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Old Government House Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Beautiful & p[eaceful

Visited the Museum as part of a tour of Tortola and were shown around by an ex-pat gentleman who... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Great private tour by local English lady.

We visited on a cruise ship and did our own walking tour. Found this beautiful old house where... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2017
Toni W
Delta, Canada
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Apr 11, 2017
“Beautiful & p[eaceful”
Apr 4, 2017
“Great private tour by local English lady.”
Old Government House has an important place in the history and culture of the people of the British Virgin Islands. It has always been a place of purposeful activity, hosting official functions, social gatherings and Royal visits; all of which...more
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Waterfront Dr., Road Town
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Visited the Museum as part of a tour of Tortola and were shown around by an ex-pat gentleman who told us about the history of the house and its distinguished visitors in the past, including Princess Margaret. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the wall...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

We visited on a cruise ship and did our own walking tour. Found this beautiful old house where Queen Elizabeth had visited in 1966 and 1977, staying on the Royal Yacht Britannia in the bay, but meeting her people in this building which was then...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Toni W
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

This house is a beautiful piece of British history and well worth a stop at between visiting the beach. Even though Princess Margaret was the only royal to stay here there are tons of pictures of the queen also. There is also a room here...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

We visited the museum as part of a tour from our cruise ship, the guide was most informative and gave us an insight into the history of the house and this lovely island.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank grotbags
Reviewed January 14, 2017

First of all it is very charming. Second the governor no longer lives there. Third the tour lady is very nice. Last there are photos of all the royal vists.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank london057
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The Old Government Museum was very educational, usually Ermin Penn is there, local historian, who is absolutely amazing and her knowledge of the history of the British Virgin Island is Extensive. The house is filled with pictures and artifacts that have been preserved through the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Cindy L
Reviewed December 27, 2016

We arrived in Road Town on the cruise ship MS Balmoral on a very wet morning. With no excursion booked we waited for the rain to cease and then wandered ashore with the ship's rudimentary map. This indicated that there was a museum to the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We tried visiting the Old Government House twice during opening hours. The first time the gate was unlocked, however the access into the house was closed. We managed to peek in the windows and visit the souvenir shop. We tried again another day. Although the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank murmietier
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Although one could tour the Old Government House Museum in under an hour, we spent a relaxing two hours there. Besides touring the furnished rooms, examining paintings on the walls and artifacts from royal visits, and looking through the Stamp Room collection, we read a...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Ms_Possibilities
Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Old Government House Museum is a very pleasant surprise. Located just a short walk from shore in Road Town, this museum has a stunning collection of British memorabilia all located in the Old Government House. The first floor has many great artifacts and collectibles...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Brian D
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