Museums - Arlington House Museum

arlington house museum facebookLocation:
Queen Street, Speightstown
Monday to Friday from 10am – 5pm
Saturdays from 10am – 3pm

BDS $20.00 (Children ½ price)

Located in the heart of Speightstown, the interactive Arlington House Museum affords you to the unique opportunity to become a part of Barbados’ history.

The museum, housed in a restored eighteenth century ‘single house’, showcases the life of the first settlers and the sugar trade, and paints the picture of the importance of Speightstown to Barbados’ history. This architectural marvel was constructed using cement paste made from egg whites and molasses to fuse together coral, limestone and rubble masonry. It boasts of walls over two feet thick.


Opened in February 2008, this fully interactive this three-storey museum, allows children and adults alike, an educational yet enthralling experience. Each floor of the exhibition carries a different theme:

  • 1st Floor-Speight­stown Mem­o­ries”-Learn about the island’s first settlers
  • 2nd Floor- “Plan­ta­tion Mem­o­ries”- Learn how the sugar indus­try rev­o­lu­tion­ized the Bar­ba­dian economy
  • 3rd Floor- “Wharf Mem­o­ries”- Ahoy mateys! There be a talk­ing pirate arrr! Chil­dren will espe­cially enjoy this floor as a talk­ing pirate takes you on a his­tor­i­cal jour­ney of Speight­stown as a lead­ing hub and port.

You and your family will enjoy this opportunity to learn about Barbados’ heritage. 

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