The Virgin Islands Maritime Museum
The Virgin Islands Maritime Museum is located at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay on Tortola. Beautifully designed displays are neatly organized and well-marked educating visitors on the importance of maritime history of the British Virgin Islands.
Through various framed photos and beautifully detailed ship models, built by local craftsman, the island’s cultural traditions of handcrafted wooden boats is a fantastic educational experience. Visitors will also see tools used to build boats, artifacts from the RMS Rhone which sunk in the hurricane of 1867 and is now on of the island’s famous dive sites, and two 20ft. Wooden Seine Boats hand-crafted a half-century ago on Tortola’s West End.
The museum is located on the second floor of the Centre for Applied Marine Studies at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.
The H. Lavity Stoutt Memorial Collection
The H. Lavity Stoutt Memorial Collection was inaugurated on June 29 2008 within the west wing of the Learning Resource Centre at the Paraquita Bay campus of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.
This special collection room consists of photographs, memorabilia, speeches, documents, projects, videos, cassettes, and plaques all organized around the themes of family, education/church, politics, industrial development, statesman, and death.
The collection will continue to solicit materials from individuals and organizations in preserving memories of a legendary man.