Barbados history Comes
alive at the museum
Do you need a peek back into
the history of Barbados? Are you interested in Barbados
history? Well a visit to the Barbados museum is a must do
activity for both visitors and locals alike... At the
Museum and Historical Society you can journey into
Barbados History by viewing the many exhibits on display.
Even the museum’s location is taste of by gone Barbados.
Situated in what use to be a
beautiful nineteenth century military prison the museum is
the heart of what is known as the Garrison Historic Area.
This popular attraction area comprises George Washington
Ann’s Fort, The National Cannon Collection and the
The Barbados museum is home to
the important history of Barbados... you will find
interesting exhibitions of natural history, Barbadian
social history, military history, African artifacts,
prints and paintings.
History of Barbados
Barbados history revealed... that’s how we describe a
trip around the island. You see the island’s rich cultural
heritage can be seen all across the beautiful landscape.
Weather it is the islands parliament which is the third
oldest in the Western hemisphere, or any one of the many
nineteenth century plantation mansions that dates back to
the islands rich colonial past.
However there is more to the fascinating history of
Barbados than the colonial architecture of the island’s
historic mansions or even its parliament. That’s where the
Barbados museum and Historical Society comes in.
At the museum Barbados rich heritage definitely comes to
life, artifacts showcase the island’s cultural heritage
and natural history that date back to the island’s early
Barbados Museum and galleries
Here are some of the fascinating galleries you’ll find at
the 75 year-old Barbados Museum and Historical Society...
The Harewood Gallery is your opportunity to step back into
the history of Barbados... to a time before Independence.
You’ll definitely be fascinated by this Barbados... that
so resemble the colonial mother country that the island
was known as “Little England”.
The Jubilee Gallery vividly depicts the influence of
European settlers on the island... Aspects of the islands
history showcase from this period would be the
establishment of the third oldest parliament in the
Western Hemisphere. The emergence of the plantation system
and the influence of European based religion on the
development of the island.
The Children’s Gallery a must visit for all the little
ones whether locals and visitors... this section
definitely is a favourite with everyone. Here you'll a
first hand look at Barbados history, as this gallery
depicts through exhibition much of the practical history
Items featured here include the Handmade scooter, The
Standpipe, The Guttaperk, Mortar and Pestle and the old
time Rocklyn bus.
The Warmington Gallery’s highlights the history of the
island during the 18th century to late 19th century.
You’ll definitely get a look at what life was like for the
planter class of the island during this period. The lavish
lifestyle acquired from the wealth of the island’s sugar
industry is showcase through this exhibition; you’ll see
furniture of this era including a locally made mahogany
four poster bed from the 1830’s.
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society really depicts
Barbados unique history and its rich cultural heritage
through its many galleries and research library, which
comprises documents dating back to the 17th century.