Despite the fact that we only have a relatively small number of items from the Falklands war, our '82 Room is a popular section of the Museum which can demand a considerable portion of your time at Britannia House.
This small room is split into two distinct areas - the main room is dedicated to the story of the invasion by Argentine forces and the difficulties experienced by Islanders, through to the arrival of the British Task Force and the Liberation on June 14th. The entry area focuses rather more on the invaders - featuring a recreated bunker, a range of Argentine weapons, propaganda and leaflets.
The '82 Room has been tremendously enhanced by a number of items donated to the Museum by veterans of the conflict - these include "The Falklands Fiddle" (given in 2002 by "Bernie" Bruen RN), the beret worn by Surgeon Commander Rick Jolly RN, a 2 Para flag signed by members of the regiment, and Silver SAMA medals held on behalf of the Falklands' community.
In recent years we have also been fortunate enough to be given copies of a number of photographs taken during the war by members of the British forces.
Unfortunately, space does not allow for much to be displayed or for us to go into great detail in our exhibits, but staff are never far away and will always be happy to answer your questions.
High Season (November to End of March)Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 4.00pmWeekends: 2.00pm - 4.00pmHours may be extended on days when cruise ships are visiting Stanley
Off Season (April to end of October)Monday to Friday: 9.30am-12.00 noon and 1.30pm - 4.00pmWeekends: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
To promote awareness and appreciation of the history and heritage of the Falkland Islands and to protect and preserve this history for future generations.