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Welcome to Sunbury Great House

Set in heart of the tranquil St. Philip countryside, Sunbury is over 300 years old and is a superb example of a Barbadian Sugar Estate Great House. Sunbury was first opened for charity in 1983, and officially as a Heritage House in 1984.

Sunbury’s Origins

This historically listed building has magnificent Victorian Style rooms which are furnished with one of the country’s finest collection of Barbadian mahogany, antiques and showcases china, silver and old prints.

The Cellars

Originally used for storing root vegetables, now houses the Caribbean’s largest collection of elegant horse drawn carriages and an assembly of household items from a by-gone-era.


“Say I do at Sunbury” Come celebrate your wedding in the timeless and classic beauty of Sunbury. Our magical surroundings will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Sunbury can provide a Banquet or Buffet full of tasty Bajan dishes and a relaxing and welcoming country atmosphere, which lends itself for any function. Our Pavilion, adjacent to the mahogany woods, has the capacity to seat up to 300 guests under cover with room for a dance floor!

Planter Candlelight Dinner

Enjoy an unforgettable evening at Sunbury by joining us for our delightful five-course Candlelight Plantation Dinner at our 200-year-old Mahogany table. Excellent for small weddings, anniversaries and birthdays! Minimum of 12 guests max of 28 guests, reservations required.

Courtyard Restaurant

The Courtyard restaurant is open daily and blends harmoniously with its 300 year old history, providing an excellent Bajan Buffet & al la carte Menu! Don’t forget to try our Rum Punch!

We also serve an afternoon tea, filled with yummy delights such as freshly baked scones, cake & mini sandwiches!

Sunbury House History

Sunbury House was separated from the sugar estate in 1981 when it was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Keith Melville of Barbados who restored it to its present condition.

The Melvilles, both keen horse lovers, started their collection many years ago. What began as a hobby grew into an enviable collection of antiques and artifacts. The Melvilles resided at Sunbury until 1985, and then returned to their second home, ‘Little Bentley” thus allowing all rooms at Sunbury to be enjoyed by the public.

Mr. Melville’s most recent collection which was opened May 2004, is an incredible assortment of old cameras and movie cameras the earliest being from the 1800’s. The room also houses many optical artifacts from an old testing chair to frames from the 1700’s which designs and shapes are now back in fashion! Optical testing equipment which is now replaced with modern technology can also be seen. An original grammar phone sits in the corner in working order.

Open Daily from 9 am to 4.30 pm. Email now for further information.
Sunbury Great House

St Philip, Barbados
Phone: 246 423-6270
Fax: 246 423-5863
Email: Sunbury Great House