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BVI Folk Museum

Road Town, Tortola
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Road Town
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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238 reviews 238 reviews
73 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very historic with lots of British history attached,a little expensive ,but well worth a visit,indoor seating area with refreshments/drinks,but a little expensive

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Near the old post office, this little museum has displays of home grown, home-spun historical products as well as Amerindian objects and things from the Plantation era, also Rhone artifacts. Worth a look.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

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

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Geneva, Switzerland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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... More

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Orlando, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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... More

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

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

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