We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Barbados Museum & Historical Society

7 Highway | St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-427-0201
Review Highlights
good place to get the history of the country

we were the only ones in the museum on that day. it took us about 2 hrs to see everything. the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria, Canada
Interesting and insightful

We visited the museum after our GW House tour. The facility itself is quite large. After paying for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Millbrook, Alabama
Read all 241 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
An engaging glimpse into the history of Barbados.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
7 Highway | St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-427-0201
Write a Review
Reviews (241)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were the only ones in the museum on that day. it took us about 2 hrs to see everything. the displays are a bit older in some parts but it does give you a great history of barbados.

Thank cindy177
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum after our GW House tour. The facility itself is quite large. After paying for your tickets in the reception/gift shop, you then proceed on a self-guided tour, starting (clockwise) with the natural history exhibit. From there, you proceed through the human...More

Thank publius358
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Housed, (at least until 2032, when the 99-year lease expires), in the old military prison, this is worth a visit. Pick up any bus on the Speightstown or Bridgetown to Oistins route or vice versa and get off opposite the Garrison Savannah race course. Any...More

1  Thank angusM25
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The team hace really worked hard to create a meaningful experience. As a mixed race couple, we have found it a very useful tool in teaching our daughters about how the Caribbean developed. It does not beat a drum or present from a particular stance....More

1  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is gem of a museum. Situated in a beautiful complex of buildings, the rooms of some of which have been covered into recreations of historic residential homes, this is an attraction well worth seeing. The vision starts with exhibits of the varied marine and...More

Thank alastair1947
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were on the hunt for several Geo-caches in the area, when we followed the cluse to the museum. We solved the cache, and my son asked about taking a tour. I was surprised by his request, but since we both had interest, we took...More

Thank userChris
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Considering it is the 50th Anniversary year and knowing the Island history a very disappointing exhibition

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

You can take your time and explore the past of the island and enjoy the amazing artifacts and see them up close ... History <3

Thank Date M
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This museum matches the pace of Barbados life, you can stroll round and take in the vast amound of information displayed or just wander past the exhibits and browse. A good half day spent in pleasant surroundings with no hassle but as the signs warn...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This was a very good start to our trip, informative history and friendly interaction, a wealth of history in the garrison area.

Thank 427terri
Nearby Restaurants
Cuz's Fish Shack
1,202 reviews
.80 km away
Sahara Arabic Grill and Falafel
273 reviews
.60 km away
Buzo Osteria Italiana
572 reviews
.82 km away
Coffee Barbados Cafe
289 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
George Washington House
322 reviews
.47 km away
South Coast Boardwalk
1,223 reviews
1.19 km away
Carlisle Bay
1,529 reviews
1.48 km away
Dread or Dead Surf Shop
262 reviews
.89 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I am will be in Barbados @ December 15. How can I get to the visit the museum from the port?
20 November 2015|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Barbados M | Property representative |
Hi, The easiest way to get to the Barbados Museum from the Cruise Terminal is via taxi. You can easily arrange this once you disembark. You can also ask you driver to collect you from the Museum and take you to other sites... More
Hi, I will be returning to Bridgetown, Barbados in Feb. next year and was wondering if shipping records/newspapers of the 1800's would be available to view. I am particularly interested in the sugar trade to Ireland. Regards, Jim Murphy
2 November 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Barbados M | Property representative |
Hi Jim, Please contact our Librarian at the Shilstone Memorial Library which is a dedicated research facility. Tel: 427 0201