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Address: East End, East End Village, Anguilla
Phone Number: 497-4092
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This museum has artifacts and exhibits on Anguillan history, including the...

This museum has artifacts and exhibits on Anguillan history, including the revolution of 1967-1969.

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A careful and fascinating collection - leave enough time.

I visited this museum, as part of a trip to discover Anguilla. My father Ron Onions had covered the 'revolution' on the island at the end of the sixties. I had a child's view of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 June 2016
SarahOnions
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Feltham, United Kingdom
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Feltham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum, as part of a trip to discover Anguilla. My father Ron Onions had covered the 'revolution' on the island at the end of the sixties. I had a child's view of what had happened but this heritage collection helped me to understand that it was a more complex picture. But as well as the more modern... More 

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Anguilla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is an incredibly fantastic museum on Anguilla's history. If you care at all about the culture and people of places you visit, this is a must on your visit to Anguilla! Please be sure to see the gift shop and donate to keep this place open!

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Sydney
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We waited until our last day to visit the collection but wished we has done it at the beginning of our vacation. There is so much information available that it would have been nice to have those details as we travelled the island. You could easily spend an hour or two (depending on your level of interest) checking out all... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This little gem of a museum is one man's life-long labor of love telling the story of the people of Anguilla. Mr. Petty, the curator, has collected and curated an amazingly thorough, thoughtful and professional presentation of the history of the island. The history of island is both painful and inspirational and the museum treats both equally. Take a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Wifey and I greatly enjoyed learning about the history of Anguilla. Though not a huge space, the exhibits were well thought out and informative. They started with the first natives to occupy the island and continues through the revolution. My only complaint is that I wanted more. How did Anguilla transform from an island with no phones, no electricity, and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

On almost every trip we visit this museum, and we always learn something new. Colville Petty, the curator, has gone far beyond collecting and displaying artifacts and curiosities; he has organized them into sections that tell the difficult history of this little island, from slavery, through the hardships of the post-slavery era and its two revolutions. Mr. Petty himself has... More 

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The Valley, Anguilla
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

My wife, 7 year old daughter and I stopped in one morning and spent a couple of hours there. Mr. Colville Petty has curated an astounding collection of artifacts and history of Anguilla, from prehistoric times through the modern era. Mr. Petty was on site and available to answer all of our questions. Spending some time here gives you a... More 

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

A small museum divided into time and cultural periods of Anguilla's history. Each interest, chronicled in order from Pre-Ceramic to Revolutionary presents the period in an easily understood and appreciated manor. We were most surprised by how recently Anguilla became an independent country in the British Commonwealth. A "must do" is engage the curator, Colville Perry in conversation. Admission fee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

You can spend an hour-- or much more-- going through the thoughtful collections here at the museum. Spanning a time-period from pre-history (ancient tools made from shells) to leg irons from the slave period to the blow-by-blow accounts of the separation struggle of the late 60's. It's a go-at-your-own pace arrangement and you can linger on artifacts briefly or read... More 

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Morehead City, NC
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Our first stop in Anguilla to learn about the island and its history and people. Fascinating, and the curator, whose collection this is, was so informative, helpful and interesting. He was also one of the protesters in the fight to separate from St. Kitts.

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