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Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Long Street, St. John's, Antigua
268 462 1469
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Ranked #14 of 25 Attractions in St. John's
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Before exploring the island, stop at this museum and update your knowledge of the history of the Caribbean.

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Beckenham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We thought it might be interesting to visit the museum and it was. Sadly it is rather dated and with some improvements and possible interactive models could be really good. The displays are laid out in such a way that some of the "legends" are difficult to read. Glad we went though.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A very small museum that needs upgrading. The entry way could do with some landscaping and maintenance. The enter tour of this museum did not last very long. If you love to read long historical information this may be for you. There was no one guiding us through and it's also not very kid friendly in terms of presentation of... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Not very big and quite old fashioned in the style. It could be improved with more 'story telling'. Half of the museum was a shop.

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united kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is only a small museum in St Johns but a nice brief history of the island with some nice objects a nice place for a short vist

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Cannes, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You shouldn t leave the island without coming to the museum of Antigua. It s not very large but it tok me an hour and a half to get around the rooms because it was so interesting. It s located just around the corner from the busy shopping district and the Cathedral too.

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Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
93 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The museum is located in a nice historical building. The exhibits have seen better days but once you look past that the information in display is insightful and worth taking time to read. The museum is a good small size so depending on how much interest you have you should give yourself between 30 minutes to an hour.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Quite a small museum, but very interesting. Not a great deal of artefacts but it has to be remembered that a lot of destructive weather has taken it's toll in the past. It is situated in the Old Court House

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Clear Lake City, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The exhibit was just one room, and did give a lot of useful information. There are also cases of artifacts from the colonial period for viewing. But there is nothing there that you can't read about on Google.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you going to St. Johns to shop, don't forget to stop by the Museum. It is very informational, and I enjoyed readying and seeing the displays for the history of the island. It was well worth the $6 dollars, and it took about an hour.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Small museum situated near to the cathedral, detailing the history of Antigua. Very informative. Small admission charge.

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