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Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

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Address: Long Street, St. John's, Antigua
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+1 268-462-1469
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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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Harrowing History

Small but fascinating museum. Essential visit for 3US$ to appreciate the history of the island from a geological and human hardship perspective. Can be done in under an hour but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Richard L
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Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but fascinating museum. Essential visit for 3US$ to appreciate the history of the island from a geological and human hardship perspective. Can be done in under an hour but gives a great appreciation of the island's development.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not do the guided tour, but we looked at the exhibits and the grounds. There was not much to see and it was very warm in the building. It was not very impressive, maybe we should have taken the tour.

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Antigua and Barbuda
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda with some couple from Canada, it was the one thing that the gentleman wanted to do as he is in to history and he wanted to get to know more about ours. The building and the setting was interesting and well kept. We wanted more and entered and the first thing we... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is a small museum that will only divert you for an hour at most. In many ways the presentation of the information was more like a school project than a museum. Typewritten notes pasted in place alongside pen and ink drawings were the order of the day. It could well be that I have become accustomed to the more... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Antigua. Having done a trip on our last two visits to Antigua both of which were to Shirley Heights and Nelsons Dock Yard we thought we would look around the town and visit museum! After you leave the ship you enter the purpose built shopping area with good foot paths. It has all the usual shops selling mega expensive watches... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The museum in Antigua is a great place to spend time when you get sudden showers.set in the middle of St Johns The museum is nice and bright and very interesting They also have a nice gift shop selling some very nice locally made gifts I say when it's raining you would be visiting the museum only because if its... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Diverse collection of objects from the Arawak Indians and beyond the years of slavery. Little souvenir shop on site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

I generally travel to the Caribbean for the beaches, views, friendly people and liquors! Yet I also take the time to visit the museums. If you do want a pause, this museum offers historical glimpses of the islands.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Do go if you can spare the time - the museum is a true labour of love and tells the story of Antigua and Barbuda in a most charming fashion

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Burlington, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

I can't remember what it cost to get in here but it was a waste of money for sure. Not too much to see and the staff were rude. Also the washrooms were incredibly discusting.

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