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 guests staying in this region of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. With only a small number of hotels around the region within the vicinity of this museum, relatively little foot traffic should be predicted.

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

There are multitudes of eateries to choose from in the community nearby this museum. Le Grand Cafe, which serves French fare, is also the most convenient option for museum visitors. The dining establishment is a short ways off, but far enough that you might want to decide on using some method of transportation to transport your party. Also within reach, you and your party will find options such as Verandah Restaurant and Happy Lion Restaurant allowing you to choose between a number of lunch and dinner possibilities.


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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