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

Barbados Museum and Historical Society is located in St. Matthias, ensuring visitors to this part of Barbados will have easy museum access throughout their trip. If you'd like to stay somewhere close to Barbados Museum and Historical Society, you'll find a reasonable number of hotel rooms in the neighborhood.

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
Island Inn Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (2.3 km) W
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 0.5 mi. (3.2 km) S
Bajan Beach Cottages Cottages 0.5 mi. (2.0 km) W
Nautilus Beach Apartments Villa complex 0.5 mi. (2.0 km) W
Radisson Aquatica Resort Resort 0.5 mi. (2.2 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Lively guests may likely be enchanted by the area because of the possibility of outdoor pursuits. Guests who will enjoy testing their ability at the course, will want to do so at the nearest golfing option, which is Rockley Golf Course. Free hours can also be spent at Brownes Beach, the most close-by beach. However, while these options may be the most convenient to access, you will still find an exciting selection of similar recreation options. Museum guests will find multiple other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general vicinity. You'll find two spots worth checking out -Garrison Savannah and George Washington House- which are both situated rather close to 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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