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

Those wishing to visit 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum may choose to book their trip in Road Town, as those staying in this region of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have convenient access to the museum during their visit. You won't find the area surrounding the museum flooded with tourists, particularly since there are so few hotel booking options close.

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

1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum patrons often also make a visit to Tiny Trunk Bay, the most conveniently accessed beach, and a great spot to catch some rays and relax after a visit there.


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

Location: Station Road, Road Town, Tortola

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


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