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. Use our Montserrat trip maker to arrange your visit to Montserrat Volcano Observatory and other attractions in Montserrat.
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  • visited here in August 2017 with my dad and younger brother. Montserrat is very green and lush. took the day trip on the ferry from Antigua. the boat is spacious and comfortable with air condition and...  more »
  • The Observatory has a fantastic view of the volcano, and allows you to see some of the destruction it has left behind. I'd recommend watching the short film they have inside about the history of the v...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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