Visiting The Museum
The Parliament Museum is open to all citizens of Barbados and overseas visitors.
The Museum is open on:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Guided tours are conducted subject to availability.
Barbadian students with ID have free admission to the Museum.
Persons can attend debates, tour the buildings and see the Clock Tower.
Attendance at debates is subject to the approval of the Clerk of Parliament and the Speaker of the House.
Tickets may be purchased at reception for 10.00 for adults.
Discounts: Barp and ICOM members 50% off.
Persons with Disabilities. (Please see note below).
Absolutely NO parking is allowed in the Parliament courtyard. Visitors are required to make appropriate parking arrangements. Groups arriving by tour buses can be dropped off and picked up at the South gate.
Staff has free admittance and family members accompanied by these individuals enter at no charge.
Members of Parliament and Diplomats:
Members of Parliament and Diplomats accompanying their guests enter free of charge.
Photography & Video:
We ask visitors not to take any kind of photographs in the galleries. Copyright issues and other regulations prevent us from being able to grant permission.
Food & Beverages:
Food, beverages, and chewing gum are not allowed in the galleries.
Care of Artwork:
Special care must be taken to preserve the artwork and maintain the presentation of each exhibition. Visitors are not allowed to touch the artwork or display cases, stand or sit on platforms, or get too close to the art. As you move throughout the galleries please be careful not to damage walls or platforms with strollers, wheelchairs and walkers.
In the interest of maintaining a pleasant environment for all of our guests, visitors are asked to place cell phones on silent mode or turn them off while in the galleries. If an important phone call is received, please leave the galleries to have your conversation.
No pets will be allowed in the building.
Shirt and Shoes:
Visitors are required to wear a shirt and shoes at all times while in the building. No beachwear is allowed.
Firearms or dangerous weapons of any kind are prohibited on the premises.
Smoking is prohibited on the premises.
At no time will individuals engage in any activity that is dangerous to other visitors, staff or artwork.
Pupils in uniform with teachers gain free access to the museum. University of the West Indies, Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic and foreign students with the institution's identification are also admitted free. Children ages 3 and under are admitted free. Museum policy requires that children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older at all times.
Visitors with Disabilities:
Persons with disabilities are charged half price. An intensive study of the accessibility of the buildings and exhibitions has been undertaken and we are firmly committed to finding solutions to the challenges presented by these historic buildings and to removing such barriers that may hinder our disabled visitors. To this end we welcome all persons and we intend to continue to develop public programs and publications for the widest possible audience.
Guided Tours will be provided for groups upon advance request only; bookings by schools should be done at least two weeks in advance and tour companies, forty-eight hours. However, late bookings may be approved at the discretion of the Facilities Coordinator. A maximum of 25 and a minimum of 5 persons are considered a group. A group comprising of 25 individuals are eligible for a special rate. Please call (246) 310-5400 or (246) 310-5401
Failure to Comply:
If anyone refuses to comply with the established policies, that person will be asked to leave the museum. If the individual refuses to leave, they will be removed by security personnel.
* Parliament reserves the right to change these policies at any time without notice.