See how the elites of Barbados lived in luxury on their sugar plantations at the Sunbury Plantation House, the only great house on Barbados with all of its rooms open to the public and often visited by coach buses of travelers looking to explore the area.
The beautifully restored great house dates from the 1660s, and it changed hands many times over the centuries. Today it serves as a period museum, furnished with elegant antiques, prints and furniture made from Barbadian mahogany, including a 200-year-old banquet table where the museum hosts dinners. There's also a unique collection of horse-drawn carriages behind the house.
Sunbury Plantation House is located in St. Philip parish near the Six Cross Roads. The get there from Bridgetown takes about 30 minutes by car, and the museum is popular stop on many island tours. In addition to guided tours of the great house, visitors can also join events like the candlelight dinners featuring a five-course meal with silver service at the home’s mahogany dining table.