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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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Well presented museum

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
28 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
55 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Rather a small national museum which had little surprising there. Building was historically significant. Some of the displays informative, but overall needed a bit of jazzing up.

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