and Chapadmalal amongst others. There are also interesting photo archives and reproductions.
Location: 750, Luis Franco Street.
“Man of the Port” Museum
This Museum was created in order to rescue and preserve the cultural and historic heritage of the Port and covers three areas of study: the Anthropological, the Sociological and the Historical. It is part of the Historical heritage.
For those wishing to investigate about the Port, at the management offices there is a library, a section with a collection of magazines, and the video library of the museum as well as a genealogical register of Port Families and a register of History of Institutions, Monuments & Architectural Heritage of the place.
“Vito Dumas” Museum
There is an exhibition of paintings and belongings of Vito Dumas a famous solo sailor & nautical elements. It has a café with view of the ocean. Visits free of charge;
Location: 3997, Maritime Boulevard Patricio Peralta Ramos.
Argentine Navy Submarine Force Museum
This museum has plenty of documents and mock-up models illustrating the history of five generations of submarines.
Location: Escollera Norte, 250mts from the INIDEP building.
Permanent exhibition of objects related to the history of communications such as Telex, Telegraph, Postal phone, letter boxes, Telephone directories and photo material. It is situated at the Pedestrian St. Shopping center. Entrance: free of charge.
Location: 2250, San Martin St.
Malvinas Museum “Lieutenant Navy Flight Pilot Marcelo Marquez”
Exhibition of material related to the Malvinas/Falkland War. There is a permanent exhibition of images, journalistic reports, clothing, mock-up model of the CRIM complex and replica of the General Belgrano Destroyer. It is situated at the Pedestrian St. Shopping center. Entrance: free of charge.
Location: 2250, San Martin St.
“Juan B. Ambrosetti” Traditionalist Museum
Exhibition of old objects used in everyday country life. There is also an art school, crafts and folk dances. Entrance: free of charge;
Location: 2543, San Juan Street.
Auto Racing Museum Juan Manuel Fangio – Balcarce
This museum is managed by the Juan Manuel Fangio Auto Museum Foundation in Balcarce, 70kms from Mar del Plata. This is the most important museum in the world dedicated to a racing pilot and it is situated in Balcarce, birth place of Fangio. It has 4,920sq mts with an exhibition of cars and trophies won by the five-time Formula one champion.