Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda
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Amanda W
Oxford, England1,111 contributions
Mar 2023
I was very surprised by the number of exhibits in this free to enter museum. Definitely worth a visit. I learned a lot about the original people and the sugar industry.
Written 25 July 2023
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ2,077 contributions
Mar 2023
This is a small museum but it is worth the stop. It tells the history of the islands inhabitants. Interesting displays and very infomrative.
Written 22 March 2023
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Ken G
Margate City, NJ306 contributions
Feb 2023
It is an easy hours worth of local history that I found to be a good base to understand the island. It is located conveniently in St. John - an easy walk from the docks.
Written 13 March 2023
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SecretKent
Rye, UK97 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Really interesting time spent at the museum. Exhibitions covered everything from how the islanders lived life over the centuries, both pre and post slavery and uprisings. Very thought provoking and sobering. A delightful group of young school children was there too, learning about their heritage. Well worth a visit
Written 6 March 2023
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Louden77
Ottawa, Canada1,011 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
The museum is located on Market St. to the left when leaving the cruise terminal. It is a small building, a former court house, built in 1750. It opens at 8:30 AM and the fee is $3 US or EC$8.

The museum depicts early settlement by South American people 2000+ years BC then Arawack Indians in early AD followed by European settlement. Although small there are many interesting displays and artifacts. Allow an hour or so to do it justice.
Written 1 February 2023
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Michael M
London, UK129 contributions
Dec 2022
Although a bit basic it gives a good history of the island and the horrors of slavery. Well worth a visit
Written 31 December 2022
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Srimanth Rudraraju
Greater London, UK332 contributions
Dec 2022
Was on a 2 week Caribbean cruise and had a stop at Antigua. My pickup was at 10 and was heading off to Stingray city. I had time to kill and strolled around St.Johns to the nearby attractions.

The museum is quite ok and nothing great. There was an entrace fee of $5USD and i felt it was just not worth the exhibits. Many of the exhibits were mostly of Sir Vivian Richards as he was from Antigua. They also had lots of British artifacts and hence didn't pay for the full visit.
Written 30 December 2022
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,104 contributions
Jan 2022
This museum was part of a St. John walking tour. It probably will only take you a half hour to check it out. While nicely done it is small.
They do have a washroom.....however.....you walk through a storage room to get to it and the washroom lacked supplies and wasn't in the best condition.
Written 4 April 2022
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Donna C
Boston, MA14 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a down home, enlightened, varied museum with information about the islands from how the they were geologically created through the indigenous people and though the horror and trauma of colonialism. It's small and they have a really cook gift shop of all local artists and artisans. It was hot in there, but don't let that bother you!
Written 27 March 2022
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JCW703
Jerusalem District, Israel2,838 contributions
Mar 2022
A nice, albeit small museum re-counting the history of Antigua from geologic creation, indigenous periods through slavery / plantations and into the modern era. It's worth doing to get out of the sun for awhile and understand a bit more about the country.
Written 25 March 2022
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