Barbados National Trust was formed in 1961. Barbados National Trust is a charitable, non-profit body. Barbados National Trust preserves the unique heritage of the island home. Barbados National Trust allows patrons to visit several historic and contemporary houses in Barbados and view the interesting designs of period architecture and furniture. Read more......Read less
The Barbados Museum & Historical Society (BMHS) was established in 1933 by an Act of Parliament. The BMHS is housed in historic buildings which were originally used as the mil
itary prison at St. Ann's Garrison. The BMHS collection of over 500,000 artefacts, dating from prehistoric times through the 21st century, tells the story of the people of Barbados and preserves our history for future generations.
During the early part of this century several important collections of Amerindian material, including the Hudson and Taylor collections, formed the basis of the Museum's collections. Since its establishment in 1933, the Museum has become the centre for archaeological research on the island. In 1984, the Barbados Archaeological Survey was established in conjunction with the University of London (U.K.) to conduct an island survey and excavation of the pre-historic sites of Barbados. The excavations and collections have filled a gap in our knowledge of the island's pre-Columbian peoples and placed Barbadian material culture within the wider context of the pre-historic Caribbean tradition.
Caribbean Slave Trade Archives
The Slave Trade archive project has allowed for a glimpse into the archival holdings of repositories in the Caribbean Region to uncover documents relating to slavery, slave trade and the societies it created during its implementation as the primary source of labour in the creation of the Atlantic economy during the 17th - 19th centuries.
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The Barbados Museum offers captivating 19th century courtyards in a central location for any type of event. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a birthday party, a Christmas dinner, or a fashion show, the beautiful outdoor setting will exceed your expectations.
Only attraction in Barbados that gives comprehensive information on Barbados's history; Museum quality and standards of the best in the Caribbean; Accurate well researched articles on the history of Barbados; Barbados's geographical importance in the slave trade, and subsequent history Read more......Read less
HARRISON’S CAVE LOCATED IN WELCHMAN HALL, ST THOMAS BARBADOS. OFFERS AN ABUNDACE OF STALACTITES, STALAGMITES, STREAMS, LAKES AND WATERFALLS. LEADING SPELEOLOGISTS CONSIDER I T TO BE AMONG THE FINEST SHOW-CASES IN THE WORLD. CALL AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY. Read more......Read less
Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean is a vertically integrated company working with plantations and small farmers to grow West Indian Sea Island Cotton (WISIC) and we are also
involved in all stages of the production of finished goods. On February 5th 2004, group of cotton growers and the Ministry of Agriculture formed Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean Inc. (ECCI). Their mandate was to transform West Indian Sea Island Cotton (WISIC) into viable industry.
The mission of ECCI is to be an efficient producer of superior quality 100% West Indian Sea Island Cotton finished goods and value-added cotton-based products for supply to local, regional and global niche markets. In 2006 ECCI embarked on program to develop the ‘industry’: by processing cotton from seed to yarn, to fabric. To work with local and regional designers to create “Caribbean Lifestyle” a luxury product line of chic, classic and fashionable tropical couture clothing for men and women
as well as gifts and soft fur nishings. To research and develop the marketability of cotton seed oil’s use as a by-product in many other products such as salad dressings, cosmetics, massage oils etc.
By a unique combination of nature and nurture, a particular strain of the G Barbadense variety of cotton, can only be grown to perfection in the unique climatic conditions of Barbados and a few other Caribbean island states - producing cotton with a rare combination of qualities: extra long staple length, fine uniform texture, great tensile strength, silky luster and an incredibly soft feel. To protect this valuable and rare cotton strain it is still gently harvested by hand in Barbados. International protection of this strain of cotton was begun when the WISIC Association (WISICA) was formed shortly after WWII. Other countries have tried to grow this strain of the G Barbadense variety but the quality does not meet WISICA certification standards. These countries grow the standard Sea Island Cotton.
Wes t Indian Sea Island Cotton was mentioned by the historian Richard Ligon as one of the cultivated crops of Barbados in 1650, soon after the colonisation of the island by the British in 1625. Its fortunes waxed and waned during the ensuing years and by 1917 production had fallen to virtually nil and by that time, almost all lands were planted in sugarcane. Production was however, later resuscitated as a rotation crop on sugar plantations and as a cash crop for small farmers.
The original “Cotton Ginnery” in Barbados was located at Spencer’s Plantation in Christ Church, which is part of the property of the Grantley Adams International Airport. When Barbados’ airport expansion program required the land and the building, a plan was made to relocate the Ginnery. In 2004, a new Cotton Ginnery was built inland at Groves in the Parish of St. George.
The “Cotton Experience” Tour is available to everyone - including schools and groups. There is also a small showroom/gift shop wher e items of all description, made from West Indian Sea Island Cotton are available for purchase. These include hand-made ladies’ and gent’s garments
scarves, wraps, tablecloths, napkins, towels, satin pillow shams, handkerchiefs, bath mitts, hats, tote bags and much more. Custom made items are also available. Our showroom/gift shop is open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
Monday through Friday. We are closed on weekends and public holidays.
Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean is a vertically integrated company working with plantations and small farmers to grow West Indian Sea Island Cotton (WISIC) and we are also involved in all stages of the production of finished goods Read more......Read less
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Goddards Shipping & Tours Ltd. has been involved in the tourism sector for over 40 years. With its subsidiaries is provides services for local and foreign visitors. Goddards D estination Management is a complete one-stop ground handler specializing amongst other things in Incentive and Sports Groups as well as Shore Excursions. Goddards Magic Moments creates unforgettable Events and Weddings. In addition we operate the Cockspur Beach Club and the Barbados Concorde Experience, two well known and popularttractions frequented by both locals and visitors. Read more......Read less
Try one of Adventureland's adventure tours, for an unforgettable holiday experience!Tours that will take you 'off-road' across the hills and bridges,through gullies and grassl ands, Safety is priority for us and our drivers have been driving for a minimum of 15 years. Our Land Rovers are specially equipped with Bob Cat seats and seat belts. They have been custom designed for your protection with padded roll bars and all vehicles contain medical safety kitsThese expeditions will lead you into the intinterior of the island to view points where the scenery of Barbados country side and rugged coastlines will leave you breathless. Read more......Read less
Sunbury Plantation House is over 300 years old, steeped in history, featuring mahogany antiques, old prints and a unique collection of horse-drawn carriages. This is the only
great house, with all rooms available for viewing.
Come celebrate your wedding in the timeless and classic beauty of Sunbury. We offer excellent facilities for weddings as we have spacious grounds including Mahogany Woods & beautifully landscaped Gardens. Choose our magical surroundings for memories to last a lifetime.
Enjoy an unforgettable evening at Sunbury by joining us for our special Candlelight Plantation Dinner at our 200-year-old Mahogany table.
Many tour operators include a stop at, or tour to Sunbury Plantation House. Read more......Read less
Welcome to Island Safari, the pioneer in Jeep Safari 4x4 Island Tours in Barbados. Our professional guides will keep you entertained and be informative as we share our folklor e, culture, history of our island along with some of the most different perspective and astounding photo opportunities you will ever encounter.While on safari you will experience on and off the beaten track, through gullies, coastal views and visit many hidden secrets of our magnificent Island ._ Read more......Read less
Kendal Sport is a dream come true for the sport of shooting Barbados. But Kendal is more than that, with its beautiful country surroundings, its a club where the entire will e
njoy quality time away from the demands of everyday life. Nestled in 72 majestic rural acres near Carrington, Kendal Sporting, a beautifully restored World War II building, boasts a relaxing atmosphere amongst plush gardens. Kendal Sporting offers a variety of sport shooting and non-shooting membership option to suit everyone's needs and budget.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 am until 5:00 pm
Paint ball Games require reservations to be made in advance. Minimum four (4) people per game.
The Clubhouse is available for rent for Private and Corporate Functions. Read more......Read less
Barbados Golf Club, located at Durants in the southern parish of Christ Church, has become the soul of golfing in Barbados for local players as well as hotel guests and visito
rs cruising through the Caribbean. The course was approved and sanctioned by the PGA European Tour to host a PGA Seniors Tournament in 2003 and it has also hosted the Barbados Open on several occasions, the annual Sir Gary Sobers Festival of Golf Championship
Barbados Golf Club, located at Durants in the southern parish of Christ Church, has become the soul of golfing in Barbados for local players as well as hotel guests and visitors cruising through the Caribbean.
The golf course was reopened in 2000 after a period of reconstruction to the environmentally sensitive design specifications of Ron Kirby, one of the most respected and experienced golf course architects in the world. He redesigned the course to produce a fair, challenging and a pleasurable game for golfers of all levels of skill and competence. The challenges, rewards and scenic views of the course encourage players of all abilities to play with determination to hone their skills while enjoying the company of friends amidst tropical surroundings.
The 18 hole golf course features two “Returning Nines” which finish into a expansive and unique triple green that wrap seamlessly around a lake.
Magnificent trees strategically planted 25 years ago on the original development and the more recent landscape treatments blend together to give the course a mix of both mature ambience and contemporary feel.
Two lakes intrude and enhance play on five holes and create a dramatic 'Amen Corner' on holes 15 & 16. A series of coral waste bunkers carved through 4 holes adds to the excitement and personality of the course.
The 6,805 yard par 72 links style golf course, features gently rolling hills and wide open fairways that are forgiving and offer second chances to make a good score.
The challenges, re wards and scenic views of the course encourage players of all abilities to play with determination to hone their skills while enjoying the company of friends amidst tropical surroundings.
The charming terraced clubhouse overlooks a lake and water feature that is bordered by an expansive and unique triple green. The administrative offices of the club are housed in the ground floor of the clubhouse while the open central space is dedicated to our pro shop.
Bar and Restaurant
Located in the eastern wing of the club house our sports bar type restaurant is the centre for socializing after a game of golf. The open and breezy setting of the restaurant promotes easy and friendly interaction among members, guests and visitors.
The restaurant is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Please note however that the opening and closing hour will vary from time to time to cater to pre-arranged group breakfast and evening events such as receptions, dinners and corporate functions.
The restaurant accommodates and caters for corporate lunches and events and seasonal activities. Our Restaurant Manager would welcome enquiries from members and corporate event managers.
Course designed by Ron Kirby; 18 hole golf course; Designed to suit golfers of all skill levels; The Pro shop stocks a range of golfing attire, shoes, head gear and accessories Read more......Read less
VISIT US AT THE BARBADOS WILDLIFE RESERVE WHERE YOU CAN OBSERVE A VARIETY OF ANIMALS AS THEY ROAM FREELY IN A BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY FOREST.WILD LIFE IN THE PARK INCLUDE THE BAR BADOS GREEN MONKEY, YOU WILL SEE THEM AT CLOSE QUARTERS IN THEIR OWN NATURALENVIRONMENT . ALSO YOU CAN SEE THE PYTHON SNAKE IN IT'S CAGE, THE CUBAN IGUANA THE MONGOOSE, BROKET DEER, PELICANS, MARAS, CAIMAN ,TORTOISES AND THE FLAMINGO.YOU MUSTLOOK CAREFULLY AS YOU WANDER AS THE ANIMALS COULD BE ANYWHERE. Read more......Read less
St Nicholas Abbey has over 225 acres of sugar cane fields as part of the 400-acre estate. St Nicholas Abbey encompasses natural gullies and forests on an island that has seen significant commercial development in recent decades. St Nicholas Abbey is one of just three Jacobean mansions remaining in the Western Hemisphere; the other two are Drax Hall also in Barbados and Bacon's Castle in Virginia, USA. Read more......Read less
At Mount Gay Visitor Experience we welcome guests from around the world, inviting them to discover the mysteries and secrets behind Barbados' finest and most celebrated in spi rit. With three tours to choose from, our Signature Rum Tour, the interactive Cocktail Tour and our sumptuous Bajan Buffet Lunch Tour, guest will experience the history of Mount Gay Rum as we take them on a journey of our rich heritage and the time proven craftsmanship of the world's oldest rum. Read more......Read less