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Heritage Collection

East End, East End Village, Anguilla
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum has artifacts and exhibits on Anguillan history, including the revolution of 1967-1969.
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The heritage collection is a flash back. This is a must do when on Anguilla. It gives you the opportunity to learn about the culture.

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Moneta, Virginia, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Museum was very well organized and documented; the curator was friendly and very knowledgable! A must see for visitors to Anguilla!!

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new york city
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Curated by Colville Petty,O.B.E., this charming collection of archaeological finds, historic memorabilia, photographs and other objects is well worth a visit. It provides considerable insight into the remote and recent history of the Island.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum has relics from Anguilla's historic time, the lawn is clean and well kept, the engine to the entrance or the museum, looked well kept also the copper pot out front reminded me of what my grand ma use to parch her cocoa in to make chocolates for tea. Inside are full of artifacts and books and souvenirs of... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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283 reviews 283 reviews
63 attraction reviews
633 helpful votes 633 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

A visit to the Heritage Collection is a must for anyone with the slightest interest in Anguilla and its history. Also, take the opportunity to obtain Colville Petty's book "Anguilla's Battle For Freedom 1967-69" and get it signed by the man himself

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Heritage Collection is a small museum jam-packed with the history of Anguilla from physical objects to photographs to writings ... plus there is the added benefit of speaking directly with Coleville Petty who is the founder and curator of the museum. Mr. Petty was born and raised on Anguilla, left the island for school, and returned to his homeland... More

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Mar Del Plata, Argentina
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Visiting the Heritage Museum, back in 2010, was one of the highlights of our trip to Anguilla. It was indeed a great honor for us to meet Mr. Colville Petty (OBE), the most important historian and writer of Anguilla’s history. His guidance through the different sections, his kindness and knowledge made this visit unforgettable.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Opening its doors at ten, this lovely little heritage museum welcomins you into the history of the island from the Arawaks to present day. A superb collection of information, photographs and artefacts spanning that time brings the local culture and historic times to life, all lovingly collected into on one Place for our perusal. The curator Colville Petty OBE is... More

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The Valley, Anguilla
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Mr Petty runs such an adorable, insightful and passionate museum, I bring all my island visitors here as it's a perfect glimpse into local culture and history, all within about 30-45 minutes. The Heritage Museum should be a requirement for all long-time island visitors and regardless of how often I go, I still learn something new each time. Such a... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
12 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Went here one day on our way back to our villa after lunch at Hibernia - what a perfect way to end the afternoon! I cannot imagine the time and effort Mr. Petty went through to put all of this together, but it is great history of Anguilla with lots to see and understand. This is more like walk through... More

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