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Nelson's Dockyard Museum

The Nelson's Dockyard Museum is housed on the ground floor of the original Naval Officer's House (Admiral's House). The building is Victorian dating back to 1855. On display are a number of items belonging to Nelson, including his famous telescope. Upstairs is dedicated to the military history of English Harbour.

Horatio Nelson arrived in the Caribbean Leeward Islands in 1784 as Captain of in HMS Boreas and as head of the squadron of ships. His task was to enforce shipping laws (The "Navigation Act" which prevented the trade of goods using foreign or American ships): and to develop the naval facilities in English Harbour.

It is understood that Nelson was not popular with the Antiguans, he hated the island and spend most of three years in Antigua aboard his ship.

Lord Nelson

Museum (upstairs)

Museum (ground floor)

Inside the Museum upstairs

Inside the Museum ground floor


Nelson's Dockyard Museum Antigua


Nelson's Dockyard main buildings: Naval Officers House (1855), Officers Quarters (1810), Cordage and Canvas Store (begun in 1778), Copper and Lumber Store (1789), the Boat House and Joiners Loft (1778), Pay Office (1807), the Boat House and Sail Loft (1796), Seaman's Gallery (1778), the Pitch and Tar Store (1788), Fort Berkeley (1704).

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