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Arlington House Museum

Speightstown, Barbados
+1 246-422-4064
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Half-Day Barbados Island Naturally Tour
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Speightstown, Barbados
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"the ground floor"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience and good introduction to Barbados' history. Some of the videos were creative and simply excellent. Speightstown is a great town with a fab story - much of this was explained during this visit. Perhaps there could have been more about...More

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for information about early times in Barbados history Would recommend a visit. Not to sure that it’s good for small children as there is a lot of information you have to read.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We have close friends in Barbados and visit often. We had not done this particular museum previously, but it is worth the trip. Arlington House provides probably the best overview of the island and its history with brief interactive displays. (The interactive displays are phone...More

1  Thank DiveCuda59
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Arlington House Museum Tour takes place in an 18th century historical building. As a local with I.D., it only cost me $20.00BDS for the full tour. This tour was very interactive, entertaining and educational. I would highly recommend this if you're interested in learning more...More

Thank Barbadiana
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

A museum housed in an 18 C merchant's house set on three floors with the ground floor being free. An interesting museum without being particularly exciting, but we enjoyed it for an hour and the guide was informative. The guide introduced each floor and then...More

Thank bigcat494
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Step inside to a historical Barbadian schooling. Comfortably cool and informative. We learned some new facts and dispelled some previous myths. There is a main floor open without admission. We were intrigued by the $50 (Barbados) cost to see the 2nd and 3rd floor and...More

Thank ontheroadat62
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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

Thank michael v
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jon S
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 lacking knowledge of the history and customs of the country but a perhaps...More

1  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

If you are staying in the area, this museum is a must. It is air conditioned, very interactive in it's approach to conveying the history of speightstown and the local area. Every room had a different kind of exhibit, the guides were welcoming and friendly....More

Thank FrankieBerkshire
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