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

Those wishing to visit Dockyard Museum may choose to book their trip in English Harbour, as guests staying in this part of Antigua will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. With only a small number of accommodations in the neighborhood within the vicinity of Dockyard Museum, only moderate foot traffic should be bargained on.

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

Island staples like golfing and water sports are also widely available in the region. Travelers with an interest in showing their skills on the green, can do so at the nearest golfing facility, which is Jolly Harbour Golf Course. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, other outdoor options exist, including Galleon Beach, the closest beach. Also, multiple outdoor attractions are situated in the surrounding area. Guests will find a fair number of other local attractions in this general vicinity. There are a pair of additional attractions worth visiting in the area -Fort Berkeley and Nelson's Ruins Southeast- which are both located within a few miles of the museum.


Operating Hours

The hours of operation for the museum are not readily available, meaning your party's best option is calling beforehand to ensure the attraction is going to be open to guests when you and your companions intend to head over.


For price of admission, dial up Dockyard Museum beforehand to find out how much, or if they charge.

Contact Information

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

Location: St. John's, Antigua




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