Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda
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peter w
St. Croix134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The museum is not very fancy but in their old building they try to make most of it
They have a lot of interesting artifacts.
The history of the islands and the way antigua developed since many centuries is illustrated in a nice way.
It is worth a visit for 45 minutes
Written 19 January 2020
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,363 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My wife and I had a short stop off at the tropical wonder that is St Johns, from a cruise tour of the West Indies and were engrossed by the place. The museum is a short walk from the cruise terminal and is interesting but there’s really not too much to see. Its just 3 USDs to enter. Everything is located in the one room. It includes a wonderful statue of the legend that is Sir Viv Richards, Antigua’s favourite sporting son.
Written 30 March 2020
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Epsom, UK1,075 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A visit to the museum is a great way to bring the history of Antigua and Barbuda to life. Its a couple of USD to enter and tells the story of this twin island nature in a much better way than any guide book. Its small so you don't need to spend long here, but a visit does mean you are helping maintain the museum for future generations. Highlights were the Sir Viv Richards and early islanders sections.
Written 3 January 2022
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travelsafer
7,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We visited this museum as part of our day in St Johns. It is a small museum that shows the history of Antigua and includes geology, discovery, slavery and sugar cane production artifacts. We found it quite interesting. There is a small admission fee of $3 in November 2023.
Written 1 April 2024
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Cleo50
London, UK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Well worth the trip! Nelson’s Dockyard [though it does a great job of capturing Antigua’s turbulent and tragic colonial past], I much preferred this museum. This is compact, carefully curated, highly informative and so fascinating [I learnt so much about Antigua and its neighbouring Caribbean islands than any local / other museum could ever have told me]. Though no-frills and not particularly fancy, I’d still highly recommend it.
Written 18 February 2022
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Donna C
Boston, MA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Srimanth Rudraraju
Greater London, UK232 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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alseward53
Axminster, UK369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Our walking tour of St John’s took us to the small but well looked after museum. Some very interesting exhibits including articles regarding the slave trade. Really nice life size model of Sir Viv Richard, a truly great cricketer.
Written 15 January 2020
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,281 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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miggiBrighton
Brighton, UK62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very small museum but it covers the history of the island. Some of the exhibits were really interesting, like the shocking adverts for the sales of slaves and the information about the Codrington papers.
Written 23 January 2010
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