The Museum at Britannia House is located in the westernmost part of Stanley, approximately a mile from the Jetty Visitor’s Centre (JVC) where the Falkland Islands Tourist Board is based. This information centre is right beside the Public Jetty where cruise ship tenders land, so is an ideal starting point for your visit to Stanley.
If you are visiting Stanley on a cruise ship you will have the opportunity to book various tours. Currently, the only excursion including the Museum is the Stanley Highlights Tour.
On cruise ship days we offer a complimentary mini-bus service. This operates between the Jetty Visitors Centre and the Museum, with a drop-off service at Cartmell Cottage on the return journey, and aims to make a round-trip every 20-30 minutes.
The mini-bus has only 12 seats so demand on this service is high, but we are pleased to offer you this free service.
A taxi from the centre of Stanley to the Museum will cost you approximately £3.00 or US $5.00 and will take less than five minutes.
On a nice day the walk from the JVC and the Museum is a very pleasant one which could take as little as 15 minutes depending upon your mobility and your inclination to stop and admire the wildlife and views!
For an indication of just some of the features you will see on the way, have a look at our 7 Steps to the Museum.
NB: When visiting Stanley it is always advisable to dress warmly but in layers that can be removed – our weather is very changeable and it pays to be prepared for just about every eventuality! And don’t forget your sunscreen – the breeze can be deceptively cooling and our unpolluted skies offer no protection from the sun.
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.