Recently, discussions were held with the Curator over the low number of people visiting the Sir Hudson Lowe Exhibition at Plantation House. Very few people had paid specifically to see this Exhibition on a different day of the week to the escorted tours of Plantation House. Also, in recent weeks, the Exhibition materials had to be moved around temporarily when the building was prepared to host different events and functions.
Despite pragmatic suggestions from HE the Governor to either store the Exhibition until times when more tourists were expected, or to have the exhibition put into a room separate from the house tours, the Curator has taken the decision to dismantle the Exhibition with immediate effect. The Curator’s view was the settings for the displays could not be changed.
Governor’s Office St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha
14 August 2019