The Historic Dockyard Museum in the Falkland Islands opened its doors to the public in Sept 2014. The Museum (Under the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust), is a registered charity in the Islands. The HDM has been a huge success but we are not done yet! We need to give the bigger items in our collection a home - a home they deserve.
Nine generations of Social History are being looked after keenly at the Museum but the stories in themselves involve some intriguing and sizable artifacts - from ships rescued from treacherous seas to the Search and Rescue helicopter that saved the lives of many people in and around the Islands - to the 'Roadless' Landrover, only one of 9 ever built! We also have the F4 Phantom II - one of the first to arrive in the Islands after the conflict in 1982 together with a large collection of items left in the aftermath of the conflict in 1982; the bow of a 160 yr old American packet ship - the Charles Cooper; a fire engine, the Governors taxi - a red Austin London cab, a Lynx helicopter, a peat lorry, agricultural equipment and so, so much more!
This big building will also incorporate a much needed storage facility - we have over 7,000 objects in our collection - a collection that continues to grow. Please help us to look after these treasures and preserve the heritage of the Falkland Islands for future generations.
We have the land - we have the plans (a 20 x 60m building), we have the enthusiasm and we have the passion so all we need is the money! We can't do this without your help - we have a huge target but we also have huge hopes!