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Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

 © David Stanley
© David Stanley

The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda is housed in the oldest building in St John's. The colonial court house dates back to 1747 and was built on the site of the city's first market. The museum explores the history of Antigua all the way from its geological origins to Independence in 1981. The museum displays remnants of the indigenous Arawak people such as pottery, as well as colonial artefacts. There are also models of sugar plantations, and of course the cricket bat of the legendary Sir Vivian Richards.

Website: http://www.antiguamuseums.net/