Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust

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The location of the Falkland Islands Museum since 2014
Britannia House, the former location of the museum

The Falkland Islands Museum is located at the historical dockyard site in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is run by the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust (FIMNT), which is a registered charity. The Museum has no formal collections policy, but it covers the natural and cultural history of the Falkland Islands. The FIMNT is also involved in the care and protection of various sites and structures of archaeological and historic importance through the islands. The new museum features an interactive room focused on the stories of the Islanders during the 1982 conflict. There is also a large area dedicated to the maritime history, which finally allows large pieces to be displayed and enjoyed.


The museum was established in 1987 and was officially opened on 13 February 1989 by the former Governor of the Falkland Islands, Sir Rex Hunt. The move to its current location took several years, as raising money for the project took time. The new historic dockyard development was opened in 2014, but there are still ongoing projects to bring to life other buildings and displays.


Coordinates: 51°41′31″S 57°51′32″W / 51.6919°S 57.8589°W / -51.6919; -57.8589