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Barbados National Trust Open House Programme

The National Trust's Open House programme runs January through March 2012.

Every Wednesday a beautiful house in Barbados opens its doors to the public to view from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

All types of houses are on show from the grand old plantation houses rich with centuries of history, to newer luxurious Bajan-Style villas. The grounds and gardens are part of the attraction. A Bookshop, Craftspeople and Refreshments will also be available.

Check out the January 2012 calendar;

Wednesday Jan 18 2012
ST. ANN'S FORT, Drill Hall & Cannon, The Garrison, St Michael

Along with historic Bridgetown, St. Ann's Garrison was recently awarded World Heritage status. Wonder why? Today's tour tells you, with expert live commentary during a drive around the area. Gain entry to the 1707 fort and hear what makes the cannon collection important and unique. Learn what purposes the Garrison buildings served, and the role this outpost played in securing the region for the British Empire.. It's fascinating.

Wednesday Jan 25 2012
ARAWIDI, Apes Hill, St. James

Apes Hill Club has been developed as a prestigious lifestyle community in beautiful natural surroundings. Located within this beautiful development, Moonshine Ridge's stunning show home "Arawidi", takes Bajan architecture to a new level whilst offering spectacular views of the island's beauty and Caribbean sea. This spacious, luxury house is also of the highest specification. The drive alone is half the pleasure! Can't come come today? A second visit is offered on February 29, 2012.

Sunday Special Open House
January 29 2012

By 1654, Sephardic Jews in Barbados had consecrated Nidhe Israel, one of the two earliest temples in the Western hemisphere. This architectural jewel shares a walled urban sanctuary with a stylish and engaging museum, an intriguing cemetery, and a spring-fed mikvah (ritual bath) whose recent discovery 12 feet underground is of tremendous historical importance. The whole atmosphere is mystical.

Admission & Directions

Admission prices are $20 (Bds$) for National Trust members, $25 for BARP members and $30 for non members. For directions to the properties and any further information please email the National Trust.

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