Caribbean Tourism

The National Trust

The National Trust runs an Open House programme of visits to interesting private houses on Wednesday afternoons from January to April every year (B$15, children 5-12 half price, B$6 for members of foreign National Trusts, see below, Boyces Garage do a tour plus entrance for B$35, T4251103.


A National Trust Heritage passport is available, pick up a free booklet and get it stamped at Andromeda Gardens (B$12), Welchman Hall Gully (B$11.50), Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum (B$15), Tyrol Cot (B$11.50) and then you get free admission to Gun Hill, Bridgetown Synagogue, Arbib Nature trail and Morgan Lewis. The National Trust Headquarters is at Wildey House, Wildey, open 0800-1600, T4369033, 4262421, which houses the Trust’s collection of antique furniture and the Euchard Fitzpatrick and Edward Stoute photography collections. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (Bridge House, Cavans Lane, Bridgetown, T4369763) and National Trust joint scheme also arrange early Sunday morning walks to places of historical and natural interest. There is a reciprocal free entry to National Trust Properties for members of the National Trust in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Zimbabwe. The same arrangement applies to members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the USA and the Heritage Canada Foundation.


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