Arlington House Museum

Speightstown, St. Peter Barbados 13°14'54.1"N 59°38'36.3"W

TEL: 1 (246) 422 4064

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 9am to 3pm

Admission:
Adults: $30 BBD
Children(5-12): $15 BBD
Children Under 5 Free
Group Discounts Available

Hear, touch and experience bygone Barbados

Located in the northern town of Speightstown, Arlington House Museum offers a unique opportunity to experience life in a bygone era!

Housed in a restored eighteenth century building, Arlington House is an interactive three-story museum that is both educational and engaging. Children in particular will love the interactive and audio visual features of the museum and the whole family will enjoy learning about Barbados’ heritage.

Speightstown Memories” introduces the lives of the island’s first settlers;

Plantation Memories” illustrates the influence of colonization, the plantation system and sugar cane on the island;

Wharf Memories” presents a talking pirate recalling the importance of Speightstown as a leading port and trade hub.

Located right in the heart of Speightstown, Arlington House Museum can be easily accessed by bus, taxi or hired car.

The house was owned by generations of the Skinner family who were prominent Traders in Speightstown. Architecturally, it is simple in design and was used as the model for other merchant homes in 18 Century, Speightstown.
The house has been restored by the Barbados National Trust but only after it was saved from literally crumbling to the ground. Arlington House is home to one of the better interpretative museums in the English speaking Caribbean. There are three floors of exhibits which, together, tell the story of Barbados, Speightstown, sugar and life on the island between the 18th and 20th Centuries.
Many of the buildings in Speightstown, especially those on Queen Street reflect the plan of Arlington House and should be preserved. The Trust had hoped that with the restoration of Arlington it would have been the catalyst for the owners to restore many of the beautiful buildings on Queen Street.

Experiences Inside

Arlington House Houses a unique experience on each floor –

Speightstown Memories

From walls of shop windows to floors covered with old maps, here you are teleported back in time to experience Speightstown and learn its history as it unfolds.

Plantation Memories

Not for the feint of heart – the Second floor doors open up to a Cane-Ground where you get to learn about the history of Barbados & the Cane Industry.

Wharf Memories

Finally, on the top floor you are dockside. Learning about the rich Warf & Merchant Marine History

TEL: 1 (246) 422 4064

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 9am to 3pm

Admission:
Adults: $30 BBD
Children(5-12): $15 BBD
Children Under 5 Free
Group Discounts Available

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