Jewish Museum

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC BY

Jewish settlement on Barbados dates back to the early 17th century. Visitors interested in how the Jewish community played a role in the history of the island can learn all about Jewish-islanders at the Jewish Museum, more officially known as the Nidhe Israel Museum.

What to Expect

The Jewish Museum features both interactive displays and artifacts including a timeline of Jewish settlement on the island.

Built in 1750, the building that houses the Jewish Museum has just as much historic significance as the collection it houses. The museum is set on the grounds on an active synagogue, and looks out over the burial ground and full immersion Mikvah -- the only one known to exist in the Western hemisphere.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Jewish Museum may choose to book their trip in downtown Bridgetown, as visitors to this area of Barbados will have the benefit of easy museum access during their visit. If you'd like to stay somewhere close to this museum, you'll have quite a few nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Jewish Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Melbourne Hotel and Apartments Hotel 0.9 mi. (2.0 km) E
Bajan Beach Cottages Cottages 1.1 mi. (2.0 km) SSE
Radisson Aquatica Resort Resort 1.2 mi. (2.2 km) SSE
Grand Barbados Beach Resort Resort 1.2 mi. (2.2 km) SSE
Island Inn Hotel Hotel 1.3 mi. (2.3 km) SSE
Hilton Hotel Barbados Hotel 1.4 mi. (2.4 km) S
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn B & B 1.5 mi. (2.9 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most exciting options while spending some time exploring the area is having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this museum. Roti Hut Plus, which offers International food, is also the most convenient dining option from the museum. The eatery is a short ways off, but removed enough that you might need to plan on taking advantage of a method of transport to travel there. KFC Diamond Tower and KFC Trident House are additional restaurant options close to Jewish Museum. At KFC Trident House you and your party will be able to try out American food and experience the flavors of Barbados.


Operating Hours

The hours of operation for the museum are not readily available, meaning that your party's top option is phoning ahead to confirm the attraction will be operating when you and your party have plans to stop by.


Show up at this site with plans to pay the cost of admission, which your party can learn by phoning ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (246) 436-6869

Location: Synagogue Lane, downtown Bridgetown, Barbados


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