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The observatory is a must visit place on Montserrat, but be warned there is not much there. You get... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good view of the volcano

It was real exciting to see the volcano up close. The lush greenery on one side and the ash... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
St. John's, Antigua
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The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) located in Flemings, Salem. The Observatory is a colourful state-of- the art building equipped to monitor the volcano on a 24-hour basis. The Observatory is strategically positioned to view the volcano and...more
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Friendly staff. Got quite a bit of education on the volcano in montserrat and on some in the Caribbean. Mr Christopher was very willing to answer our questions

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbrunz84
Reviewed November 22, 2018

There is a nice view of the volcano and the surrounding area. There is a sulfur smell. The buried town is barely visible on the coast.The movie is ($4).

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

We stopped there after our tour of the island. What a great view from the Observatory and very informative!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Simone M
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Great viewing point, and a must visit stop on your Montserrat tour. Make sure you watch the volcano movie (free) so good!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed August 25, 2018

The observatory is a must visit place on Montserrat, but be warned there is not much there. You get to watch a very interesting film by Dave Lee (from Hill Top Cafe) and if you're lucky, you might see the helicopter taking off or landing....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We came here on part of a tour of the island. Learned a lot about the Interesting, yet tragic history of the territory. Very moving. I would recommend a random stop here or as part of a tour.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

It was real exciting to see the volcano up close. The lush greenery on one side and the ash build-up from previous eruptions on the other side is a great phenonenon. Any visitor to Montserrat should visit the observatory. To

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The view from the observatory was breathtaking.. I could see the smouldering volcano that looks kind of serene due to the devastation it caused... the people have been re housed on the other side of the island at a beautiful place they have named lookout...

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jules5551
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

If you go Montserrat, take a trip to the Observatory. It is very small but well informed. There are various posters outlining volcanic activity in Montserrat as well as other Caribbean islands. You can watch a short video, that really brings to life the magnitude...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank nattyduncan
Reviewed April 10, 2018

A visit to the Observatory is a must on Montserrat. You'll be up high and have nice views of the ocean, surrounding area and if the clouds let up of the volcano itself. You might even see some side vents steaming. Inside the observatory is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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I believe it was $4 US.