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. Established in 1933 in the old Military Prison at the historic Garrison, the museum has more than 500,000 artifacts that depict the islands rich history and natural history. Inclusive of some of these artifacts are antique maps of the island and paintings. [1]

Besides visiting the museum to view its artifacts, the museum's grounds can also be rented to hold private events such as parties and weddings.

Notable members include Sir John Saint, who was President of the Society from 1946 to 1959.[2]


  1. ^ Sean Carrington; Henry Fraser; John Gilmore; G Addinton Forde (2003). A-Z of Barbados heritage. Macmillan Caribbean. ISBN 0333920686. OCLC 53920419.
  2. ^ 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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Coordinates: 13°4′56″N 59°36′9″W / 13.08222°N 59.60250°W / 13.08222; -59.60250