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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  • 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 »
  • We visited the museum after our GW House tour. The facility itself is quite large. After paying for your tickets in the reception/gift shop, you then proceed on a self-guided tour, starting (clockwise...  more »
  • Housed, (at least until 2032, when the 99-year lease expires), in the old military prison, this is worth a visit. Pick up any bus on the Speightstown or Bridgetown to Oistins route or vice versa and g...  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
  • Great place to visit to get a taste of Barbadian history (especially the military side of it)
  • It is an old fashioned museum but with a lot of information about Barbados.
  • Quaint historical site for the traveling history buff. Very close to city and garrison.