Historic Dockyard Museum

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Historic Dockyard Museum


Located on Ross Road, in Stanley, the Historic Dockyard Museum contains many exhibits of social and maritime interest and is a “must-see” for all visitors. Life in the past is exemplified though farming stories, items for entertainment and relaxation, recreations of shops, homes and buildings including a wash-house and old smithy. Maritime exhibits include models, seafaring tales, artefacts and relics from ships stranded in the Islands. Natural history is also on display with the world’s oldest remains of the Warrah, a fox-like animal now extinct, and Falklands’ birds brought to life through taxidermy. 

A shop in the museum offers a variety of souvenirs including local interest books, prints and locally crafted items, branded clothing and woollen gifts, Historic Dockyard Museum branded local pottery, replica scrimshaw and cold-cast bronze figures including Falklands’ wildlife.

For more information on the Historic Dockyard Museum, click here.

Opening Times

Winter Opening Hours (1 Apr 2021 - 30 Sept 2021)
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 16:00
Summer Opening Hours (1 Oct 2021 - 31 Mar 2022)
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday09:00 - 11:00*
13:00 - 16:00*
Sunday13:00 - 16:00*

* The museum has longer opening hours on cruise ship days, including Mondays. Cartmell Cottage is open upon request

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Falkland Islands Tourist Board Visitor Experience of the Year 2016 2016
  • Falkland Islands Tourist Board Visitor Experience of the Year 2019 2019

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