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Discover Barbados' history

Museums and historical sites in Barbados

Barbados has a colorful history. You can learn a lot about Barbados' interesting history in museums and exhibitions. Barbados offers you plenty of museums and exhibitions around the island.

The Barbados Museum & Historical Society

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is in a building which is a former british military prison. This museum has several exhibition rooms, and every single ones is devoted to a different topic. There are for example exhibition rooms for african culture, art and a historical military exhibition. You can find more information about Barbados Museum & Historical Society on their website.

Website: Barbados Museum - Online

Opening times:
Monday - Saturday: 9.00 - 17.00 h
Sunday: 14.00 - 16.00 h

Address & location:
(Near Garrison Savannah (horse racetrack))
Beckwith Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael
Online map: The Barbados Museum - Google Maps

Tyrol Cot Heritage House & Craft Village in Barbados

This is the family property of Barbados first prime minister. At this site you will see a unique architecture and you can learn a lot about the culture of Barbados' citizens. And of course you will see how the family lived.

Opening times:
Monday - Friday: 9.00 - 16.00 h

Address & location:
Codrington Hill, St. Michael
Tel: (246) 424-2074
Online Map: Tyrol Cot Heritage Village - Google Maps

Arlington House Museum in Barbados

Barbados' Arlington House Museum, is a museum which is dedicated to Barbados' sugar cane history, trade and sea voyages. This restored house was build in the 18th Century. Each floor of this building is dedicated to one of the three themes.

Opening times:
Monday - Saturday: 9.00 - 17.00 h

Address & location:
Queen Street
Speightstown, St. Peter
Tel: (246) 422-4064
Online map: Arlington House Museum - Google Maps

Sunbury Plantation House & Museum in Barbados

Barbados' Sunbury Plantation House & Museum is over 300 years old. The Plantation House was build in the 1660s. Unlike many other great houses, all rooms of this house are open to the public. There are old paintings, antiques and other unique collections to be seen.

Website: Sunbury Plantation House & Museum - Online

Opening times: 9.00 - 17.00 h (last tour starts 16.30 h)

Address & location:
Sunbury, St. Philip
Tel: (246) 423-6270
Online map: Sunbury Plantation House & Museum - Google Maps

Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum in Barbados

Barbados' Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum is completely dedicated to the islands sugar cane culture. Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum shows visitors a great collection of exhibition pieces about the sugar production. This museum, will also show you the former relationship between the plantation system, colonialism, transport and the global economy.

Opening times:
Monday - Saturday: 9.00 - 17.00 h

Address & location:
Portvale Holetown
Holetown, St. James
Tel: (246) 426-2421
Online map: Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum - Google Maps

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