Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Bridgetown

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Established in 1933, Barbados Museum & Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Barbados culture and heritage. Although the building originally served as a military prison of St Ann's Garrison, it now houses thousands of artifacts in displays about natural history, maps, decorative arts, local history, and culture. Temporary modern art exhibits also make appearances in the museum. Check out the gift shop before leaving to pick up special souvenirs, such as map reproductions, Barbadian crafts, and West Indian books. With our online itinerary creator, Bridgetown attractions like Barbados Museum & Historical Society can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • July 13, 2017
    You should take the time to visit. You tend to want the Beach, ocean and food but always take time to learn and look around.  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    We visited today and enjoyed the museum. It could be better. This is and should remain to be a key place for all to learn more about the Bajan / Barbadian history. It is rather old fashioned in design...  more »
  • June 5, 2017
    we were the only ones in the museum on that day. it took us about 2 hrs to see everything. the displays are a bit older in some parts but it does give you a great history of barbados.  more »
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  • May 20, 2017
    Nice small museum detailing natural, cultural and political history. Set in a beautiful building which used to be a military prison, in the garrison district just outside Bridgetown.
  • April 27, 2017
    Museum - an historical perspective of Barbados. A very worthwhile visit
  • March 15, 2017
    It is an old fashioned museum but with a lot of information about Barbados.
  • January 1, 2017
    Great place to visit to get a taste of Barbadian history (especially the military side of it)
  • November 1, 2016
    Quaint historical site for the traveling history buff. Very close to city and garrison.

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