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.
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.
Island Harbour is a good option for those wishing to visit Heritage Museum Collection, since those staying in this area of Anguilla will have the benefit of easy museum access for the duration of their trip. There a reasonable number of lodgings in the neighborhood around Heritage Museum Collection.
|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|
There is a small collection of convenient alfresco enterprises to pursue during the times when you and your group are not exploring Heritage Museum Collection. Museum guests also wishing to get in a game of golf will surely enjoy heading over to nearby CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. Free days can also be enjoyed at Junks Hole, the nearest beach. Though the selection might be scarce, a few other equally enjoyable outdoor options to choose from nearby. Visitors are also close to a small handful landmarks in the area. One of the few additional landmarks nearby this museum that foreigners will likely enjoy is .
The museum is open from Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For price of admission, call Heritage Museum Collection before your visit to find out how much, or if they charge.
Phone Number: (264) 235-7440
Location: East End, Anguilla
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