Dockyard Museum

Photo credit: © Monika Wiedemann

Originally built in 1855, Nelson's Dockyard served as the officer's quarters in the Royal Navy Dockyard. The building was restored and used as the National Parks Office in the 1970s, but by 1997 the rooms were once again restructured and put to use as the Dockyard Museum. Today, visitors will find exhibits that highlight the history of the only continuously running Georgian Dockyard not only in the Caribbean, but the world. Additionally, there are exhibits that explore historical and archaeological research of the entire island.


Exhibits at the Dockyard Museum include displays of ship models and tools, a collection of Admiral Nelson's personal items (including his famed telescope), and other naval items excavated from the area. The grounds also offer a well stocked gift shop and a research library.

Staying Close

Dockyard Museum is located in English Harbour, ensuring travelers to this area of Antigua will be excited to have convenient access to the museum during their visit. With only a small number of accommodations around the area surrounding Dockyard Museum, only moderate foot movement should be bargained for.

Hotels near Dockyard Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel Hotel -- --
Admiral's Inn Hotel -- --
The Ocean Inn Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.5 km) N
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort Resort 0.6 mi. (1.3 km) N
The Catamaran Hotel Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

There are several picks of restaurants to pick from in the neighborhood nearby this museum. The nearest restaurant is Mainbrace Pub, which serves British food. The eatery is a small distance off, but far enough that you might decide to decide on taking advantage of some method of transportation to transport your party. Also within reach, you and your companions will find restaurants like Wardroom Restaurant and Caribbean Taste Restaurant where you and your companions will be able to test out Caribbean dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Antigua.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the museum aren't readily available, meaning your group's best chance at success is calling before you leave to ensure the site is going to be open to visitors when you want to visit.


Show up at this landmark with plans to pay for the price of admission, which your group can determine by phoning beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (268) 460-1379 Or (268) 481-5043

Location: St. John's, Antigua




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