Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Link to the Museum's Website


Housed in the old Courthouse building in downtown St. John's completed in 1650, the Museum presents a series of displays which interpret the story of the islands from their geological birth through political independence to the present day.

The displays were designed particularly with children in mind, conveying their content effectively without long captions, and they are interactive with signs saying “Please Touch!’" .

Primary objectives are education and the study of national history. The Museum presents to the people of Antigua and Barbuda, and to international visitors, a view of the islands’ overall history. It tries to convey a sense of Antigua and Barbuda’s unique heritage, and to instill in its people a sense of identity and pride.

Historical and Archaeological Society

For further information please see the Museum Website at link above


Revised and copyrighted  March 25, 2008 by C.M. Codrington