Heritage Museum Collection

Now a site of historical significance that is part of the Anguilla Heritage Trail, this private museum is run by a local writer who is also a huge wealth of knowledge regarding history and culture of the island. The property details the fascinating history of the island's people, from the British settlement and importation of slaves to averting plans to depopulate the island.

What to Expect

More of a people's history than the history of the island itself, this museum focuses on important figures from the past and the perseverance of the local people through adversity, endemics, and hurricanes. Exhibits include photographs, artifacts, and archaeological finds, but the owner, Mr. Petty is the most impressive feature.

You can't miss this building, as it has been recently painted the island's national colors in strips that beging at the roof and go all the way to the ground.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Heritage Museum Collection may choose to book their trip in Island Harbour, since travelers to this part of Anguilla will be excited to have easy access to this museum during their time there. There is a fair selection of hotels around the area around this museum.

Hotels near Heritage Museum Collection
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Arawak Beach Inn Hotel 0.9 mi. (7.1 km) NW
Serenity Cottages Cottages 1.9 mi. (5.3 km) W
Allamanda Beach Club Hotel 2.0 mi. (5.3 km) W
Ku Hotel Hotel 2.3 mi. (5.0 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Those who choose to visit Heritage Museum Collection will have access to at least a couple recreational opportunities like golfing and doing some beach-going within traveling distance. Museum guests with a keen interest in golf should look into the nearest course, CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. Sunny moments can also be filled with time at Junks Hole, the most close-by beach. Although the selection isn't overly extensive, a couple other comparable outdoor possibilities exist in the area. If you and your family would like to stay out of the sun, there is also a brief selection of places of interest to visit within a short distance. Not far away you'll find Goat Cave, one of only a couple additional attractions located in the immediate surroundings of the museum.

Information

Operating Hours

The museum is open from Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Payment

Arrive at this institution ready to pay the total cost of admission, which your group can nail down by phoning before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (264) 235-7440

Location: East End, Anguilla

Website: http://www.anguilla-beaches.com/anguilla-history.html

 

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