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Ascension Island Heritage Society Museum

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See the fort as part of your museum visit

The museum opened specifically for our visit by cruise ship and we were made to feel very welcome... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
simply-peregrinating
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Burnley, United Kingdom
Eclectic mixture

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

Reviewed 12 April 2018
travellerX49
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Warrnambool, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Fort Hayes, Georgetown, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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(+247) 7000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum opened specifically for our visit by cruise ship and we were made to feel very welcome by the informative staff. It is only a tiny a museum but there is a eclectic collection of things to see, including the old post office, letter...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 12 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 February 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Cnolan0219
Reviewed 24 August 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.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Annalise T
Reviewed 28 June 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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank SpiritedAdventurer
Reviewed 20 June 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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank David W
Reviewed 17 April 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.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 31 December 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

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank SouthamptonTwo
Reviewed 25 December 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

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Peter W
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