Arlington House Museum, Speightstown

Learn about the heritage of Barbados as you tour Arlington House Museum, a three-story, 18th century white colonial house turned museum. Step inside and talk to locals on the ground floor to learn about their business and crafts. You might see them out around town later on. The rest of the museum is dedicated to slavery in the country, featuring pictures and interactive screens that educate you on topics such as the island’s first settlers, the plantation system and sugar cane on the island, and the importance of Speightstown as a leading port and trade hub. Make Arlington House Museum part of your personalized Saint Peter Parish itinerary using our Saint Peter Parish online trip planner .
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  • A real joy to visit a very high quality museum in air conditioned comfort. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The museum is a real must for anyone interested in Barbados history  more »
  • Ground floor was a little dry with a series of videos of local crafts men and business people, but the first and second floors are fascinating. Please visit if you are in the area  more »
  • As an interactive museum experience this is rather good. Very helpful staff (par for the course in Barbados ) plus interesting documentation and films. Difficult to fault for the first time visitor la...  more »

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