Bluff Cove Museum
The Bluff Cove Museum opened in November 2009, next to the Sea Cabbage Café down by the “Best Beach for Nature Lovers” (Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s World’s 50 Best Beaches). The Museum and shop are very popular with our guests.
At the museum we showcase local artists with original paintings and felting. This vibrant “Camp Life” painting (above) is by Leigh-Anne Wolfaardt, who use to live in the Islands. It is a kaleidoscope of colour and stories, depicting the activities of Falkland farm life such as the gathering and shearing of sheep, spinning the wool, horse-racing, sailing, dancing the ‘Benny two step’, playing musical instruments and enjoying a dram around the peat stove, while the birds swirl in the skies above and the seals and dolphins frolic in the waters that teem with fish.
We also support local charities with an interest in Falkland history, such as the Robin Lee Memorial Trust, which promotes traditional Falkland music. We have had musicians play for our guests, including Scottish singer/songwriter Andi Neate who wrote a wonderful song about the Sea Cabbage Café! Pictured here playing the fiddle with Islander Maggie Goss on the accordion.