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Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

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Address: Long Street, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 268 462 1469
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Description: Before exploring the island, stop at this museum and update your knowledge...
Before exploring the island, stop at this museum and update your knowledge of the history of the Caribbean.
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Interesting and informative.

My husband and I decided to check out St. John's instead of going on an excursion for our day in Antigua. We found the museum and are glad we did. It's a small place, but packed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Nelson, Canada

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Nelson, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to check out St. John's instead of going on an excursion for our day in Antigua. We found the museum and are glad we did. It's a small place, but packed with a lot of exhibits and information. It was very interesting, but sad, to learn about the horrible history of the island's slavery.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place reminds one of the shameful history of the UK and slavery. This topic is handled sympathetically but still makes one think. Viv Richards cricket bat lives here as well b

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Kent UK
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154 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Only a 15 - 20 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal and a good way of finding out more about the island before or after an excursion/tour. The displays are mostly set in one room and could do with some renewing but the information, particularly on slavery, we found really interesting. We found the hour or so we spent... More 

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Palm Bay Florida
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wished I had mor time to explore this gem. Several environmental groups ( including bird and sea turtle research) are headquartered here. Very friendly staff.

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Vienna
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

An interesting museum but somewhat tired. When I enquired about the fate of certain objects stated to be there I was told they no longer existed, which was obviously untrue, and after some effort I got details of the friends of the museum to contact. Generally Antiguans are amazingly friendly and helpful - not so here. Totally unprofessional, in other... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This Museum, set in the Court House, is very small indeed, but gives an excellent overview of the history of the Island. It deals with the Arawak and Carib occupation of the Island and grasps the nettle of the slave trade in the Sugar Plantations really well. The exhibit's texts are suitable for school aged children and adults. The Museum... More 

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chesapeake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Step into the past with this piece of ol' Brit. Touched by the realism, we strolled and paused, enjoying each exhibit. This museum is The Way It Was under decades of stiff British bulldog rule. It's as if one stepped into a 1959 National Geographic story on Antigua. As we left, 5th graders from the town were lined up waiting... More 

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Brights Grove, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stumbled upon this museum as we walked around the busy streets of St John's. The building was huge which housed the displays but the museum was small. Admission was fairly nominal. This is not a museum that we are used to by North American or European standards but still has something to tell us about the history of the... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Like many small museums, this one has lots of old utilitarian objects of no particular note, but it does tell an interesting story of the history of Antigua.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The museum is small and informative. They have many displays that show the history of Antigua and Barbuda. Worth the visit if in St John's and a bargin at 3 EC.

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Address: Address: Long Street, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 268 462 1469
Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint John Parish  >  St. John's

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