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Barbados Museum & Historical Society

7 Highway | St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-538-0201
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Cherished beauty

You should take the time to visit. You tend to want the Beach, ocean and food but always take time... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Rasheed M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
A worthwhile visit

We visited today and enjoyed the museum. It could be better. This is and should remain to be a key... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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An engaging glimpse into the history of Barbados.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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7 Highway | St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-538-0201
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

You should take the time to visit. You tend to want the Beach, ocean and food but always take time to learn and look around.

Thank Rasheed M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We visited today and enjoyed the museum. It could be better. This is and should remain to be a key place for all to learn more about the Bajan / Barbadian history. It is rather old fashioned in design / layout. Could be so much...More

Thank 939juliab
Reviewed 6 June 2017

we were the only ones in the museum on that day. it took us about 2 hrs to see everything. the displays are a bit older in some parts but it does give you a great history of barbados.

Thank cindy177
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We visited the museum after our GW House tour. The facility itself is quite large. After paying for your tickets in the reception/gift shop, you then proceed on a self-guided tour, starting (clockwise) with the natural history exhibit. From there, you proceed through the human...More

Thank publius358
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Housed, (at least until 2032, when the 99-year lease expires), in the old military prison, this is worth a visit. Pick up any bus on the Speightstown or Bridgetown to Oistins route or vice versa and get off opposite the Garrison Savannah race course. Any...More

1  Thank angusM25
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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....More

1  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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...More

Thank alastair1947
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...More

Thank userChris
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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

Thank Ray G
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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20 November 2015|
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Response from Barbados M | Property representative |
Hi, The easiest way to get to the Barbados Museum from the Cruise Terminal is via taxi. You can easily arrange this once you disembark. You can also ask you driver to collect you from the Museum and take you to other sites... More
2 November 2015|
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Response from Barbados M | Property representative |
Hi Jim, Please contact our Librarian at the Shilstone Memorial Library which is a dedicated research facility. Tel: 427 0201