1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum

The 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works was built by the McCleverly slaves over three centuries ago and the property continued to produce sugar, lime juice, and cotton until the 1940s.

What to Expect

Inside 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum guests will be treated to a collection of exhibits which display examples of how life was on the island several generations ago. Historical artifacts, relics of daily life, and an exhibit of historic machinery is on display, as is a monthly art selection by a local artist. In addition to culture, the museum also touches on natural history, with a room of photographs discussing animal and plant life throughout the British Virgin Islands.

The museum is housed inside a stout white building with a red roof and a smoke stack. Inside the exhibit set up is rather primitive, but this doesn't take away from the items that are on display.

Staying Close

Road Town is a good option for those wishing to visit 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, because guests staying in this part of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of easy museum access throughout their trip. There are a decent selection of lodgings placed in the area surrounding this museum.

Hotels near 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Treasure Isle Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.7 km) ENE
Village Cay Resort & Marina Hotel -- --
Mooring-Mariner Inn Hotel -- --
Maria Hotel by the Sea Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.1 km) SSE
Fort Burt Hotel Hotel -- --
Prospect Reef Resort Resort 1.3 mi. (1.4 km) S

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending some time exploring the area could be eating food at a restaurant within traveling distance of 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. The most proximate restaurant is Le Grand Cafe, which sells French fare. Le Grand Cafe is a small ways away, but out of the way enough that you may want to decide on employing some method of transportation to travel there. Also within a short distance, you and your group will have options like Verandah Restaurant and Happy Lion Restaurant letting you be picky as you choose between multiple restaurant options.


Operating Hours

Current operating hours at the museum are from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m., though sometimes these hours are extended to 4:00 p.m.


There is no charge to visit 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (284) 494-9206

Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/1780-Lower-Estate-Sugar-Works-Museum/524443740900966

Location: Station Road, Road Town, Tortola


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