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1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum

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Small but Super Informative

The lady that greeted us when we entered was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She told... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Austin, Texas
via mobile
Small, but interesting

If you are interested in the history of Tortola this museum is worth a visit. We were visiting the... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2017
Sharon S
Mississauga, Canada
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Jul 10, 2017
“Small but Super Informative”
Apr 19, 2017
“Small, but interesting”
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The lady that greeted us when we entered was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She told us what to expect throughout the museum. This tiny gem of a place is a wealth of information on the island.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank RLeTourneau5
Reviewed April 19, 2017

If you are interested in the history of Tortola this museum is worth a visit. We were visiting the nearby J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens and a fellow cruise ship passenger recommended that we walk over to see the museum and we're glad that we found...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed March 29, 2017

The Lower Sugar Estate is an interesting stop. It's small, but if you take the time to read the postings on the exhibits, you can learn a lot. BE WARNED: apply bug repellent or get chewed up! As of this writing, there was a $5.00...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank FLgal1989
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum to tell you a little of the history of this island and the people here. Everything from making rum to slavery.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We visited this museum as part of a cruise tour, the guide explained the process of making sugar and it was good to see the original manufacturing tools. This museum also included items of social history too.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank grotbags
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

My daughter is a huge history buff. And I'm moderately interested. We got off the cruise ship and left the rest of the family to shop for trinkets. Got a taxi for $5/each to the Sugar Work Estate. We were greeted by the lovely Ermin...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Cindy L
Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

This tiny museum is informative and worth a visit if you are in Road town. The white building is easy to see just off the main road heading east out of town. The entrance fee is only a few dollars. The lady there was very...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed August 30, 2015

The charge for this little museum was minimal and there was so much information and old pictures crammed into the small space. I enjoyed it.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank S W
Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you are a museum or old architecture person this is place for you. If you are not I would say think about it. It is only $5 so you can check it out and not feel bad if you don't like it. The building...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Vic L
Reviewed May 8, 2015

This museum is located in an old sugar processing plant which used to be located right on the shore. It is now located approximately 1 mile off the shore as the land area has since been filled to expand the shore. Museum contains a wide...More

Date of experience: March 2015
4  Thank Brian D
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Response from simply-peregrinating | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, we did this from our cruise ship. We walked to the museum which took about 10 minutes but we walk quite quickly. It is on the level and should only take a 25 minutes stroll at most.The museum is small and takes... More