A must visit when in Grytviken is the Museum that is situated towards the right from the landing pier. A good collection of artifacts allows a visitor to obtain the feeling what happened on South Georgia before the islands were declared a protected area. Also inside is a gift shop where one can buy postcards, stamps, books and other souvenirs.
This Norwegian Lutheran Church was pre-built in Norway and erected by the whalers in 1913. This typical Norwegian church is one of the most southern churches on earth and was built by C.A. Larsen. It was consecrated on Christmas Day in 1913. Until 1931 there was often a Lutheran priest on residence. Several marriages and baptism were held in this church during the course of time. In 1922 Sir Shackleton's body lay in this church before being buried in the cemetery.
At various times the church was used as cinema, library and store. Between 1996 and 1998 the church was renovated to prevent it from collapse.