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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  • I went here with my sister for my dissertation as I needed some research! I was told it would be a few dollars to get inside... the women tried to charge us 40 USD for two of us! I eventually bargaine...  more »
  • The museum is in an atmospheric former military jail. A tranquil location with galleries that tell a story, and have lots of exhibits. If you like a bit of historical background this is just for you. ...  more »
  • I'm a huge fan of local museums and this one was about what I expected. While not up to the standards of museums seen in the US and Canada, this converted prison does give you a good feel for the hist...  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. ****