Museums - Tyrol Cot

tyrol-cot-the-home-ofOnce the home of Barbados' first premier and the only Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation, Sir Grantley Adams, and the birthplace of his son, the second Prime Minister of Barbados, Tom Adams, Tyrol Cot is a beautifully restored 1854 mansion at the centerpiece of an authentic "chattel house" village. The house, restored by the Barbados National Trust, has an interesting combination of Palladian architecture with a unique Caribbean essence and filled with antique furniture and memorabilia owned by the Adams' family.

The heritage village within which this architectural gem is set, is too spectacular. It features a living museum of a variety of chattel houses, displaying local arts, crafts, food and drink. You can purchase a variety of local delights: leather goods, ceramics and pottery, clothing, art and confectionery. You can even find a traditional Rum Shop serving up favourites in finger foods and excellence in rum. Tyrol Cot Heritage Village is truly a showcase of Barbadian heritage.