News about Tristan da Cunha's facilities and attractions for tourists and visitors.

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Page Updated: Tristan da Cunha Accommodation

There are no hotels on Tristan, but there are several guest houses, and you could also arrange to stay with an island family. For a unique experience, stay overnight in the Thatched House Musuem.
24-Aug-2019
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Page Updated: Tristan da Cunha Thatched House Museum

The Museum is a traditional Tristan cottage newly built from volcanic rock and thatched with New Zealand flax, It was opened in 2012 and is available for overnight stays.
10-Aug-2019
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Thatched House Museum Survives the July 2019 Storm

Photos by Shirley Squibb taken 6th August 2019

The Thatched House Museum is the only building on Tristan whose roof is made of traditional New Zealand flax thatch. Thankfully, it suffered very little damage during the July 2019 storm. It lost a piece or two of the turf that seals the ridge of the roof and so the water got in, but nothing too serious.

The Thatched House Museum showing the damaged roof ridge.

The Thatched House Museum showing the damaged roof ridge. The roof of the toilet to the left was undamaged.

Close-up of storm damage to the roof

Close-up of storm damage to the roof, showing tousled thatch and the missing turfs that seal the ridge.

The kitchen in the Thatched House Museum Bedroom in the Thatched House Museum

The interior of the building was almost unscathed

Above: The kitchen

Right: The bedroom

 Another picture of the Thatched House Museum

Another picture of the Thatched House Museum and its separate toilet building.

The July 2019 Storm and the Post Office and Tourism Centre

Reports on damage within the Post Office and Tourism Centre, and progress with provision of alternative facilities.
3-Aug-2019
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Uncovering Tristan's Architectural Heritage

Jason Green and Natalie Swain have stripped one of Tristan's oldest stone houses back to its skeleton, revealing original features, prior to renovation.
5-Jul-2019
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New Page: Tristan da Cunha Visitors' Feedback

Feedback from visitors to Tristan da Cunha.
11-Jun-2019
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Page Updated: Tristan da Cunha Cruise Ships

Details of cruise ships that regularly or occasionally visit Tristan da Cunha.
15-Apr-2019
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Special 2018 Visitor to Tristan

Gan Erez from Israel tells his own story.
23-Dec-2018
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Visitor Donates a Metal Detector to the Museum

Visitor Gan Erez has donated a metal detector to the Tristan da Cunha Museum.
7-Oct-2018
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