The Barbados Museum

The best way to learn about Barbados is through a visit to the Barbados Museum & Historical Society located in the island’s sole UNESCO World Heritage Property.

With a collection of over 500,000 artefacts dating from prehistoric times, every gallery at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society narrates the stories and historical events of Barbados.

Book a Gallery, Walking or Bus Tour

Tour Guides bring the history and stories of the island alive through Barbados Museum Gallery tours, guided walking tours of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Historic Bridgetown and the Garrison and very interesting and enjoyable Bus Tours around Barbados.

Walking, Bus and Guided Gallery tours must be booked in advance.

  1. Monthly Bus Tours to various sites around the island are also available at the end of each month.

Conduct Research or Learn Your Family History 

Delve into rare West Indian documentation, archival documents, genealogical records, photographs, maps and books at the Museum’s Shilstone Memorial Library. 

  • Open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm by appointment only.
  • Contact to book an appointment.

‘Explore’ the Interactive Children’s Gallery

The dynamic Jairus Brewster Children’s Gallery is geared toward children interested in science, technology and other STEM disciplines. It's an opportunity to engage their senses of sight, touch, smell and hearing as they play with the interactive exhibits.

From aerodynamics to building and construction stations and the human body exhibit, the gallery is a stimulating environment that is suitable for all ages and learning abilities.

Entry is by appointment only and all COVID-19 protocols must be strictly adhered to when visiting.

Say I Do in a Historic Venue

The majestic gardens and cobbled stone courtyards of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society is the idyllic setting for your dream wedding. With two outdoor courtyards and one covered theatre space, our venue and wedding packages can be tailored to meet your needs. From your initial enquiry to the day itself, our Events Coordinator will work with you and can assist with directing you when sourcing your caterers, equipment and other rentals needed to make your big day memorable.

The Museum Shop

Take a piece of Barbados with you when you buy 100% Bajan made items from the Museum Shop. In store you will find a range of local books, souvenirs, jewellery, prints and other trinkets which make for unique keepsakes or gifts!