HMS AVENGER Remembered by the Falkland Islanders in New Museum
The Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust is based in the old government dockyard in central Stanley, and at the Historic Dockyard Museum site. We tell the stories of the Islands from discovery, through settlement and up to the present day with displays relating to lifestyle, social history, wildlife and our rich maritime heritage.
On display are sections relating to discovery, early settlement, early life in the Islands together with an upstairs gallery featuring a diorama on the wildlife of the Islands, and a maritime section.
The period of the 1982 war is also covered briefly at the Historic Dockyard Museum, through an audio-visual film “Through Children’s Eyes” which covers the events of April –June 1982 through the perspective of Islanders who were children at the time of the invasion.
We are raising fund to create a Lookout Gallery and Exhibition Hall in order to display more items and tell the events of 1982 in more detail and have space to show other large items in our collection that we cannot house at the dockyard site.
Museum Trustees are seeking donations towards the construction of the new annexe. The estimated cost is in the region of £1.5 million of which £500,000 has already been raised.