We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BVI Folk Museum

Road Town, Tortola
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Road Town
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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.
Write a Review

7 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
58 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 But the museum itself is made of 2 rooms with a small display and some outdated information (they even do not bother to correct out-of-date information, they just write over on the panel!!!).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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
68 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed BVI Folk Museum also viewed

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Been to BVI Folk Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage BVI Folk Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing