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Back in business: World's most remote museum reopens to visitors

25 January 2022 8:51 AM
Tags:
Tourism
South Georgia Museum
Grytviken
Covid pandemic

Refilwe Moloto speaks to UK correspondent Adam Gilchrist about stories making headlines in the UK and Europe.

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Tourism is undoubtedly one of the sectors hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Economies, livelihoods, public services, and opportunities have been impacted on all continents.

But finally, there's a sign that things could be looking up.

The world's most remote museum has reopened to visitors,

The museum is located in Grytviken, a former whaling station on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, and is known as 'the museum at the end of the world'.

It's basically in the middle of nowhere!

Adam Gilchrist, UK Correspondent

The museum is all about boats and polar explorations and whaling.

Adam Gilchrist, UK Correspondent

Pre-Covid, visitors to the island numbered around 10 000 per summer season, mostly cruise ship passengers who wanted to visit the museum.

Three staff have now journeyed back to the museum...but Grytviken is basically a ghost town, there's no population, just workers who visit.

Adam Gilchrist, UK Correspondent

The museum is managed and operated by the charity South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) which is based in Dundee, Scotland and most of the staff are from the UK.

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25 January 2022 8:51 AM
Tags:
Tourism
South Georgia Museum
Grytviken
Covid pandemic

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