VI Maritime Museum

Set on the second floor of the Centre of Applied Marine Studies at H. Lavity Stoutt Community Collage, the VI Maritime Museum honors the rich boat building history of the British Virgin Islands. The museum opened in 2005 and has seen rapid expansion due to popularity amongst British royals.


The VI Maritime Museum strives to preserve the history of sailing in the British Virgin Islands. Exhibits include boat frames, tools used in the traditional building methods of boat building, artifacts from the 1867 ship wreck the RMS Rhone, two fully built traditional wooden seine boats that almost half a century old, and more. You can also sit and watch a power point presentation and video about boat building.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit VI Maritime Museum may choose to book their trip on Tortola, since those staying in this part of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum during their visit. If you want to stay somewhere close to VI Maritime Museum, you'll have a fair number of hotels to choose from in the area.

Hotels near VI Maritime Museum
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Lambert Beach Resort Resort Tortola 1.8 mi. (5.0 km) N
Mooring-Mariner Inn Hotel Tortola -- --
Fort Burt Hotel Hotel Tortola 2.5 mi. (1.0 km) W
Maria Hotel by the Sea Hotel Tortola 2.5 mi. (0.1 km) W
Treasure Isle Hotel Hotel Tortola 2.6 mi. (0.7 km) W
Village Cay Resort & Marina Hotel Tortola 2.6 mi. (0.1 km) W
Prospect Reef Resort Resort Tortola 2.6 mi. (1.4 km) WSW

Location and What's Nearby

Active guests will enjoy visiting Brandy Wine Bay, the beach closest to VI Maritime Museum.


Operating Hours

You can visit the Maritime Museum between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


To find out how much the museum charges, dial up VI Maritime Museum before your visit to determine how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (284) 852-7169

Location: Off Waterfront Drive, Tortola




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