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Nelson's Dockyard

St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Definitely of historical interest. The museum is well laid out and puts the history of Antigua into perspective. There are several gift shops and a restaurant with delicious fish. They were anticipating the forthcoming renown yacht races 29 April - 5 May to mark their...More

Thank E F
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a nice place to spend a couple of hours but I felt it was a bit much to charge entrance to what is effectively gift shops and restaurants. The cruise ships decant a lot of their population there on a day outing so...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

A fascinating place with a museum giving insight into the origins of the dockyards and details of Nelson's 3 year stay there. Also good to see the millionaire boats moored up at the quayside. Try to avoid cruise ship day, it gets very busy!

Thank philmog
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Not sure this lives up to the hype. $8 to walk around some boats and gift shops. There were plaques up for the historic stuff but given people were recommending this I just don't get it. It was nice to get out and have a...More

Thank rachelwhenman
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The dockyard which maintained the Royal Navy and protected the it from hurricanes, Nelson's dockyard played a prominent role in Caribbean history. It is well preserved, a few buildings still in use, for instance the sail building; others now used as a museum, gift shops...More

Thank brgmw
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We stopped here as part of a tour and we only had about 40 minutes to try and see everything. Unfortunately that wasn't near enough time. The "tour", and I use that term loosely, given by the staff at the Dockyard made 2 stops: one...More

Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This was the final part of a 1/2 day tour as part of a cruise "port day tour". Having travelled up from St Johns via Shirley Heights, we were handed over from the coach guide to the approved "dockyard guide". The guided tour was around...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I had really looked forward to visiting this Georgian dockyard. It was good, but not brilliant. It won't take long to look around the buildings and there isn't much information available unfortunately, which is a real shame as I would like to have learnt more...More

Thank kawasakigpz
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We have visited Nelson's Dockyard before and always enjoy coming. There are loads of beautiful yachts to admire, we even saw the road which was rowen across the Atlantic single handed by Elaine Hopely from Scotland, what an achievement. The Museum is well worth a...More

Thank rosiet671
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a fantastic place to see all these amazing boats and all the history of it, well worth a vist.

Thank cushinghenry
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are there any moorings available and at what cost and who and how to contact them via ship to shore. also any onshore accomadations?
1 May 2016|
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Response from Princess__l0ul0u | Reviewed this property |
No moorings in Nelsons, its quite tight quarters, round the other side in Falmouth there are moorings and space for anchoring, it is a 5 min walk between the 2.
What are the opening hours and what day do the cruise ships normally dock. How much is the entrance fee. Any public transport from Jolly Beach. Sorry lots of questions. Thanks.
7 February 2016|
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Response from martin w | Reviewed this property |
I pretty sure it was open 8 til 5. Not sure about transport there as we just rented a car. Easy to find and good parking in front of facilities. No problem driving on in a right hand drive, just beware of the pot holes all... More
Is there a charge for Nelson's Dockyard and the English area? Can't find any prices online. We intend going via local bus from St. Johns so hope they are reliable! Thank you
22 October 2015|
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Response from Lynda G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small charge. There are trips organised by hotels or tour operators that include Nelsons Dochyard plus the heritage centre. Both are worth a visit