Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Bridgetown

Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Bridgetown (must see)

The Barbados Museum & Historical Society is located in a 19th century building, which used to serve as the British Military Prison back then. In 1930, the place was “inhabited” by the museum’s collections; today, one can find furnishings, old historical maps of Barbados, artifacts and many other items of great value. The museum also has a library, dedicated to the island’s history and there are map galleries and a children’s gallery, which are quite educational and entertaining.

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Barbados Museum & Historical Society on Map

Sight Name: Barbados Museum & Historical Society
Sight Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Bridgetown, Barbados

Create Your Own Walk in Bridgetown

Create Your Own Walk in Bridgetown

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bridgetown is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

If you knew that Bridgetown was famous for its duty-free shopping, then guess what? - This is not all the city can boast of! There is a plethora of other things in Bridgetown fit to sparkle one's interest, and local landmarks are just one of them. Going by the obvious British influence present in the sculpture and architecture, one might think they are in London, but no - this is Barbados!...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Places of Worship Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown

Places of Worship Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown

Bridgetown, the capital of the island of Barbados, unites various denominations within its perimeter. This is a result of Barbados’ past, which involved the island’s fall into the British colony net. Today, the most dominant denomination is the Anglican one, with quite a number of churches. Take this tour to find out more about religion in Bridgetown and its evolution.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Cultural Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown

Cultural Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown

Cultural life in Barbados is varied and has a good perspective for the future. To this day, we can still hear remnants of the old English accent, thus revealing the trace, which remained from the time when Barbados used to be a British colony. Today, the city can boast a rich library, gorgeous exhibits and, of course, the one and only George Washington House. Take this tour to find out interesting...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Shopping Tour in Bridgetown

Shopping Tour in Bridgetown

Bridgetown is the city that will surprise you with the number of duty free shops and department stores it has, but it will also charm you with its handicrafts. Walk the main shopping streets of the city to find items at amazing prices, visit the little local shops and choose the perfect Barbadian gifts and souvenirs. The following tour will guide you through your little shopping adventure in...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles