The Historic Environment Record (HER) is the primary source of information of the Falkland Islands historic environment. It holds records on all aspects of the past from the earliest traces of human activity on the archipelago to present day.
The Falkland Islands dataset includes records of archaeological sites and reports, find spots, monuments (heritage assets), as well as buildings and structures of architectural or historic interest.
The information on the archaeological and historical sites or structures of historical interest are complimented by collections of photographs, maps, plans and surveys where applicable.
All of the information used in the HER has been referenced accordingly both online and in the HER Archive. The information has been derived from a array of sources which includes surveys, fieldwork and excavation, published and unpublished books, journal articles, grey literature, museum archival material, and local historians.
The main function of the HER is to provide concise reference sources, information and advice to regulatory bodies, developers and contractors, as well as educational and research-based work.
The Falklands HER is an ongoing project for the National Trust of the Falkland Islands. As such we are working to collate, record and digitise all data for the HER as soon as possible. Until the time all records have been digitised we welcome visitors to our office at the Historic Dockyard Museum in Stanley. Please pop into the Museum or email the Heritage Conservation Officer to book an appointment stating the enquiry.
The National Trust have partnered with the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) to provide an interactive map experience of the HER.
The HER can be accessed online via the weblink provided:
The Historic Environment Record will never be complete, as new discoveries of finds and sites appear; maintaining and updating this dataset will be an ongoing task for the National Trust.
You can contribute to the HER by contacting the Heritage Conservation Officer to request a Data Capture Form in order to report any notable discoveries that have yet to be recorded. You can also report on the condition of a site or heritage asset by requesting a Monitoring Form.
The host authority of the Falkland Islands HER is the National Trust who work under the umbrella of the Falkland Islands Museum. We are a registered charity here in the islands and together we strive to preserve all aspects of the historic environment for the people of the Falkland Islands.
Heritage Conservation Officer
Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust
Historic Dockyard Museum