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.
You may enjoy staying in English Harbour if you plan on visiting Dockyard Museum, since travelers to this region of Antigua will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. There are a couple handfuls of hotels based in the area around Dockyard Museum.
|The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel||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||--||--|
If you work up an appetite viewing this museum, you're in luck, since you will find a great concentration of lunch and dinner options in this general area. Mainbrace Pub, which offers British food, is very close-by, making it a great option for museum patrons. Mainbrace Pub is a slight ways off, but removed enough that you might decide to plan on having some means of transportation to get there. Wardroom Restaurant and are some of the other restaurant options within reach of this location. At Caribbean Taste Restaurant you and your party will be able to try out Caribbean dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Antigua.
You should call the museum in advance to get their operating hours.
If you need to know the price of admission, dial up Dockyard Museum beforehand to determine how much, or if they charge.
Phone Number: (268) 460-1379 Or (268) 481-5043
Location: St. John's, Antigua
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