Barbados Museum & Historical Society

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Barbados Museum & Historical Society.

The Barbados Museum & Historical Society is a private organization but membership is open to both members and non-members who are interested in the numerous collections.[1] Established in 1933 in the old Military Prison at the Saint Ann's historic Garrison, the museum has more than 500,000 artifacts that depict the island's rich history and natural history. Inclusive of some of these artifacts are antique maps of the island and paintings.[2]

Notable members include Sir John Saint, who was President of the Society from 1946 to 1959.[3]

In 1993 the BMH&S acquired the Newton Slave Burial Ground site located in Christ Church.[1]

Further reading[edit]

Barbados Museum and Historical Society. "The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society". BB. ISSN 0005-5891. OCLC 1519178. Retrieved 16 January 2023.


  1. ^ Nelson, Rebecca (2022). "Barbados Museum and Historical Society". U.K.: University of Nottingham. The Antislavery Usable Past project. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  2. ^ Sean Carrington; Henry Fraser; John Gilmore; G Addinton Forde (2003). A-Z of Barbados heritage. Macmillan Caribbean. ISBN 0333920686. OCLC 53920419.
  3. ^ SAINT, Sir (Sidney) John, from Who Was Who 1981–1990 (London: A. & C. Black, 1991, ISBN 0-7136-3336-0), online edition by Oxford University Press, November 2012, accessed 18 February 2014 (subscription site)

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