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Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

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Before exploring the island, stop at this museum and update your knowledge of the history of the Caribbean.
Long Street, St. John's, Antigua
+1 268-462-1469
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All reviews old court house entrance fee interesting building slave trade prehistoric times gift shop worth a visit island history viv richards local history take your time sugar cane industry some tlc interesting facts cruise ship artifacts courthouse
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

The Museum was part of our walking tour of Downtown St John, Antigua. Nicely laid out with some really interesting displays giving you the history of the islands and it people. Our guide, Rowan was very informative during our walk and his introduction to the...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

We spent 5 nights in Antigua recently and wanted to take trip to St Johns the capital to see some sights and included the museum on our own brief walking tour. Despite Google and its own website saying it was open at 1030 in the...More

Thank scottthompson73
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Located in the former Court House (built 1747). Visited as part of a self-guided walking tour using the map provided by the tourist information booth at the cruise ship wharf. Open from 8:30am $US 3 per person. Small, but plenty of interesting artefacts and detailed...More

Thank MeredithAussie
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We spent about an hour here. The exhibits provided a great deal of information on the relatively short history of the islands. The distinctions made between Antigua and Barbuda with respect to how their slaves were treated was really quite interesting.

Reviewed April 16, 2018

I visited the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda while taking a walking tour of St. John's. It was very interesting and covered the founding of Antigua and Barbuda, the sugar plantations, emancipation of slaves, labor unions, independence and world class cricket teams.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

An enjoyable and interesting shall museum, learnt more about the island and its history. there's a tourist shop inside. if your in St John's, it's worth an hours visit. Easy to find, easy to spot, there's train engine on exhibit on the outside of the...More

Thank B M
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Came across the museum while out on my own bar blitzing ...this was a nice way to spend an hour away from the sun and tourist shops..interesting history from the original Carrib Indians through to the arrival of the sugar can period. The 3 or...More

Thank Oakly56
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A gentle walk from the dock and the shops, a few dollars and some local history. Also walk on up the hill to the cathedral, under renovation, but open and with docents to tell you about it. You get exercise and an experience refreshingly local...More

Thank Edward34231
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Imposing building. The engines (trains) and other large items are outside. All of the museum exhibits are on the ground floor. There is archaeology etc from past to present. The gift shop takes up nearly a quarter of the museum. There are only steps up...More

Thank traveller-pg
Reviewed February 15, 2018

I had time to kill while wife was horse riding. Found this museum in the backstreets of St. John's. Staff were as laid back as you expect in the Caribbean. Museum was clean and tidy. Old and dated exhibits within and took me an hour...More

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Response from Sheila H | Reviewed this property |
about a 7 min walk