The Caribbean islands is among the most desirable places to visit on earth. Although, in all its beauty the Caribbean is yet to be fully explored by visitors. The truth is there is so much to see and enjoy here, from the beautiful hotels to the rich Caribbean culture; and the exotic white sand beaches. Just like every other part of the world, the Caribbean has a very rich history; which can be explored at various historical museums and historic sites in the region.
We have selected a few which we believe you must visit whenever you find yourself anywhere in the Caribbean.
The Nation Museum and Art gallery – Trinidad & Tobago
A visit to one of the historic museums in Trinidad and Tobago assures you of breathtaking experience. It is loaded with history, culture, and art of the Trinidadian people. Visitors can view all of these for a whole day and still have loads of artifacts left unseen. It houses artwork from some of the island biggest artistic like Michael–Jean Cazabon. There are more than 10,000 artifacts which are grouped into 7 different galleries. It was built in 1892 initially as the Royal Victoria Institute.
Musee du Pantheon National Haitien – Haiti
If you are a lover of art and history, then you have to visit Haiti. This museum is the best place to see all of the history and art of the first country to gain independence in the Caribbean. You get to see artifacts like the bell that was used to announce independence, the gun used by Henri Christophe as his suicide weapon, the anchor of Christopher Columbus’s ship, torture instruments and the Santa Maria.
Spice Basket Heritage and Cricket Museum – Grenada
This is one of the historical museums with a twist to it. It is the only museum in the world that is dedicated to the history of team players of West Indies Cricket. When you visit you also get a tour which shows you Amerindian artifacts; how cricket started on the islands, the sugar revolution, etc. there is also a theater where visitors can enjoy theatrical and musical displays. You can also lodge at the museums hotel and dine at the onsite restaurants.
Trench Town Culture Yard Museum – Jamaica
Jamaica has the highest number of museums in the Caribbean so it can be very difficult and confusing to make the choice of which to visit. This museum, however, gives you a taste of history like no other. You enjoy Jamaican history through the most popular form of music in Jamaica, reggae. The museum is located in the birth city of the Reggae icon, Bob Marley and it shows you different artists whose works have impacted the lives of Jamaicans.
Museum of Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua and Barbuda
This Antiguan museum might be small in size but it plays host to some of the most historical pieces of Caribbean history. it was established in 1985 and its records are updated frequently. It is domiciled in the St. John’s courthouse that was constructed in 1750 which make it the oldest building in town.