Just below are just some of the more well know Museums of the British Virgin Islands. On your vacation we want you to slow down the pace a little on some days and enjoy the rich culture and history of the British Virgin Islands by visiting some of these museums.
Virgin Islands Folk Museums
(located in Road Town, Tortola)
If you are on tortola and just happen to be in the Road Town area don't forget to stop and check out the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The Musemum is located on Main Street, a one way road that runs down the heart to Road Town Tortola. The museum is located a few buildings down from the Virgin Islands post office. The museum contains some Arawak and Carib pottery and stools. You can also find a decorated spindle, wreck of The Rhone artifacts and plantation items. Also see early Virgin Islander clothing irons and much more.
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1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum
(Located in Road Town, Tortola across the street from Altea Scatliffe Primary School)
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Old Government House (Museum)
(located in Road Town, Tortola - On Waterfront Drive)
This building was once the residence of any Governor appointed by the queen living in the Virgin Islands (British) up to 1987. This building a well known national landmark has been refurbished into a public museum. This museum now displays a rich history of the Virgin Islands including period furniture and hand signed books by Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to the Virgin Islands (British) in 1966 and 1977. Open Monday to Friday 9am - 2pm.
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Virgin Islands Maritime Museum at H.L.Stoutt Community College
(located at Paraquita Bay, Tortola)
The rich boat building history of the British Virgin Islands goes back as far as the 18th century. The BVI is accredited with creating one of the BVI's most unique Caribbean Sloops. The Maritime Museum started when Princess Ann Visited the territory in February of 2005. The museum features some of most unique and engenious tools used in the early days of boat building in the Virgin Islands. The museum was was first started in 2005 when Princess Ann visited the territory and loved what was then know as the Marine Center. After her visit funds were then given to start the museum.
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