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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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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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Nice little museum

This is a small museum, but it is rich with information about the formation of the island, its early inhabitants, the slavery era, and more recent developments. We spent about 45... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Stephen P
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Cary, North Carolina

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Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small museum, but it is rich with information about the formation of the island, its early inhabitants, the slavery era, and more recent developments. We spent about 45 minutes there. My wife was done within about 15-20 minutes; the rest of the time she was waiting on me to finish. If you are curious about these sorts... More 

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Wroxham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a pleasant time looking around this museum. As you enter there is a statue to the island's hero, Sir Vivien Richards. Lots of interesting bits and pieces about the history of Antigua and worth visiting.

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Thank JMB50
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, but full of interesting history and details of how the Island was formed. The details of the slaves lives very enlightening. Machinery from the sugar plantations were fun.

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Thank Pat4670
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a simple, nice little museum which reflects on storied past of Antigua from the distant ages through English colonization, including the introduction of slavery on sugar plantations, through emancipation and finally Antiqua's independence from B Great Britain in 1981. Well worth the $3 (US) entry fee.

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Thank James D
Mansfield, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened across the museum by complete accident while exploring town on our own (we felt very safe walking around on our own). It's not the biggest or fanciest museum, but it's inexpensive and there are many artifacts related to many periods in the island's history. I'm a bit of a history buff, so this is my kind of thing.... More 

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Thank David B
Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of information about Antigua and Barbuda. Really like the locomotives and the map with the ship wrecks in Barbuda. Lots of old artifacts to look at.

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Thank Helen M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, only small but lots of interesting facts and displays. Very reasonable entry fee. A must if visiting the island.

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Thank Englishroyals
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is well worth visiting if you are in the area. We enjoyed learning about the history of Antigua. Information is nicely presented and includes a wide variety of topics. Also worth a mention is the building in which the museum is housed. If you enjoy historical buildings, this was one of the best on the island.

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Thank 825sara
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Lots of information about the maritime history of Antigua

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Small musium that tells the history of Antigua, only takes about 30 minutes to see it all, alright if your in St. John and looking for something to see. Personally I would rather be in the sun.

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