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“Small, but free”
Review of BVI Folk Museum

Ranked #18 of 39 things to do in Road Town
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Owner description: To get your cultural fill, stop by this small museum to view its collection of curios and relics from the island's slavery days.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Small, but free”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Located on Main Street, the folk museum has some information about the history of the island, including some Arawak/Carib artefacts (amongst others). It's literally just a room, so don't expect something amazing...but it's free, which is always good! There are much better things to visit, but if you have a bit of time to kill, it might be worth a few minutes :)

Visited June 2013
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English first
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“just a room...”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

This museum is really only one room, but an incredible amount of information about the history of the island. Really worth a visit

Visited February 2014
2 Thank Mary2683
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Geneva, Switzerland
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245 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Ok free museum but don't expect much...”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

The lady in the museum was friendly. But the museum itself is made of 2 rooms with a small display and some outdated information (they even do not bother to correct out-of-date information, they just write over on the panel!!!).

Still, it is FREE and you will learn some little thing. But it's a real shame that a financial paradize such as BVI are not able to finance a single world class museum abou their culture!

I wonder where all the money these tax-free islands get from billionnaires go... In a few pockets but certainly not in the culture of the BVI unfortunately!

Visited November 2013
Thank incahueca
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Orlando, Florida
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255 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Small but very informative museum”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

This is a small but very informative little museum. The exhibits are basically a few cases with some artifacts. But there is a wonderful timeline covering most of the walls that walks you through the entire history of the island! Very very informative. Little gift shop had some hand crafted items that were maybe a little overpriced, but they support this little venue so we did make a few purchases - cash only, please (they've been trying to get permission to process credit cards, but no luck yet due to their status). No air conditioning, so the open door is all you get - hope for a breeze! Have to walk up steps to get inside, and I don't remember seeing a ramp. This is tucked off a side street, with lots of shopping nearby - not the chain stores, but smaller, local boutiques. We asked at the port information station how to get here, and they gave us a map - but we still had to ask a few locals to point out the place. If you get to the Sunny Caribbee Spice Shop, it is down the street from that, out the back door. Worth a visit if you love history!

Visited May 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“interesting to learn the history”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

definitely worth a quick look to learn some history of the islands

Visited August 2011
Thank katyakatyak
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