MUSEUM OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The Museum of Antigua & Barbuda was opened in 1985 and is operated by the Historical & Archaeological Society, a private non-profit organisation. The exhibits, which interpret the story of Antigua from its geological birth to political independence, are placed in the old St. John's Court House of 1750, a very historic building. Today, it is indeed a fine setting for an interpretive museum and is an excellent example of adaptive use for the oldest building of the capital city.

Collecting is central to the mission of the Museum. It acquires objects and specimens by field collecting, gifts, loans, and exchanges and welcomes input from all those who are interested in preserving and expressing the island's heritage. Other objectives are education and research of the nation's heritage. It presents to visitors an overview of the island's history and natural history. There is a fine reference library and there are many computer databases totalling 25,000 records, available for quick reference. 

Some of the Museum's programmes include an education programme for Antigua & Barbuda's schoolchildren, providing special lectures and the organising of monthly field trips to historic sites. Cultural evenings are held for the general public, and a newsletter is distributed to the Society's members.
 
The Museum has something for everyone.   
 
Come in and enjoy the historic atmosphere in a cool oasis in the middle of St. John's, purchase gifts, meditate and forget the cares of the world. 

GALLERY

Around China in 90-minutes a photographic exhibition at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Upstairs Gallery runs until 24th October. The exhibition is being hosted by the  Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Antigua to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Hours are 10:00 am -2:00 pm. All are invited
 
For further information, please visit our website.
  
 
 
 

 

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NAME: Michele Henry
TEL: +1 (268) 462-1469
FAX: +1 (268) 462-1469
EMAIL: museum@candw.ag
ADDRESS: Long Street, St.Johns
LOCATION: 1 View Map
WEBSITE: Click here

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