Visiting Damoy Hut

Damoy Hut which stands in Dorian Bay on Wiencke Island (64° 49’S,63°31’Wis the most modern of Britain’s Historic Sites and Monuments in Antarctica. The hut acted for a number of years as a British summer air facility and transit station for scientific personnel travelling further south to scientific stations.

Building guide

The hut consists of the bunkroom, the old toilet (now used for storage) and the kitchen/lounge. A number of artefacts still remain inside and around the building. Please refer to the interpretation posters for further information about the sites HSM status and its history as an air transit station.

Click here to see the floor plan.

Please take note of the following during your visit:


  1. The Port Lockroy team will endeavour to open and close the base each summer season. However, if the windows are shuttered when you visit then please remove them and store in the bunkroom. A ladder for accessing the shutters is also kept in the bunk room.
  2. Ensure all outdoor clothing and boots are clean before entering the building. Please use the boot scrubber provided.
  3. The site is a historic site and monument and therefore overnight stays should not be made. Please do not handle, use or remove any artefacts or sit on chairs and other furniture.
  4. Please do not smoke or use matches, candles or stoves in or around the building.
  5. Leave a record of your visit in the visitor book and please report any damage to the hut or its contents or maintenance required to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust:
  6. A designated cleaning kit is kept in the porch. Please ensure that the hut is clean on your departure and that snow/water is mopped up from the floors.
  7. Please ensure that the doors are securely closed when you leave.

For all official guidelines and specific instructions please refer to the Damoy Hut Antarctic Treaty Visitor Site Guide.

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