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Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Montserrat

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Learn about the recent history of the Soufriere Hills volcano at Montserrat Volcano Observatory, active since 1995. Covering the island's capital city during an eruption in 1997, it is monitored on a daily basis. Visitors can head inside to purchase souvenirs and watch a short educational video about the volcanoes recent activity. Outside, panoramic views of the surrounding carpet of forest and the Soufriere Hills volcano in the distance await. Our Montserrat trip generator makes visiting Montserrat Volcano Observatory and other Montserrat attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • WoW....Amazing to see pictures and hear about the destruction of the volcano. Very small place, small gift shop, short presentation. Good views of the volcano and surrounding area. A quick must stop  more »
  • The observatory offers what I imagine to be spectacular views. We went on a cloudy day so it wasn't a perfect or clear view but at times, we were able to see the volcano. On a sunny day, I bet the vie...  more »
  • You have to visit MVO to understand the challenges, and resiliency, that the Montserrat community faces. Watch the video show the story of how a thriving culture had to literally pick up and move and ...  more »
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  • Great view of the volcano and good souvenirs. They also had an interesting video as well as artifacts from Plymouth
  • This was an amazing trip. On 18 July 1995, the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee, primarily to the United Kingdom, leaving fewer than 1,200 people on the island as of 1997. The volcanic activity continues, mostly affecting the vicinity of Plymouth, including its docking facilities, and the eastern side of the island around the former W. H. Bramble Airport, the remnants of which were buried by flows from volcanic activity on 11 February 2010. We went into the Excliusion Zone to view impressive view of the destruction of Plymouth
  • Super visitors centre with view of volcano and a gift shop. Watch the video
  • Great view of the volcano
  • Enjoyed the movie!

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