Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Bridgetown

(3.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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 museum matches the pace of Barbados life, you can stroll round and take in the vast amound of information displayed or just wander past the exhibits and browse. A good half day spent in pleasant ...  more »
  • This was a very good start to our trip, informative history and friendly interaction, a wealth of history in the garrison area.  more »
  • We called by here on a day when the races were on and we were returning from Harrisons Caves. the buildings were a former military prison and the rooms were set out in a sort of quadrangle. The musem ...  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. ****