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

You may enjoy staying in St. Matthias if you plan on visiting Barbados Museum and Historical Society, since travelers to this region of Barbados will have easy access to this museum during their time there. If you wish to book your stay within easy reach of the museum, you'll enjoy a moderate selection of places to stay in the area.

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

Lively vacationers may likely be enticed by the region because of the possibility of open-air pursuits. Guests who are interested in trying out their ability on the green, will be able to do so at the most convenient golfing facility, which is Rockley Golf Course. Lazy hours can also be filled with time at Brownes Beach, the closest beach. Happily, at least two other golf and beach opportunities are located in the neighborhood. You will discover a fair number of indoor attractions in this general vicinity. There are a couple of other places nearby you may want to visit -Garrison Savannah and George Washington House- which are both found within just a couple 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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