Museum sights in Antigua & Barbuda
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Set aside as 39 sq km (15 sq mi) of national park, this historic dockyard, which dates from 1745, is Antigua's most popular attraction. Abandoned in 1899, it languished until the 1950s, when its resurrection and restoration began. Today the handsome buildings have been converted into inns, shops, a market, restaurants, an art centre and a nautical museum.
This community-run museum in St John's has an eclectic collection of displays on island history, but everything looks as though it could do with a dusting. There's a touchable section with stone pestles and conch-shell tools, a reconstructed Arawak house, and modest displays on natural history, the colonial era and the struggle for emancipation. The highlight is the well-worn cricket bat of former West Indies team captain-slash-god, Vivian Richard.