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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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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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History of Antigua

This is a very interesting museum showing the history of the island and it's people. Plan to spend about an hour or so. It's very educational to learn it's not just a beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cybdiver1
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St. John's, Antigua

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St. John's, Antigua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting museum showing the history of the island and it's people. Plan to spend about an hour or so. It's very educational to learn it's not just a beach resort that Antigua and Barbuda has a long and deep history and that it's people have suffered quite a bit to build the tiny nation they have... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This visit started as a respite from the heat of the day but we loved the feeling of this Museum, it was bigger than we thought and the Curator did answer any further information that we questioned very politely, the layout is set up to represent the birth of the island through to the current day. The displays on the... More 

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Antigua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Nice visual...I loved the model home from slavery days made of wattle (wood) and (dab) mud &/or animal dung... Their should be a information guide always present....

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Thank RastaEmpress1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This visit is a must see!!! Lots of detailed History and Culture from the mini wattle and dab homes to the tools used to make cassava flour...

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Billercicay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We were at a loose end in St Johns and found this place on the map, $3 for adults kids under 12 free. Quite small but we all found something of interest for half an hour. I wouldn't suggest driving far to get here but if you're in town and have some time to spare, it's worth calling in.

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Thank Glenn H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice history museum to stop into. Takes only a few minutes to see it all. Glad we stopped in. The staff is nice and friendly.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This museum is a little gem. Set inside a former courthouse, the exhibits tell the story of how the island came to be, how it was settled and some of the more notable events. Quite a few artifacts and a nice little gift shop too! It was air conditioned too, which was great on a super hot day!

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The museum is a bit on the amateurish side, but there is still interesting information about the history of the island. There is also some very interesting artifacts to look at. Particularly enjoyed the display of the different fruits, nuts and seeds from the trees of the island.

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East Hanover, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This was a classic local museum experience with artifacts and historical displays of the island. It was minimal expense and a good way to spend an hour in town.

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Finger Lakes, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The museum looks like it could do with some sprucing up. Some exhibits look like they had seen better days. That said it was inexpensive to get in and was not overwhelming in size. It leads you through the different stages of the island from geological formation until present day. I found that interesting and informative. They also have a... More 

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