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

Consider staying in St. Peter Parish if you plan on visiting St. Nicholas Abbey, since those visiting this part of Barbados will be excited to have easy access to this museum during their visit. If you wish to stay somewhere near the museum, there are a reasonable number of hotel room choices in the vicinity.

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

Situated toward the eastern outskirts of St. Peter Parish, 1.5 miles northeast of French Village, St. Nicholas Abbey happily welcomes local customers and visitors who are rooming in this part of Barbados. Whether or not you're staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by to check it out. If you're curious, 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.

The museum is in a good location for tourists wanting to pick from several culinary choices The nearest restaurant is Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant, which serves Bajan food. La Salsa Restaurant & Bar and The Fish Pot are some of the additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At The Fish Pot you and your group can try out Mediterranean meals and experience the flavors of Barbados.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for St. Nicholas Abbey are not readily available, meaning your group's top option is phoning early to ensure the building is going to be operating when you and your companions intend to head over.


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

Many will find it fortunate that this museum allows the use of these credit cards from guests: 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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