Grenada National Museum

Grenada National Museum

The Grenada National Museum is a museum in Grenada’s capital, St. George’s. It is housed in a structure that was built on the foundations of Fort George and used as the French barracks from 1704. Until 1880, it was utilized by the British as a jail for female convicts. It was then divided into two hotels by separate owners and was formerly used as a storehouse by a merchant in St. George’s. The museum, which focuses on archaeology and history, was founded in 1976. “Slavery, First Inhabitants, Plantation Economy, Whaling & Fishing Archaeology, and Early Transport & Technology” are among the museum’s sections. Carib and Arawak relics, sugar processing tools and equipment, whaling industry artifacts, and Josephine Bonaparte’s marble bath are among the historical treasures on show at the museum.

History of The Grenada National Museum

The museum is placed in a structure at the intersection of Young and Monckton streets. In 1704, it was used as a military barracks for the French army. It was utilized as a female prison by the British until 1880. It was then converted into the island’s first hotel. Two other hotels followed, each with a different owner, and one was even used as a storehouse by a merchant in St. George’s.

The museum was founded in 1976 by a group of private persons who banded together to form the country’s historical society. Archaeology and history are the key themes. The museum plans to improve the quality of exhibits connected to Armanadian culture and history, as well as the invasions, thanks to grants from the Republic Bank.

Collections and exhibits at the museum

“Slavery, First Inhabitants, Plantation Economy, Whaling & Fishing Archaeology, and Early Transport & Technology” are among the museum’s sections. The native Grenadian culture is prominently displayed. The museum’s displays span Grenada’s history, from the Ciboneys (native Indian civilization) to the colonial period.

Remnants of Amerindian pottery, an antique rum still, and the marble bathtub used by Empress Josephine as a kid are among the exhibits. There are displays about the assassination of Maurice Bishop and the war that ensued as a result of the US invasion of Grenada. The exhibitions cover political events up through the 1980s, in addition to cultural history. There are antiquities from the archaeological excavations, including ceramics, as well as petroglyphs of native wildlife and the city’s first telegraph line, which was constructed in 1871. 

Artifacts from the Kalinago, Yoruba, and Arawak peoples, sugar processing tools and equipment, and artifacts from the whaling industry are also noteworthy. Proclamations, pictures, and news articles document events such as the Grenada Invasion. Children from nearby schools also contribute exhibits.

Grenada National Museum (GNM)

Young Street, St George’s, Grenada West Indies

 +1 473-440-3725
Fax +473 440 6650

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