DOCKYARD MUSEUM

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A Victorian building houses the Dockyard museum
                The Dockyard Museum in the Naval Officers' house,a Victorian building dating back to 1855, shows the story of English Harbour,the narrative starting from before the Indian settlement up to now.  
                The exhibits are the natural environment,the European arrival,the development of the yard,the people and their tools,the Nelson's time,Victorian navy,restoration and sailing ships return.
                Horatio Nelson arrived in Carribean Leeward islands in 1784 as Captain to develop the local naval facilities and to enforce the shipping laws,the Navigation Act which prevented the trade of goods carried on foreign and American ships.
Horatio Nelson arrived in Antigua in 1784 as Captain to enforce the Navigation Act which prevented the trade of goods using foreign or American ships.He seems alive!
He served here 3 years but spent most of his time on his ship.
               There is a very interesting part of the museum displaying and describing the illnesses and surgical treatments of the ancient time.

               No entrance fee,included in the entrance fee of the whole dockyard
                
              Research library(visited by appointment) and gift shop
             
               Opening hours:8am- 5pm ,all year round Sundays and holidays included.
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