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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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Diverse & informative exhibits

The museum was a highlight of my trip to Barbados. Located at Garrison, it’s a great historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
adonkor
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London, United Kingdom
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The comprehensive history of a Caribbean nation

To conclude our first full day in Barbados my wife and I decided to visit the Barbados Museum. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jonahNJ
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Pennington, New Jersey
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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
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"military prison"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"children's section"
in 8 reviews
"natural history"
in 8 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 6 reviews
"garrison area"
in 9 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"slave trade"
in 5 reviews
"no photography"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"great history"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 9 reviews
"rainy day"
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"race track"
in 4 reviews
"display"
in 34 reviews
"galleries"
in 10 reviews
"slaves"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was a highlight of my trip to Barbados. Located at Garrison, it’s a great historical area to investigate with the Garrison Savannah racecourse, St Ann’s Fort and George Washington House. The museum itself is in an old prison which is slightly haunting but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To conclude our first full day in Barbados my wife and I decided to visit the Barbados Museum. I thought it was a good idea to learn a bit of the history of the country that we would be exploring for the next several days....More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Had a really interesting visit to the museum. Learned lots of interesting facts about Barbados past and present. A worthwhile visit

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This museum is located in the Garrison Historical area. Unfortunately the “taxis” that take up to 14 passengers are generally heading to various beaches and we going to the GHA were an anomaly. Though a cheap ride ($15USD total for two of us) we were...More

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The building housing the museum is an old jail and by itself is a nice piece of architecture ! The Museum itself seems to have been designed decades ago and never updated with new technology . The parts concerning Africa and the Military are the...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Barbados - this museum will help you too as you see the island and meet its people to do so with a deeper sense of its fascinating story. A bit old-fashioned in its presentation - and none the worse for it!

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We walked to this museum. It was about a 15 minute walk from our hotel and we met a number of friendly and polite folks. The surroundings felt safe and the museum is across the street from the national race track. We discovered horse racing...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Although a bit small, the museum is worth visiting if you are a history buff. It discusses the development of the island from its native inhabitants to the influx of whites from Europe, the Spanish from Spain, and Africans via the slave trade. Provides some...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Well laid out and provides lots of information about the history and development of the island and the flora and fauna. An enjoyable visit, we are glad that we went.

Thank Jack H
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This site is so well looked after and the galleries go through the history, geology, plant life etc of the island.

Thank SteveY858
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garyjcua
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
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jamescmurphy
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
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