The British Virgin Islands will have an additional cultural heritage attraction for both residents and visitors, when the doors open at the new Her Majesty’s Prison Museum on Main Street on December 6.
Virgin Islands’ residents were urged this week to visit museums and learn more about the Territory’s rich history in observance of International Museum Day. The day was observed on May 18, under the theme “Museums for a Sustainable Society.”
Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark Vanterpool accompanied by Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications and Works Anthony McMaster, Assistant Secretary for Ministry of Education and Culture Brenda Tye-Lettsome, City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards and others visited the project site at the old Her Majesty’s Prison Building on Main Street where restorative work is underway to transform the building into a prison museum. The tour was conducted by Project Manager Captain Hugh Whistler.