South Georgia Museum
South Georgia Museum
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paul_doubler
Cardiff, UK187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Since a small child reading about the exploits of the 19th & early 20c explorers, Shackleton being buried here, also knowing about the whaling station being so well preserved and its amazing "strange" beauty I have wanted to visit.
Well this year achieved "Top Of Bucket List" item and during cruise of Falklands Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica arrived on the splendid small cruise ship MV Island Sky. We sailed in on a wonderfully warm and sunny day and had about six hours ashore. We (all 90 passengers) did the time honoured custom of Toasting the Boss at his graveside with a tot of whisky. Then it was a fabulous afternoon on my own looking at and into everything. The wildlife is of course amazing and to think that the very buildings and station I was in was designed to slaughter on such a huge scale. But now nature and wildlife have come back and it is a place of strange but wonderful beauty. The whalers church is so atmospheric, especially when the bell rings.
The excellent museum is splendid and covers so much in great detail, sadly there is so much to see and yet so little time. Then the Post Office which I send back a postcard home to my Grandson, the lady said abut six weeks to get back to Cardiff and so it was almost six weeks to the day.
This is a very special atmospheric wonderful place that is managed well for conservation of the islands and its wildlife. While I wonder what the ever growing numbers of tourists / Visitors will do to the whole area - which I was of course part of. I am none the less very grateful and proud that I did get to visit and all my expectations were surpassed.
I even went back to the small cemetery and all on my own had a quiet word with Sir Ernest. Bought for my Grandson One Hector of South Georgia for £90 in the hope that it will inspire his future interest (he's only three) in this area. Its good to know that all proceeds from this and all the tourist purchases etc will go to the continual upkeep and protection of this very wonderful very special place.
Written 3 April 2019
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Alaska23_Family
Eagle River, AK383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife and I recently this wonderful museum in South Georgia while on a cruise from Ushuaia to Cape Town. This remarkable museum had numerous whaling and Shackleton artifacts beautifully displayed in English. Well worth a visit when in the area.
Written 28 March 2019
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Debra G
Coos Bay, OR299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
I was on an Antarctica and South Georgia cruise. We were fortunate to come to Grytviken on a sunny day. The museum is loaded with historic relics of the old whaling days and the explorers of that time, including the Shackleton expedition. Very nice shop for such an isolated place. You can even get a postcard and mail it at the postal office out back of the museum.
Written 1 March 2019
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MalcolmM1947
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is a very well curated museum with many original artefacts from the years of whaling in South Georgia. There is also material from Shackleton's epic crossing of South Georgia and some accounts of the beginning off the Falklands war which started off in South Georgia. Next door to museum is a replica of the very small boat which Shackleton and 5 others sailed from Elephant Island to South Georgia. The museum shop is with a visit for souvenirs, T shirts and books.
Written 16 February 2019
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pilot1953
Basel, Switzerland248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Nicely set up small museum giving a good insight into the past. Attached is a small shop selling souvenirs and acting as a post office. Whilst in Grytviken, a must
Written 5 February 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Our Expedition Cruise ship chose Grytviken as one of the landing sites and thus we were able to visit the place and the South Georgia Museum on 7 Jan. Apart from the many artifacts displayed inside and outside the museum proper, a small gift shop was also available for the purchase of souvenirs by visitors. The staff there were very helpful and informative on background history of the place. Highly recommended.
Written 1 February 2019
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We visited Grytviken from an expedition cruise with Hurtigruten. The museum is very interesting and we did not have enough time to do it justice. There is a good gift shop there too. Nearby is the abandoned whaling station, the post office and the church. We really enjoyed our stop in Grytviken.
Written 29 January 2019
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Lester P
Havre de Grace, MD495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
Hats off to the wonderful staff and volunteers who maintain this gem of a museum. South Georgia is steeped in history. It is in the cemetery just a short walk from the Museum that Earnest Shackleton is buried. Right next to the museum is an abandoned and very much decayed whaling station. The Museum itself has lots of information on the history and biology of the islands and its inhabitants. During the inter only 5-6 hardy souls winter over. That number swells to 35 during the Antarctic summer. Yet cruise ships and researchers bring some 80,000 people to visit this sweet museum. It also has a nice gift shop.
Written 11 January 2019
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GClife
Gold Coast, Australia1,595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This small museum in its incredibly remote location is a surprisingly find, it’s very well curated with great artefacts from the bygone whaling era, including a reconstructed whalers room. You can easily spend a few hours here delving into this history
Written 30 December 2018
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Sarah Thueler
Zofingen, Switzerland42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Very informative museum with a very friendly Staff. You can also buy some gifts there or clothes. Go in!
Written 18 December 2018
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