You will all by now be aware that our latest acquisition, the Sea King Search and Rescue helicopter, is coming to its temporary home at FIGAS on Saturday 14th Jan. This giant, and the other larger items in our collection need a home. I have launched a Just Giving page on behalf of the FI Museum and National Trust and we would like your help in reaching as many people as possible. We are trying to raise over £1M (although for some reason it is showing as £5M on the link below – I am trying to get this changed!)
As a registered charity in the Islands, we rely heavily on the generosity of people like you. Thanks to the FIMA Friends (Friends of the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust and the Jane Cameron National Archives) we already have £200K.
We opened our doors at the Historic Dockyard Museum in Sept 2014 and it has been a huge success …but we are not done yet! We need to give the bigger items in our collection a home – a home they deserve.
Nine generations of Social History are being looked after keenly at the Museum but the stories in themselves involve some intriguing and sizeable artefacts – from ships rescued from treacherous seas to the Search and Rescue helicopter that has saved the lives of many people in and around the Islands – to the ‘Roadless’ Landrover, only one of 9 ever built! There is also the F4 Phantom II – one of the first to arrive in the Islands after 1982 together with a large collection of items left in the aftermath of the 1982 Conflict; the bow of a 160 year old American packet ship – the Charles Cooper; a fire engine, the Governors Taxi, a Lynx helicopter, a peat lorry, agricultural equipment and so much more!
This big building will also incorporate a much needed storage facility – we have over 7,000 objects in our collection – a collection that continues to grow. Please help us look after these treasures and preserve the history and heritage of the Falkland Islands for future generations.
We have the land, we have the plans (a 20 x 60m building), we have the enthusiasm and we have the passion so all we need now is the money. We can’t do this without your help – we have a huge target but we also have huge hopes!
If you would like to make a donation please click on the link below - this will take you to our Just Giving page or email me at email@example.com
The staff and trustees of the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust
Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust
The historic heart of Stanley