Barbados Museum & Historical Society
- Address: Dalkeith Rd, Bridgetown, Barbados
- Phone: +1-2464270201
- Ticket Price: 15 BBD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Museum, Family And Kids
Barbados Museum & Historical Society - Review
The museum showcases interesting and impressive exhibits depicting the history and heritage of Barbados. In an airplane at the museum they screen a short film as well. The museum houses an array of historic bits and pieces including a display about native bird species, display that describes the coral structure of Barbados, fascinating kids gallery, furnishings of an old plantation house, Artifacts of the inhabitants of the Caribbean islands, library and more. If history and heritage interest you, make sure you don’t miss this museum in Bridgetown.
Barbados Museum & Historical Society Information
- The museum is home to a Barbadian shop.
- You cannot photograph the exhibits.
Barbados Museum & Historical Society Ticket Prices
- Adults: BDS$ 15
- Children: BDS$ 7.50
- Admission is free for Caricom nationals.
How To reach Barbados Museum & Historical Society by Public Transport
- Bus: Princess Alice Bus Terminal
- Fairchild Street Bus Terminal
- Hire a car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Barbados Museum & Historical Society
49.26% of people who visit Bridgetown include Barbados Museum & Historical Society in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
70.59% of people start their Barbados Museum & Historical Society visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Barbados Museum & Historical Society
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Barbados Museum & Historical Society
Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Bridgetown Reviews
My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the museum, the tour was self guided so we were able to go at our own pace, taking the time needed for each exhibit. The museum is housed in buildings formerly used as the military prison at St. Ann's Garrison with original prison cells, which we were able to go inside and explore. We learned so much about the history and culture, so glad we went. One word of caution, dress for warm, humid conditions as there isn't a lot of airflow in a few of the areas. The exhibits are in several different buildings so you're able to catch a breeze and cool yourself off easy enough. We went on a very muggy day which was uncomfortable at times but not enough to consider missing the opportunity and overall experience.
Nice fun facts on the history of Barbados, but some things need to be updated. Going through every building, the humidity was real. There were no fans. Also, I don't understand this at all, but you couldn't take photos inside the musuem which is unfortunate. It's was an okay visit.
I was an Intern (Junior Curator) at the Barbados Museum from 1995 to 1998. I am very happy to have had this experience.
Kids and us enjoyed a visit here. Very educational and it has kids exhibition too. We didn't make it to the tunnels which is a shame.
Just off the Garrison race track, this is the converted 18th century prison. It has lots of information about Barbados back to the 16th century and further back to Carib and Arawack people. Its just $20 Barbados to get in, no concessions. There is also a small shop, mainly with local books.