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Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Fleming's, Montserrat
+1 664-491-5647
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Great insight on the volcano

The observatory has a short video which is well done and allows you to see the volcano erupting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
very informative and great views

We stopped in here after visiting the Exclusion zone so it filled in a lot of the gaps regarding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas S
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The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) located in Flemings, Salem. The Observatory is a colourful state-of- the art building equipped to monitor the volcano on a 24-hour basis. The Observatory is strategically positioned to view the volcano and surrounding environs including the abandoned capital, Plymouth. There is also a helipad on site. Educational talks are offered.
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Fleming's, Montserrat
+1 664-491-5647
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The observatory has a short video which is well done and allows you to see the volcano erupting over the 10 or more years it erupted. It shows before and after pictures and explains what is happening. It is a must see.

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here after visiting the Exclusion zone so it filled in a lot of the gaps regarding the event. They have a nice movie that takes about 20 minutes that explains a lot about the events leading up to the eruption. it is...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The video was very interesting, as was the view of the volcano with its orientation map. There were further interesting facts and figures on display inside the MVO, but we were slightly disappointed that there was no access to any recording equipment and up-to-date seismic...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was a great place to get information about the volcano and history. It has a great view, lots of good information and a small but neat gift shop.

Thank 1Aislinn
Reviewed 2 November 2017

visited here in August 2017 with my dad and younger brother. Montserrat is very green and lush. took the day trip on the ferry from Antigua. the boat is spacious and comfortable with air condition and wash rooms. The observatory offers an amazing view from...More

Thank Shawn3112
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Observatory has a fantastic view of the volcano, and allows you to see some of the destruction it has left behind. I'd recommend watching the short film they have inside about the history of the volcano and Montserrat. The staff is all very friendly...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 16 July 2017

WoW....Amazing to see pictures and hear about the destruction of the volcano. Very small place, small gift shop, short presentation. Good views of the volcano and surrounding area. A quick must stop

Thank nadine q
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The observatory offers what I imagine to be spectacular views. We went on a cloudy day so it wasn't a perfect or clear view but at times, we were able to see the volcano. On a sunny day, I bet the views are even more...More

Thank fun_travelers_3
Reviewed 5 May 2017

You have to visit MVO to understand the challenges, and resiliency, that the Montserrat community faces. Watch the video show the story of how a thriving culture had to literally pick up and move and replant themselves. There are books for sale as are some...More

Thank JenEricTravelers
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

In 1995 its principal city of Montserrat, Plymouth, was destroyed by a volcano, and nearly the entire 13,000 population of the island was evacuated. The volcano is still active, and the southern two-thirds of the island is an exclusion zones - an outer day use...More

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Response from lunanegra5 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $4 US.