The Barbados Museum, located at the Garrison, is housed in the former British Military Prison. The prison, whose upper section was built in 1817 and lower section in 1853, became the headquarters of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society in 1930.
Sunbury Plantation House
Over 300 years old, featuring mahogany antiques, old prints and a unique collection of horse-drawn carriages. Take a tour or enjoy a special candlelight Plantation Dinner!
George Washington House
Provides insights into life as it was in the Barbados of 250 years ago. George Washington stayed here in 1751. Barbados was the only country he ever visited outside colonial America!
Hutson Sugar Museum
This museum is a permanent record of how sugar was produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The museum now stands a tribute to Sir Frank Hutson, who with assistance from the Barbados National Trust, collected the items in the museum.
Barbados Museum & Historical Society
Welcome to the Barbados Museum & Historical Society – The Home of Barbadian Culture & Heritage. We invite you to explore with us the history of Barbados and its impact on life today, through the wealth of resources we offer. Get a glimpse of our galleries or learn more about our programmes, but above all, visit us regularly to stay up to date on important news and activities.
Museum of Nevis History
The Museum of Nevis History, run by the Nevis Historical & Conservation Society, is housed in a Caribbean Georgian building that was built on the foundation of the structure where Alexander Hamilton was born in 1757. He only lived on the island until the age of nine, and then moved to St. Croix with his mother. Later in his life, he helped draft the U.S. Constitution and was the first secretary of the Treasury.
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village
Tyrol Cot was the home of Sir Grantley Adams, the first premier of Barbados and the only Prime Minister of the Federation of the West Indies. The house is flanked by The Heritage Village, a 'living museum' comprised of a number of attractive Chattel Houses, each of which displays the work of traditional craftsmen and artists. Here you can purchase leather goods, ceramics and pottery, clothing, pieces of art and local confectionery.