The Historic Dockyard Museum is housed in an old storehouse on Ross Road and contains many exhibits of social and maritime interest as well as displays of natural history and links with the Antarctic. It is one of several buildings in the newly opened Dockland complex.
Temporary exhibitions celebrate anniversaries and events happening in the Islands. There are models, seafaring tales, artefacts and relics from a variety of ships that were stranded in the islands. Shops have been recreated as well as homes and buildings, a washhouse and an old smithy. Natural history exhibits include the world’s oldest remains of the Warrah, a now-extinct fox-like animal, and taxidermy examples of birds found in the Falklands. The museum sells books of local interest, prints, locally crafted items, woollen gifts, pottery, scrimshaw and cold-cast bronze figures.
Visitors can learn more about the impact of the 1982 war on the Islanders and their lifestyles through audio recordings which tell stories from the perspective of children of those difficult days.
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A medal was purchased for this point by: Falklands Island Government