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

St. Nicholas Abbey is located in St. Peter Parish, ensuring those visiting this part of Barbados will be excited to have convenient access to the museum during their visit. If you'd like to stay somewhere close to this museum, you'll enjoy quite a few lodgings to choose from nearby.

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 happily welcomes local residents and travelers who are lodging in this part of Barbados. Regardless of whether you are staying nearby, you should feel free to stop by for some fun in the sun. From this location, 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.

Island pastimes like working on one's golf game and taking to the water are also enjoyed by many in the surrounding areas. Museum guests also interested in golfing should consider going to the closest course, Apes Hill Club. Uneventful days can also be spent at Cove Bay, the closest beach. Also, multiple golf and beach attractions are available in the vicinity. If you would prefer to remain indoors, there are also a few additional attractions within a short range. Just a short distance off is Barbados Wildlife Reserve, one of only a couple additional attractions available in the immediate surroundings of the museum.


Operating Hours

You should call the museum ahead of time to find out their hours of operation.


The price of one adult admission is $35(BDS).

On the other hand, you will not need to bring paper tender in your pocket, considering this site takes 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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