Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Bridgetown

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History Museum Museum
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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Museum - an historical perspective of Barbados. A very worthwhile visit
  • It is an old fashioned museum but with a lot of information about Barbados.
  • Great place to visit to get a taste of Barbadian history (especially the military side of it)
  • Quaint historical site for the traveling history buff. Very close to city and garrison.

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