Barbados Museum and Historical Society

The Barbados Museum is also home of the Barbados Historical Society and their joint mission is to preserve the history of the people of Barbados. The museum itself is steeped in history as the site used to be an old military prison. Much of the military history of the Caribbean can be explored through the artifacts in this museum. You can also discover a lot about the culture of the area. Stop by the museum during the first part of your trip to gain an appreciation for the story of the island you're discovering.

What to Expect

With archives of paperwork from the Caribbean slave trade, a collection of half a million artifacts, beautiful grounds that offer their own history lesson and a museum gift shop to grab some interesting books about the region, this museum has a lot to offer.

Housed in what was once a military prison, this small museum has only seven galleries. However, it is still a rich a experience packed with knowledge.

Staying Close

St. Matthias is a good option for those wishing to visit Barbados Museum and Historical Society, because those staying in this region of Barbados will be excited to have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. If you wish to book your stay within easy reach of this museum, you'll find a fair number of hotel room choices in the vicinity.

Hotels near Barbados Museum and Historical Society
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn B & B 0.3 mi. (2.9 km) ENE
Savannah Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (2.9 km) SSW
Grand Barbados Beach Resort Resort 0.5 mi. (2.2 km) W
Island Inn Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (2.3 km) W
Amaryllis Beach Resort Resort 0.5 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 0.5 mi. (3.3 km) S
Bajan Beach Cottages Cottages 0.5 mi. (2.0 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like golfing and beach-going are by no means hard to come by in the region. Museum patrons also hoping to play a round or two of golf will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Rockley Golf Course. If golfing isn't your thing, think about heading over to Brownes Beach, which is the closest beach to Barbados Museum and Historical Society. And, multiple beach and golf options are situated in the vicinity. Guests will find additional other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. There are a pair of spots worth checking out -Garrison Savannah and George Washington House- each of them found within a few miles of the museum.


Operating Hours

The Museum is open daily, with normal hours running from 9:00am to 5:00pm, except for Sunday when the hours are reduced to from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.


The cost of admission is $15 BDS for adults, and $7.50 BDS for children.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (246) 427-0201 Or (246) 436-1956

Location: Bridgetown, Barbados




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