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“From the rocks to the African connection” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barbados Museum & Historical Society

Barbados Museum & Historical Society
Ranked #15 of 89 things to do in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An engaging glimpse into the history of Barbados.
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“From the rocks to the African connection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

A really worthwhile visit for at least an hour - well placed at the north end of the Garrison Savannah - amongst the historic barracks around the parade ground (now the racecourse). Tells the story of the settlement, its conversion to slave-based economy, a whole wing on 20th century change, and a recent excellent section showing the West African cultural connections still evident in the west indian islands' society.

Visited February 2013
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“old thing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

museum is place were people send they thing to for the young people see what thing look like in the old time day

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barbados
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82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“There in 2011”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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