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“A must see in Dominica”
Review of Roseau Museum

Ranked #11 of 33 things to do in Roseau
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Owner description: This museum highlights the island's cultural and natural history.
stanford
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“A must see in Dominica”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

When we disembarked from our ship we could see the tourist information agency across the street, I always try to visit local museums when traveling and went to to ask if there there was a local museum. Upstairs, was the reply.

My husband and I were delighted. He is an earth scientist and I am a historian and both of us were captivated. The display on the local geology had been done by a university or college and was of professional level. The history section had many items and information on the fascinating local and regional history. We spent about half an hour there and enjoyed it very much, The museum does not appear to be well-supported ($3.00) admission fee and does not have a website. A much better way to spend your time than looking at the same duty-free shops as on every other island.

We wish that someone would starts a "Friends of the Museum" project with a website.

Visited December 2013
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SAINT PETERSBURG
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284 reviews
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“Dominica Museum”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

The Dominica Museum is located in the center of town next to the very helpful Tourist Information Center. The entrance fee is $3 US. There are a lot of photographs and information exhibits to read that give and excellent history of the island, especially for day visitors that may not have a guidebook for the island. The Museum is also very close to the Market area.

Visited October 2013
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Kingston, Jamaica
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“Excellent History!”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Its rare that you come across a Museum which has such complete details about a country's past. It wasn't too expensive to get inside and the accuracy of the history and the artifacts on display was astonishing! Well done Dominica, only wish the government would invest a little more into getting the physical building renovated...

Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Nice quick history, definately see”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

With actual artifacts and many clearly explained pictures and displays. From the Carib (the original natives) to present. Go in the morning as they close at 2pm. Only when open, you will see the stairs to the left of Tourist Information (Market Square) to go up to museum.

Visited June 2013
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Roseau, Dominica
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“Roseau Museum”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

This is a gem of a museum . It is very underplayed. This small compact museum has an array of artifacts which give a very clear and comprehensive historical anecdote of the island , culture and ethnology.
Also look out for the large painting of Queen Victoria on the entrance staircase.

Visited February 2013
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