Heritage Society

Heritage Society

The Society continues to develop the Museum of St Helena, with temporary exhibitions – encouraging repeat visits from islanders as well as tourists. Since it opened in 2002 the Museum of St Helena has hosted over 14,000 visitors.

Heritage Society Mission Statement

To ensure that the Museum effectively and efficiently contributes towards achieving the National Strategic Objectives that have been set for the Island of St Helena.

Museum of St Helena

On 21st May 2002, the quincentenary of the island’s discovery, the Museum of St Helena was officially opened by His Excellency Governor Hollamby; a fitting occasion to inaugurate a new museum, a source of pride and interest for all St Helenians – Saints.

The Museum is set in a late 18th-Century stone building, formerly the old Power Station, at the foot of the Ladder in lower Jamestown. This beautifully restored building is a showcase for St. Helena’s National Heritage.

Since its opening the Museum has provided a much needed focus for the community and for visitors to the Island, and for many has been the base point for further island exploration.

An annual programme of temporary exhibitions encourages repeat visits from islanders as well as tourists. Since it opened in 2002 the Museum has hosted over 14,000 visitors.

The St Helena Government recognises its commitment to maintain this important asset and is meeting the cost of employing the local curator.

Range of services offered by the Museum:

  • Education – families and individuals, schools and adult education
  • Consultancy
  • Conferences and Events
  • Picture library (and later film library)
  • Media information
  • Publishing – Bulletins, press releases and educational materials for schools
  • Shop
  • Essential links with the St Helena Government and non-Government organisations.

Please visit the Museum of St Helena website link