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To explore the history of Bridgetown and its commerce is to discover the foundation on which Barbados as we know it was formed.Throughout our first floor you can explore the exhibitions which share the development of Bridgetown through trade and Barbados’ contributions to the world. 

Take an opportunity to learn about the unique characteristics of currencies across the globe and the many forms it has evolved into throughout the ages.

It’s also a chance for you to discover the history of the Central Bank of Barbados and the development of the local currency.

From interactives which share the stories of travellers from the 1700s to satisfying your curiosity of what a million dollars would look like, this gallery is an exciting opportunity to explore the history of Barbados and Commerce around the world!