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Barbados Museum & Historical Society

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Address: 7 Highway | St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
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+1 246-427-0201
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

An engaging glimpse into the history of Barbados.

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You can take your time and explore the past of the island and enjoy the amazing artifacts and see them up close ... History <3

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Date M
Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The team hace really worked hard to create a meaningful experience. As a mixed race couple, we have found it a very useful tool in teaching our daughters about how the Caribbean developed. It does not beat a drum or present from a particular stance. It presents the development of the nation in a way that gives you a background... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is gem of a museum. Situated in a beautiful complex of buildings, the rooms of some of which have been covered into recreations of historic residential homes, this is an attraction well worth seeing. The vision starts with exhibits of the varied marine and animal life to found in Barbados and as one who loves the sea this was... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were on the hunt for several Geo-caches in the area, when we followed the cluse to the museum. We solved the cache, and my son asked about taking a tour. I was surprised by his request, but since we both had interest, we took a walk though. The natural, cultural, and historic exhibits were nicely presented. My 10 year... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Considering it is the 50th Anniversary year and knowing the Island history a very disappointing exhibition

Thank Ray G
Bridgetown, Barbados
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

You can take your time and explore the past of the island and enjoy the amazing artifacts and see them up close ... History <3

Thank Date M
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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 surroundings with no hassle but as the signs warn 'beware of the monkeys'.

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This was a very good start to our trip, informative history and friendly interaction, a wealth of history in the garrison area.

Thank 427terri
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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 is out past the Governors house towards the airport. The buildings are interesting showing many different periods through slavery. They even... More 

Thank Kirktoncoll
Ennismore, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Worth the visit they also do Island tours so check them out. Interesting gift shop. Also check out the Garrison tours and Dinner with George Washington.

Thank Garry M
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

an interesting and true version of the history and growth of Barbados.garrison cells were no fu trip.

Thank joejoe69

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