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Ascension Island Heritage Society Museum

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Eclectic mixture

This museum is a wonderful mixture of the local natural history, military history and ancient... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Warrnambool, Australia

Came with friends and loved every minute of it. Totally recommend this and also you can buy your... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2018
Briony B
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“history”(6 reviews)
“letterbox”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Fort Hayes, Georgetown, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
(+247) 7000
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This museum is a wonderful mixture of the local natural history, military history and ancient technology. It is well laid out and the volunteers running it, with a small gift shop, are very happy to help and talk. There is a free book exchange with...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Came with friends and loved every minute of it. Totally recommend this and also you can buy your letterbox walking book from here so you can collect stamps from all the walks and even buy your letterbox shirt from here. Soo much history in one...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

a lot of history in this small but very thorough museum. lots to see. and Dont miss the fort and bottle room.

1  Thank Cnolan0219
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This museum is run by volunteers and they do a great job. A fun little museum with lots to see, including a fort you can walk around. There is a small fee but it's worth it. They also have a variety of different souvenirs available.

1  Thank Annalise T
Reviewed June 28, 2016

The museum is a collection of a little bit of history from different times on the island. Has a souvenir shop where you can get more information about letterbox walks, fishing and general island history

1  Thank SpiritedAdventurer
Reviewed June 19, 2016

From memory it is only open on Saturday mornings for a few hours, but will open if there is demand apparently. It is only small and covers communications very well and is very informative regarding that aspect. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the Fort has...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Very good displays, updated from last year. Runs through from the formation of the island to recent activities. Good on Cable and Wireless and 1982 Falkland's war.

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is not your typical museum but is well worth the visit. Most of the artifacts have been donated and the museum is run by and maintained by volunteers and judging by the condition of the place its on a tight budget. We spent about...More

2  Thank SouthamptonTwo
Reviewed December 25, 2015

So glad this museum appears on the TripAdvisor website because it is a gem. It is run by volunteers and so open only for a couple of hours twice a week - but to be honest, there isn't much else happening on Ascension, so it...More

2  Thank Peter W
Reviewed September 23, 2015

I just love these small Volunteer run Museums but don't expect too much, it is run by volunteers, and there are definite gaps. but it does give a good taste of Ascensions really varied past. Check opening times early in your visit to the Island,...More

3  Thank JohnCFI
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