Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Bridgetown

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History 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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  • This is gem of a museum. Situated in a beautiful complex of buildings, the rooms of some of which have been covered into recreations of historic residential homes, this is an attraction well worth see...  more »
  • We were on the hunt for several Geo-caches in the area, when we followed the cluse to the museum. We solved the cache, and my son asked about taking a tour. I was surprised by his request, but since w...  more »
  • Considering it is the 50th Anniversary year and knowing the Island history a very disappointing exhibition  more »
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  • Quaint historical site for the traveling history buff. Very close to city and garrison.
  • Not really worth visiting. It doesn't seem like it's been updated since the 70s and there's no guided tour.
  • A must go too, very informative !!
  • Quite small - plan maybe a little over an hour - but with a good range of exhibits covering the history of the island and its inhabitants.
  • It's a modest, small, and intimist museum. However it gives a very good historical look at the island. Special note of the chattel house architecture. ****