Museum of Parliament & National Heroes Gallery - Barbados
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The clever use of interactive audio and video along with the exceptional high quality exhibits make a visit to the Museum of Parliament and the National Heroes Gallery fun for all ages. The heroes are cleverly depicted by extraordinary art installations, or 'icons'.
This small state-of-the-art museum is located in the west wing of the stunning Neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings, which were built entirely of hand cut and carved local coral limestone in the 1870's. The enthusiastic staff who run the museum also include guided tours of the hallowed chambers of the Senate and Parliament (once not in session). There is a series of intricate stained glass windows depicting the ruling monarchs from the time of Barbados' settlement in 1627 to 1870. A beautiful young Queen Victoria stands out over the speaker's chair and interestingly, Oliver Cromwell is also included in the line up.