Historical Bridgetown Museum Tour
Join your experienced guide for an exciting morning of museum hopping and discover the past in the third oldest parliament building in the commonwealth. The Exchange Museum, an 18th-century building that is now one of the oldest in the area, once housed a school named Harrison Free School. It eventually turned into the Masonic Lodge. In addition, the Bridgetown screw dock (the meeting spot for this tour) is presumed to be the only one of its kind!
Your tour will enable you to enjoy part of the rich history of this beautiful Caribbean Island while going from one historical museum to another. Meet your guide in Historic Bridgetown to begin your two hour museums tour.
Discover the past in the third oldest parliament building in the commonwealth. Tour the Barbados National Heroes Gallery and the Barbados Museum of Parliament. This museum takes the form of interactive screens and you will learn the remarkable history of Barbados as it moved from settlement to independence. Now known as the Exchange Museum, this 18th century building now one of the oldest buildings in Barbados.It was first a school called Harrison Free School and then turned into the Masonic Lodge. The multistory Exchange Museum features permanent displays chronicling the history, trade and banking of Bridgetown, as well as the history of free masonry. Free masonry was introduced to Barbados in 1740 by Alexander Irvine. Another must see is the Bridgetown screw dock which is believed to be the only existing one in the world with its original parts still intact. Don't forget to take pictures as you leisurely stroll from museum to museum.