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“Museum”

Barbados Museum & Historical Society
Ranked #16 of 90 things to do in Bridgetown
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Owner description: An engaging glimpse into the history of Barbados.
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Museum”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

This small but very comprehensive museum should be a must see for every visitor to the island. it is withineasy reach of Bridgetown a short taxi ride from cruise ship terminal

Visited November 2012
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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“Nice little museum”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The museum is divided into clear sections, it is self guided and easy to follow, you get a mad and follow it round. if you arrive relatively early in the day, go and see the garrison which is walking distance from the museum. the staff will advise you on timings.

Visited January 2013
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Elmvale, Canada
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“There in 2011”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Its in the Savannaha area in the Military Jail! Excellent grounds and structure with a good no great presentation on physical and human history. Dont mis the limestone filtering sink in the yard

Visited January 2013
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Gower UK
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“Great insight into Bajan history”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is well worth a visit and it is set in the lovely historic Garrison area a mile or so out of Bridgetown. If you have ancestors from Barbados then visit the Shilstone Library hidden up some stairs as you enter the museum. Small charge but helpful staff (closed now until February 2013)

Visited January 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Great museum, one of the best on the island”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Visited on a Saturday morning. As ever, the staff were very helpful and it's been really well laid out. There's a lot of investing information on display and the building itself was stunning. The main display isn't air conditioned and it was warm in there, definitely needed a drink by the exit. It seemed a few exhibits had bee re,over which was a shame, but it gave a good history of the island and it's development over the years.
Admittance fee was cheap and definitely worth a visit - probably the most interesting museum on the island.

Visited January 2013
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