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Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

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Address: Long Street, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: +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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Passed this museum while walking around town. It has the feel of a an enthusiast's collection, rather than a formal museum, but this is not a criticism. It was very interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
JJBaracas
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Glasgow, Scotland

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Burlington, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Glasgow, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed this museum while walking around town. It has the feel of a an enthusiast's collection, rather than a formal museum, but this is not a criticism. It was very interesting with exhibits of the island's origins, the slavery and Sir Viv's big bat

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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value for money $3 US entrance fee, $8 ECD. One floor of exhibits and story boards starting with the formation of the Island to present day. We learned much about the British colonization of the Island and sugar cane production. It is air-conditioned somewhat, so an escape from the heat for an hour. The front desk staff were very... More 

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Thank Carrie W
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place and a great Museum with great history ! So impressed with the rail way planned in 19 th century and the historical city ! I see the great local product in the city. One of favourite city of my choice 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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Thank Keshavg007
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth visiting to get some local history. Takes about 30 to 45 minutes . Air conditioning and help full staff.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have pictures of our daughter sat on and stood next to the cannon outside the entrance from the age of 2 upwards... Again, it is one of our 'things to do' in Antigua. I have read some dismissive reviews and complaints about the $3 entrance fee. This is churlish and misses the point. The museum is housed in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a large museum, but worth visiting to find out about Antiguas history. Only $3 dollars admission. Bargain!

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Thank yorkwhite21
Finedon, England, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is an old fashioned museum which charts the history of the island from it's creation it's original inhabitants, the slave trade (+sugar plantations) and finishing with Viv Richard's cricket bat that he used to score against England in a rest match. We spend a happy hour here once a year. It's $3 to enter.

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Thank Gill W
Fareham, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Worth a visit to this place if you go to St Johns, it has some great info on Antigua's history, a lot of which is quite surprising!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Enjoyed our visit to the town museum, information interesting and informative . How Antigua was made then though the years of slavery and things found to present day.

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