Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, Bridgetown

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Absorb some history at Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, the only synagogue in town and one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Learn about the building's history and the people it serviced, and discover how it endured through hurricanes, governmental seizure, and eventual renovation in 1986. Be sure to view the subterranean mikveh, ritual baths, discovered by chance and excavated in 2008, and take a stroll through the tranquil cemetery. Add Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum and other attractions to your Bridgetown trip itinerary using our Bridgetown tour itinerary maker website .
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  • If you find yourself in Barbados I highly recommend a visit to this synagogue. Very interesting to learn about how it was founded and developed.  more »
  • It was very interesting visiting the synagogue, museum and mikveh. It's right in the middle of Bridgetown so it's well worth a visit.  more »
  • Well preserved. History recorded. Definitely worth a visit, support and to spread the word of the existence of this synagogue, as well as the museum attached to it. I've met Barbadians who have family...  more »
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  • The oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere The new improvements done to the area really helps this historic land mark stand out in bridgetown They is normally a care taker at the synagogue to show you around the museum is interesting as well but they is a charge to enter Coffee shop and other shops are supposed to open in the near future
  • Fascinating! Definitely a place to check out while in Barbados. Learned a lot about the history of the Jewish people in Barbados. The excavated Mikveh and restored synagogue were highlights. I found the museum a little lacking, I would have loved to learn a little more in depth about the history, rather than a general overview. However the tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us more information we wouldn't have overwise learnt. The entrance is quite hard to find, definitely map out your route before setting off!
  • You have to see the new restoration project
  • This is a must visit if you visit the island. I recommend it for all teachers, social science and history buffs. Jews also assisted the development of early Barbados.
  • Where's the entrance? I can't seem to find it

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