Discover the past in the third oldest parliament building in the commonwealth. Tour the Barbados National Heroes Gallery and the Barbados Museum of Parliament. This museum takes the form of interactive screens and you will learn the remarkable history of Barbados asit moved from settlement to independence. Now known as the Exchange Museum, this 18th century building now one of the oldest buildings in Barbados.It was first a school calledHarrison Free School and then turned into theMasonic Lodge. The multistory Exchange Museum features permanentdisplays chronicling the history, trade and banking of Bridgetown, as well as the history of free masonry.Free masonrywas introduced to Barbados in 1740 by Alexander Irvine. Another must see is the Bridgetown screw dockwhich isbelieved to be the only existing one in the worldwith its original parts still intact. Don't forget to take pictures as you leisurelystroll from museum to museum.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 2 Hrs
Departure Time :
10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeHotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirma.. read more
Departure Details :
Chamberlain Bridge, Bridgetown, Barbados
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewJoin your experienced guide for anexciting morning of museum hopping and discover the past in the third oldest parliament building in the commonwealth. The Exchange Museum, an 18th-century buildingthat is now one of the oldest in the area, once housed a school named Harrison Free School. It eventually turned into the Masonic Lodge. In addition, theBridgetown screw dock is presumed to be the onlyone of its kind!
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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Entry/Admission - Museum of Parliament and National Heroes Gallery
Hotel pickup and drop off
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
The Bridgetown museum tour involved meeting our guide in Indepedance Square where we were briefed on the river and its significence before walking through a car park which was a buriel ground for slaves to the first museum, which we couldn't get into. We then went to Parliament and into the Heros Museum which was very interesting. Our guide hadn't been there before. We could not visit Parliament, as unusually for a Friday, there was an event. Our bad luck I suppose. We then moved back to the original museum, Blackwood's Screw Dock. It was still not open but we were able to wonder round an interesting site. I think our guide made the best of a bad job but disappointing generall because the tour had potentail
Nice experience to know the ancient and recent history of Barbados, in company of friendly guide. Very interesting for everyone.