St. Nicholas Abbey

Take a guided tour of the beautiful plantation house and view antiques from the home's 350 years of history. Then take a self-guided tour of the grounds, including the rum distillery where St. Nicholas Abbey Rum is produced.

What to Expect

St. Nicholas Abbey takes you back over three centuries to a time when Barbados was just beginning its long relationship with sugar cultivation. Start your adventure with the abbey's 18 minute film that showcases life on the island during the 1800's and 1900's. After that, anyone interested in history will want to partake in one of their routine 45 minute tour of the property and its artifacts and antiques. Finally, if you are lucky enough to come on a Wednesday or Thursday, you will be able to watch as the abbey crushes harvested sugar cane, so that it can be used to make a variety of products.

A beautiful and well preserved great house, stocked full of original or replicated furniture that paints an authentic portrait of the plantation's history. Further enjoy your step back in time with a walk around the beautiful gardens.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in St. Peter Parish if you plan on visiting St. Nicholas Abbey, since travelers to this part of Barbados will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. There are a decent number of hotels in the area within range of this facility.

Hotels near St. Nicholas Abbey
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Sugar Cane Club Hotel And Spa Hotel 3.3 mi. (1.5 km) WSW
Little Good Harbour Hotel 3.8 mi. (2.4 km) W
Almond Beach Village Hotel 3.9 mi. (0.8 km) WSW
Cobblers Cove Hotel Resort 4.4 mi. (1.0 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

Located in St. Peter Parish, 1.5 miles northeast of French Village, St. Nicholas Abbey always welcomes local customers and visitors lodging in this part of Barbados. Even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to experience some of their offerings. Speightstown is to the west-southwest.

The best way to reach St. Nicholas Abbey is to follow Highway 2-A until you reach the Mile and Quarter area. Follow the eastward road from the gas station, and turn right on Charles Duncan Oneal Highway which you will continue down until you reach Diamond Corner. Once in Diamond Corner, turn right again and follow that road to the abbey's entrance.

There are a decent number of restaurants to pick from in the community around this museum. Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant, which offers Bajan fare, is also the closest restaurant to the museum. Also near St. Nicholas Abbey you'll find restaurants including La Salsa Restaurant & Bar and The Fish Pot where you and your party should be sure to try a bit of Mediterranean fare and experience the Barbados culture.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the museum aren't readily available, meaning your best option is phoning before you leave to make sure the property is going to be open to guests when you and your companions intend to visit.


The price of one adult admission is $35(BDS). However, you will not need to be prepared with cash around, on account of the fact that this institution accepts Master Card and Visa.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (246) 422-8725 Or (246) 422-5357



Location: Cherry Tree Hill, St. Peter Parish, Barbados


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