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Arlington House Museum

Speightstown, Barbados
+1 246-422-4064
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arlington house museum was more of an information centre as there were very few artefacts. The few artefacts the museum did have were mostly lacking information about them and some had no information as to what they were or their use at all. Although the...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well laid out and informative museum Very good air conditioning Host looked after us well and explained things to us Lots of information on the history of Barbados Interactive and good for kids

Thank helenp56
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This museum was surprisingly modern inside, with lots of interactive content. The content was varied, covering the history of the island, its geography, slavery, as well as some history of the local (Speightstown) area. Our guide was very helpful, and made sure we got the...More

Thank 100michelle
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Arlington House dates back to the early 18th century and has really wonderful interactive displays on all 3 floors. A large floor map of 1747 Barbados is quite interesting. There are also exhibits on Speightstown's glory days when it was an important port. We...More

Thank AnnesTravels
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Arlington House is home to three floors of history and well worth a visit to hear and see the history of Barbados. You start on the ground floor listening on small phone handles, to local business people telling us about their trades. You're then guided...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

I would recommend this museum if you are interested in Barbados history. There is not much to see, but it is interesting to go inside one of the original houses in Speightstown and learn the history of the town. There is a lot of interactive...More

Thank Harrietted W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The museum is quite small but the exhibits are in 4 rooms on 3 levels. The first floor has panels with a few early pictures of Speightstown and then there are videos of interviews of people telling us about life in the early days. The...More

Thank SergeOttawa
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The staff were very friendly and helpful (especially in finding Island Plates .. see other review) the Museum is a mixture of artefacts, audio visual history using old film and other sources. It is very interactive and would appeal to all ages. Children can "steer"...More

Thank Suffolk-Hobbit
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Very impressed with the exhibits and historical content - well planned and laid out. And beautiful building. Very enjoyable visit.

Thank annie202020
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Not at all what we expected. A three-storey, interactive experience, exploring the history of the local plantations, sugar, rum and slavery. Very well done, it really brings home to you the inhumanity of the slave "culture". One of the exhibits is a set of scales...More

Thank Samthetax
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