Nestled in one of the winding steep streets of St Georges, the capital of Grenada, is the country’s national museum. Fortunately, it is within easy of Grand Anse where I was staying.
The day I visited, there was some minor renovation work being undertaken, which I would have taken a while to notice if I hadn’t been told and given a polite apology on arrival. Coming from the land of builder who happily crash and bang about at any opportunity, a bit of quiet plastering wasn’t going to bother me.
There is a little bit of updating that the museum could benefit from, such as replacing a cocoa pod that was in a lovely display case, or rearranging some of the more forlorn looking stuffed birds. However, this is quite a minor issue for what the museum offers.
I was determined to visit the museum after I missed out the last time I visited the island, and I was glad I did. Though there are some exhibits that make you feel a little sad, there are still many interesting curios to see.
There is much to learnt from visiting the museum, for example, I was not aware that whaling had been undertaken off the Grenadian coats, or that record breaking fish had been caught there. Had it not been for a friendly member of staff, I would have missed out on the second floor, so it would have been nice if this was properly sign-posted.
Grenada has such a varied and fascinating history and it was lovely to see some of this at the museum. There are also a small amount of items to purchase as souvenirs too.
At $5EC, a trip to the museum is a real bargain and enables you to learn something about the island and its varied history.
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