Museums - Arlington House Museum
Queen Street, SpeightstownOpen:
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.
- 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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