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Arlington House Museum

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Address: Speightstown, Barbados
Phone Number: (246) 422 4064
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Half-Day Barbados Island Naturally Tour

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lovel little museum, with interesting information about the life on Barbados both past and present with interactive features.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rose1lee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lovel little museum, with interesting information about the life on Barbados both past and present with interactive features.

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Thank Rose1lee
Martinsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was very interesting. the main floor shows you interviews with locals on all sorts of stuff. the next floor has a rug that is a map that has all sorts of names of land owners. We also learned that the are /port was called Little Bristle,very cool, the upper floor is an interacting area. Steer a boat and... More 

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Thank Kshields1431
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

From the outside you wouldn't think this museum would live up to the descriptions but it so does. The tour guide was lovely and it's very interesting. It has lots of interactive bits and pieces with film, audio, a simulated hurricane (small - don't worry!) and lots more. You'll be in about an hour. We were lucky to get in... More 

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Montserrat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect to see and experience so much history tucked away in this museum. Their generous use of technology to make each room unique and memorable was impressive. Definitely worth a visit and kids/teens will love it too.

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Thank Trulygolden
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The ground floor exhibits are free, you have to pay to go upstairs. We paid and enjoyed it all. The ground floor is video diaries of different tradespeople. On the first floor is a room with video about the island and its history and is decorated like a cane field. An adjacent room has more resources about the people of... More 

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Thank Dr_Waugh
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We loved walking around listening to the recordings of local people on the picture boards around the museum a film gives more history and it was a lovely place cool and made us feel very welcome the staff will give you any information you want it is great.

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Thank Angela D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

So one day whilst staying in Barbados we decided to make the journey up from our apartment on the south of the island to Speightstown to visit this museum. Now I've been to the main museum in Barbados in the past and frankly it was duller than ditchwater. Arlington House was the opposite. It's a modern museum with interactive displays... More 

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Thank PingPongBoy
Bridgetown, Barbados
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

A very informative place to visit. Two of my favourite areas in this museum were the "Find your value in sugar cane" and the map on the floor with all of the original/older surnames of citizens.

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Thank kerrigold86
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

It will take you back to a time when Barbados was teaming with activity and not from tour ships and discount travellers but from importing and exporting. It will show you what Speightstown used to be like when it was a major port, well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit - certainly not a musty frusty place. Innovatively conceived, maybe a little too reliant on audio visuals. With a visit of you are in Speightstown

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