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Admiral's House Museum

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Address: Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
Phone Number: +1 268-463-1053

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Simple museum with interesting displays

We were on a tour of the island and stopped to visit the dockyard area. The museum is located in the middle of a cluster of buildings. The displays show the history and uses... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of interesting artifacts and information from when the dockyard was in use hundreds of years ago, good to get out of the sun for a bit !!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent over an hour here reading all the various information. Fascinating insight in the history of the dockyard and gives a flavour of how tough naval life was in Antigua.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour of the island and stopped to visit the dockyard area. The museum is located in the middle of a cluster of buildings. The displays show the history and uses of the dockyard. There is quite a few items related to Admiral Nelson who commanded here for a few years. We thought it was interesting to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spacious with clear displays and a good place to get out the direct sunlight .There is one of the best gift shops I have seen on the island. The story of dilapidation and renovation is well told. There are good eating establishments all around.

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Massillon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking through this building and seeing the items inside. We did this on a cloudy day and were in the building quite a long time.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful museum to spend from 10 minutes to an hour in with or without children. It's a big bright airy space full of memorabilia from a bye gone age. Historic prices beautifully put together and expressed through art, pictures & plenty of reading materials. A lovely shop at the end to purchase some nice items. A gentle... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We would could have stayed longer but were on a whistle stop tour of the Island. If we went back would re-visit.

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Thank Edward0
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice little museum telling the story of Nelson's harbour. Some of the displays are tired but the setting is delightful, there are some displays that the kids can stick their heads through and take a photo. The story is told well with lots of information boards to read. The gift shop is not obligatory but donations... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Visited museum while in English Dockyard it was nicely laid out with historical information on walls and old artefacts in glass cabinets, there was China, tools, diagrams showing how life in the Caribbean was with the local inhabitants and the arrival of the British naval officers and sailors. Interesting worth a visit - the out buildings surrounding the museum has... More 

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southern england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Interesting exhibits covering the heyday of the English fleet in the Caribbean as well as the latest archaeological finds from the graveyard excavations at Galleon Beach.

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