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.
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.
Consider staying in downtown Bridgetown if you plan on visiting Jewish Museum, as visitors to this area of Barbados will be excited to have convenient access to the museum during their visit. There is a sufficient collection of lodgings in the locale around this landmark.
|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|
Island pastimes like golfing and water sports are also enjoyed by many in the vicinity. Tourists who enjoy testing their skillfulness on the green, will want to do so at the nearest golfing option, which is Rockley Golf Course. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, consider spending some time at Carlisle Bay, the most convenient beach to visit. Still, at least two other outdoor opportunities are located in the neighborhood. You will encounter additional other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general vicinity. Without going too far, you can find two more alluring attractions close by--Montefiore Fountain and Barbados National Heroes Gallery.
You might want to call the museum ahead for their operating hours.
For price of admission, dial up Jewish Museum ahead of time to determine how much they charge, or if they do at all.
Phone Number: (246) 436-6869
Location: Synagogue Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
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