A functional Barbados sugar museum
You have to experience the
re-enactment of the Morgan Lewis Mill during the second
Sunday in each month between February and May to
understand the mix of emotions... as this historical
monument comes to action. You see over the last few years
during the Sugar crop season this 19th century sugar
museum is functional with its sails all in place...
It's a wonderful sight.
At this time a host of
Barbadians along with North American and European visitor
flock to this historic mill to see the grinding of sugar
cane to produce cane juice. As the largest and one
of the only intact sugar mill in the Caribbean... Morgan
Lewis Mill is a significant part of Barbados rich
That’s why the National Trust
carefully restored the Mill to its former glory in 1999...
making it a definite must see for both locals and visitors
to the island.
Where is Morgan Lewis Mill Located?
Morgan Lewis Windmill is Located in the rugged... but
beautiful north east of Barbados the windmill is a fitting
reminder of an era when Barbados used the energy of the
wind to power its main industry. Built around 1798 this
well preserved Dutch-style mill stands as a compelling
argument for the use of renewable energy... in an era of
rising oil prices, global warming, rising sea levels and
the general destruction of our fragile eco-system.
The mill has been touted, as one of the wonders of
Barbados... this historic unique stone mill is the
property of the Barbados National Trust a charitable
non-profit organization charged with the responsibility of
preserving the island’s unique heritage.
You’ll be amazed by this fascinating tourist attraction...
and even more fascinated by the appetising cane juice,
made from the grinding of the organic sugar cane during
the visitor season. After the main season is over the mill
restoration and maintenance so if you visit during this
time the you'll notice that the sail are taken down.