The history of the sister islands, from the Amerindian occupations to the European settlements, is on display in this museum in downtown St. John's. The museum is located in what is believed to be the islands' oldest building, the former St. John's Courthouse, built in 1750. You can easily spend a couple of hours rambling through the two floors of exhibits, which encompass not just the islands' history and culture, but their geological roots. The collection includes pre-Columbian pottery and tools, old maps, and examples of artisanal basketry. The museum also has an interesting gift shop with locally made crafts and books for sale.
Museum of Antigua & Barbuda
Long St., St. John's
Our Rating Neighborhood St. John's Hours Mon–Fri 8:30am–4:30pm, Sat 10am–2pm; closed Sun Phone 268/462-4930 Prices Free admission but minimum $2 donation encouraged Web site Museum of Antigua & Barbuda
MapLong St., St. John's Antigua
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