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National Heroes Gallery and Museum of Parliament, Barbados

The National Heroes Gallery and Museum of Parliament is located in the west wing of the stunning Neo-Gothic, Parliament Buildings, in the heart of the capital city of Bridgetown.

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The Museum of Parliament traces the development of democracy in Barbados since 1629 and is expertly showcased by the mixture of traditional exhibits, which include sculptures, murals and magnificent stained-glass windows, along with interactive audio and video screens providing clear, descriptive accounts of the various displays.

The Hall of Heroes is housed in a special section of the museum, which traces the roles the Ten National Heroes played in changing Barbados into the independent country it is today. These heroes include Sarah Gill, a Methodist who was an anti-slavery activist; Bussa, an enslaved African, who led the island’s largest slave revolt; Errol Walton Burrow, the first Prime Minister of Barbados and Samuel Jackman Prescod, the first non-white politician to sit in the House of Assembly.