The first thing we did after we got the car was go to the Barbados Museum. It took us a little bit of time to find it.
The Barbados Museum is housed in an original 19th century British Military prison at St. Ann's Garrison. There is a small place to eat there but we waited and went to Brown Sugar later.
The first area is about the ecology of the coral reefs and mangrove swamps. Then there is an exhibition on the early inhabitants of Barbados is housed in the permanent exhibition "In Search of Bim." The Challenor Gallery has a wide variety of military objects and artefacts. The exhibit in the former prison areas include uniforms, medals, photography and other memorabilia from the early 17th century to World War II. There are also guns etc in the courtyard
The best exhibit is called "Yesterdays Children" and shows how children would have dressed, their chores and other family life areas.
The second picture is a xerox copy of one that I took and can't presently find.
Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed on public holidays
Adults: Bds Admission fees :
Children: Bds $5.75
All rates are subject to 15% Value Added Tax (VAT)
There was no racing when we were there. You can now follow the races on line. For the middle of 2007, the schedule is:
BARBADOS FILLIES GUINEAS WEST INDIAN BRED 3-YEAR-OLDS *35,000.00 1570M (FILLIES ONLY)
(SIMULCAST OF THE BELMONT STAKES FROM BELMONT PARK, NEW YORK, USA)
VAL GALE CUP A1 + LOWER (WFA - WITH SUB-CLASS $20,000.00 1800M ALLOWANCES)
JULY [2ND LEG OF BARBADOS TRIPLE CROWN]
PINNACLE FEEDS BARBADOS MIDSUMMER CREOLE CLASSIC WEST INDIAN BRED 3-YEAR-OLDS *$46,000.00 1800M
THE QUEEN'S PLATE B1 - D2 (WFA - WITH SUB-CLASS (ALLOWANCES) $15,000.00 1800M
THE CORONATION SPRINT TROPHY (CONDITION RACE) WEST INDIAN BRED 3-YEAR-OLDS
PLATINUM HEIGHTS DEVELOPMENT TROPHY WEST INDIAN BRED 2-YEAR-OLDS $25,000.00 1100M
UNITED INSURANCE BARBADOS DERBY DAY - [3RD LEG OF BARBADOS TRIPLE CROWN]
WEST INDIAN BRED 3-YEAR-OLDS *$68,000.00 2000M
BREEDERS’ SPRINT STAKES & TROPHY BARBADOS BRED 3-YEAR-OLDS AND *$20,000.00 1100M OVER
The racegoer can enjoy the view from the Grand Stand, The Field Stand, The Sir John Chandler Stand or if they are lucky enough to get an invitation to the luxurious Corporate Boxes overlooking the famous paddock bend.
Admissions are as follow:
Grand Stand ---- $BD5.00 except Gold Cup Day, Guineas Day, Midsummer Classic Day,Derby Day and Boxing Day.
Club House ---- $BD25.00 except Gold Cup Day
There is a dress code for the Club House which is as follows:-
MEN Lounge Suite,Collar shirt with Tie or Shirt Jack Suit no shorts or open shoes.
WOMEN Elegantly formal.
MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CLUB HOUSE
The Club also offers a Gold Package @ $BD150.00 which includes Trasportation to and from your destination, entrance fee to the Garrison and a Buffet (not including drinks).
Dress Code for the Restaurant is as follows:-
MEN Collar shirt and trusers
WOMEN Elegantly Casual