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Her Majesty’s Prison Museum

Her Majesty’s Prison
Road Town
British Virgin Islands

 

 

In 2011, Premier and Minister for Tourism, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, announced that the Government of the Virgin Islands would work on preserving and restoring the historical sites on all islands to promote their importance as part of the tourism strategy. Following on this, the refurbishment of the HM Prison to a museum started in 2014 following the submission of a comprehensive plan submitted by the late Captain Hugh Whistler. Funding was secured from the Ministry of Communication and Works and Captain Whistler served as the project manager overseeing signi cant renovation and repair work, as well as the installation of interpretation information. 

HM Prison Brochure (page 1)

HM Proson Brocure (page 2)

After the passing of Capt. Whistler in 2015 and a lull in additional works, the project was given new energy in mid-2016 by the Hon. Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith, who expressly wished to see the facility operational in time for the high tourist season. This was tasked to The BVI Tourist Board and the Of ce of the City Manager, who worked assiduously with historians of H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and other stakeholders to ensure the facility’s formal opening to the public on December 6th, 2016.

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In 2011, Premier and Minister for Tourism, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, announced that the Government of the Virgin Islands would work on preserving and restoring the historical sites on all islands to promote their importance as part of the tourism strategy. Following on this, the refurbishment of the HM Prison to a museum started in 2014 following the submission of a comprehensive plan submitted by the late Captain Hugh Whistler. Funding was secured from the Ministry of Communication and Works and Captain Whistler served as the project manager overseeing signi cant renovation and repair work, as well as the installation of interpretation information. 

HM Prison Brochure (page 1)

HM Proson Brocure (page 2)

After the passing of Capt. Whistler in 2015 and a lull in additional works, the project was given new energy in mid-2016 by the Hon. Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith, who expressly wished to see the facility operational in time for the high tourist season. This was tasked to The BVI Tourist Board and the Of ce of the City Manager, who worked assiduously with historians of H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and other stakeholders to ensure the facility’s formal opening to the public on December 6th, 2016.

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