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Museum of Parliament and National Heroes Gallery

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Address: The Parliament House, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 2463105400
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This was an interesting and informative experience. I went on tour with students from a Nursery School. We mainly toured the National Heroes Gallery since our focus was on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly B
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St. Michael
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St. Michael
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting and informative experience. I went on tour with students from a Nursery School. We mainly toured the National Heroes Gallery since our focus was on the National Heroes of Barbados. There were pictures and a lot of information on each of the 10 National Heroes. For some of them, some video presentations were also available. Artifacts... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pretty inexpensive, educational museum/exhibit to visit. It's a self-guided tour really focused on the timeline of Barbados and key figures important to the government's history. To be honest, it was really just to get out of the heat into some air conditioning...so it was worth it to escape the heat and get a bit of history :)

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Thank Cindy L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The museum advertised as being open from 9am, but didn't open until 11am for some reason. Once inside, the museum holds an interesting collection on the history of Barbados as a colony, it's path to independence and the granting of voting rights to former black slaves. The museum also contains an exhibit on key figures in Barbadian history. A simple... More 

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Thank Jon S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

An interesting museum which tells the history of the nation from a political perspective. The graphics were excellent but some of the audio/visual features were not working when we visited. An enjoyable time spent away from the heat of the city!

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Huntingdon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We only walked around the grounds as we were time limited in Bridgetown. The grounds were well kept.

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Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Very educational attraction and a pleasure to learn so much more about the people and national heroes of my island home, Barbados.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We toured the gallery and visited the 2 houses of parliament. We thought the heroes gallery was very well done. There are only 10 national heroes and each one has his own display, While we visited there was also a flower display interspersed throughout the exhibits. The flowers here are pretty spectacular and the flower displays were amazing. We also... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The Museum of Parliament and National Heroes Gallery is quietly advertised and even when you are standing in Trafalgar Square it is easy to overlook but it should not be missed. A visit to this venue not only provides an overview of the Parliamentary system but outlines as well the interesting and sometimes tumultuous history of Barbados as she moved... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Barbados has, reportedly, the third oldest Parliament in the world. Admission includes a guided tour of both houses of Parliament in a lovely old building. The tour guide was most knowledgable. The museum tour is self guided and quite interesting. It includes the text of the speech given by the President of the Parliament on the occasion of a British... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The museum is well put together. It is self guided. There are TV screens along the way for information. The displays bring snippets of Barbados' history alive in murals, artefacts and quotes. The Heroes Gallery is particularly interesting, selecting 10 national heroes to highlight the interesting history and achievements. Each of the 10 heroes have an inspired artistic work commemorating... More 

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