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Admiral's House Museum

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

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The Story of an Island

Many Caribbean Islands talk about their past but here, you live it. This facility is old and authentic and you feel like you have gone back in time. Hard to leave the beach but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Your admission ticket includes this museum built into a historic building. Gives some interesting information about the area and the dockyard. There is a small gift shop but we didn't find anything particularly interesting, and not everything appeared to be locally made.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many Caribbean Islands talk about their past but here, you live it. This facility is old and authentic and you feel like you have gone back in time. Hard to leave the beach but worth it!

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is the only place worth spending any time (other than having a drink in a bar) as it has a bit of history about it. Nelson never lived here though, it was built years after his death. The exhibits are very interesting.

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Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to stop in here when visiting Nelson's Dockyard. The museum gives a give overview of the role this area played when a working dockyard. It also has nice information on the lives of those that lived here prior to European "discovery".

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It would be foolish to travel all the way to Nelson's Dockyard and not visit this small, interesting museum in its historic stone building.

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Billingborough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was part of a round the island trip and the museum gave a fascinating insight into the history of the dockyard and of Nelson

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Comox, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Part of the overall site visit, allow yourself enough time to visit this heritage museum. Lots of interesting naval history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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