Preserving Heritage At Risk
The island of St Helena features some of the most breathtaking Napoleonic heritage in the world. The island's cliffs and valleys are studded with the batteries, fortifications, gates and flagstations built to contain Napoleon and ensure he could not escape.
In addition to its Napoleonic heritage, St Helena boasts outstanding Georgian architecture, and has some of the most significant physical remaining traces of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the world.
Many of these sites are now at risk of being lost forever. While we cannot save them all, our aim is to preserve those where this is viable and to study and document those where long term preservation is not an option.