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Barbados Museum & Historical Society

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Address: Highway 7 | St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 246 427 0201
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Nightlife, Dining
Description: An engaging glimpse into the history of Barbados.

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Surprisingly Fascinating Museum

This museum surprised us with its artifacts, stories of hurricanes, cultural tales, etc. I'd definitely recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Leslie W
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New Westminster, BC, Canada
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New Westminster, BC, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This museum surprised us with its artifacts, stories of hurricanes, cultural tales, etc. I'd definitely recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The building is lovely but the overall experience was a bit boring, I understand that perhaps they do not have many artefacts to display, so this may be why we found it rudimentary , okay for a school trip.

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

got the bus from paynes bay to oistins and asked driver to let us off at museum, just stops outside. able to walk round the museum on our own. very informative. set in an old jail, but had nice atmosphere, gardens lovely and lots of places to sit and relax. unfortunately no café and the coke machine out of order.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Get to learn about the islands whole history plus it's natural environment,the staff here are so friendly and helpful

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were met by a lovely charming lady in reception who very nicely explained that due to extremely high number of people who lived to very old age that it was not possible without bankrupting the country ,for discounts for 64 year olds [who were not considered old ] . A very interesting building and contents explaining everything about its... More 

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Oroville, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This museum was really interesting, so I was really disappointed when we were told, we are not allowed to take pictures of the exhibits. I don't understand why. For the entrance fee they charge, it should be allowed. That kind of ruined my visit for me, as there was a lot of neat stuff in there that's worth documenting. Plus,... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth a visit. A wide range of exhibits from sea life to island history. It's located in an old military prison, which is a beautiful building with lots of character. The staff are friendly and obliging. Some of the exhibits are a bit tired, i.e. photos could do with updating, etc, but don't let that put you off going.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It is cool and relaxing. One day they had a craft sale and I bought sea glass earrings. Lovely things to look at and buy!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The exhibits on the original settlements by the Amerindians were very interesting. The old prison makes an intriguing setting. The children's section is frankly the best organized and informative. The museum needs updating badly but it is well worth a visit and the staff is very helpful.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you are looking for a good something to do for a couple of hours and are near here, this is a very worthwhile activity. Close to the track, the museum has a good mixture of everything and if you manage your time properly, is easily finished in two hours.

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