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Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

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Before exploring the island, stop at this museum and update your knowledge of the history of the Caribbean.
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Long Street, St. John's, Antigua
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Museum while we were in St. John’s and we were impressed by the history of this tiny country. Antigua has the only preserved Georgian Dockyard in the world, one of the best cricket players in the world (Sir Vivian Richards) and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mikiduta
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The Museum was part of our walking tour of Downtown St John, Antigua. Nicely laid out with some really interesting displays giving you the history of the islands and it people. Our guide, Rowan was very informative during our walk and his introduction to the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Lars_92705
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We spent 5 nights in Antigua recently and wanted to take trip to St Johns the capital to see some sights and included the museum on our own brief walking tour. Despite Google and its own website saying it was open at 1030 in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank scottthompson73
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Located in the former Court House (built 1747). Visited as part of a self-guided walking tour using the map provided by the tourist information booth at the cruise ship wharf. Open from 8:30am $US 3 per person. Small, but plenty of interesting artefacts and detailed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MeredithAussie
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We spent about an hour here. The exhibits provided a great deal of information on the relatively short history of the islands. The distinctions made between Antigua and Barbuda with respect to how their slaves were treated was really quite interesting.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I visited the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda while taking a walking tour of St. John's. It was very interesting and covered the founding of Antigua and Barbuda, the sugar plantations, emancipation of slaves, labor unions, independence and world class cricket teams.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 18 March 2018

An enjoyable and interesting shall museum, learnt more about the island and its history. there's a tourist shop inside. if your in St John's, it's worth an hours visit. Easy to find, easy to spot, there's train engine on exhibit on the outside of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BM471
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Came across the museum while out on my own bar blitzing ...this was a nice way to spend an hour away from the sun and tourist shops..interesting history from the original Carrib Indians through to the arrival of the sugar can period. The 3 or...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Oakly56
Reviewed 3 March 2018

A gentle walk from the dock and the shops, a few dollars and some local history. Also walk on up the hill to the cathedral, under renovation, but open and with docents to tell you about it. You get exercise and an experience refreshingly local...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Edward34231
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Imposing building. The engines (trains) and other large items are outside. All of the museum exhibits are on the ground floor. There is archaeology etc from past to present. The gift shop takes up nearly a quarter of the museum. There are only steps up...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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