Arling­ton House Museum

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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.

Read about the Real Pirates of the Caribbean in Caribbean Dreams Magazine:

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