Barbados Museum and Historical Society

Near the racecourse in the Garrison part of the city stands a former military prison from Barbados’s time as headquarters of the British navy’s Windward and Leeward forces. Since the 1930s, the two-story stone structure with gardens has been put to happier use, housing the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Exhibits cover the island’s coral structure and natural history, as well as the original Amerindian presence, the slave trade, sugar cultivation and rum production.

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Barbados Museum & Historical Society

Housed in historic buildings originally used as a military prison, the Museum and Historical Society is part of the St. Ann’s Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building is one of only 12 constructed in the British Empire and maintains a trove of historic artifacts, documents, and photographs linked to Barbados history.

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