Museum of Antigua & Barbuda

Museum in St John's

In the stately 1750 courthouse, this modest museum traces the history of Antigua from its geological origins to its political independence in 1981. The hodgepodge of objects includes Arawak pottery, models of sugar plantations and the cricket bat of hometown hero Viv Richards. On display outside are four narrow-gauge locomotives from the early 20th century once used to transport sugarcane.