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This museum helps us to understand the importance of the conscientious use of technology in the life of man. Visit and enjoy it.

Museum of Man and Technology

On the corner of Brazil St. and Zorrilla St. of San Martín stands the Museo del Hombre y la Tecnología (Museum of Man and Technology). Located in a building built between 1909 and 1915 that once housed the Central Market of Salto, it currently has eleven rooms and a central area that shows how the different events in the evolution of technology have changed the life of man.

Modern, chronological and educational, as you walk through the collection of the museum archeological findings there are 2,000-year-old exhibits when Salto Grande Dam was excavated.

Museum of Man and Technology

There are some traces of colonization in another room reproduced by means of dioramas and artifacts of cultural evolution of the local people, thus showing how important it was for men to use their intelligence for the development of a technology that would produce better results from their tasks and their life quality.

There are some items related to cattle breeding, the old means of transportation like wagons or stagecoaches; weapons, the birth of gauchos and with him the pulpería (local store), spurs, knives and mate.

The next room displays machines from the onset of industrial production, as well as punch card clocks, old cameras and even the recreation of an art noveau cake shop from the XIX century. There is also another room featuring the refined décor and dresses typical of the belle epoque, amongst the most important items.

Museum of Man and Technology

As it can be expected, the last room of the museum is dedicated to electric energy and there is a model of the Salto Grande Dam. The function of this important generating energy plant can be observed there.

One of a kind in the Río de la Plata region, the Museo del Hombre y la Tecnología is a dynamic experience, educational and recreational, to be enjoyed by the whole family. We highly recommend a visit to this museum.


Del Hombre y la Tecnología

Brasil y Zorrilla de San Martín, (50000) , Salto, Salto
Tel: +54 47329898
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Opening hours

Every day from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.

Bear in mind

Groups, we recommend that you make a tour reservation in advance.
The entrance ticket and the service of guides are free of charge.


Del Hombre y la Tecnología

Brasil y Zorrilla de San Martín
Tel: +54 47329898

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