Historic Barbados

Connect with Barbados culture and discover the intriguing history of our lovely Caribbean island as you explore our museums and historic sites!
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old bathsheba railway-- 1873-1937 The first plans to build a railway in Barbados came about in 1848, Sir Charles Grey the Governor of Barbados at the time was a railway buff himself and had planed to have a railway built between Bridgetown to Speightstown. Work was to beguine before Old Years day 1848 but this never came about. The dream was dormant but not dead and in 1873 it re-emerged with a new route from Bridgetown to Belleplaine. It is said the original route was abandoned because land…

old bathsheba railway-- 1873-1937 The first plans to build a railway in Barbados came about in 1848, Sir Charles Grey the Governor of Barbados at the time was a railway buff himself and had planed to have a railway built between Bridgetown to Speightstown. Work was to beguine before Old Years day 1848 but this never came about. The dream was dormant but not dead and in 1873 it re-emerged with a new route from Bridgetown to Belleplaine. It is said the original route was abandoned because land…

Our favourite local spots to step back in time in Barbados

Top 5 Barbados Heritage Sites

Our favourite local spots to step back in time in Barbados

THE TRAMWAYS OF BARBADOS (c) Allen Morrison

THE TRAMWAYS OF BARBADOS (c) Allen Morrison

The Barbados Garrison clock tower in Bridgetown, Barbados - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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The Barbados Garrison clock tower in Bridgetown, Barbados - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Be sure to visit one of our excellent museums for a deeper appreciation of Barbados' history and culture....

Be sure to visit one of our excellent museums for a deeper appreciation of Barbados' history and culture....

Many of you may be familiar with the statue of Lord Nelson in Bridgetown, but do you know where to find this other statue of Nelson in Barbados?

Many of you may be familiar with the statue of Lord Nelson in Bridgetown, but do you know where to find this other statue of Nelson in Barbados?

Old Bathsheba Barbados

Old Bathsheba Barbados

Morgan Lewis Windmill.  One of only 2 working sugar windmills in the world! St. Andrew, Barbados

Morgan Lewis Windmill. One of only 2 working sugar windmills in the world! St. Andrew, Barbados

Gun Hill Signal Station & Lion: One of our favourite stops for amazing island views and a step back in time.

Gun Hill Signal Station & Lion: One of our favourite stops for amazing island views and a step back in time.

Did you know that the statue of Lord Nelson in Barbados predates Nelson Column in Trafalgar Square in London by nearly 30 years?

Did you know that the statue of Lord Nelson in Barbados predates Nelson Column in Trafalgar Square in London by nearly 30 years?

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