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World Heritage Site

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The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum

The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum is part of the Tentative list of Barbados in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Community Reviews


Philipp Peterer Switzerland 18.12.15

The Story of Sugar and Rum is a multiple location THWS. I visited the Saint Nicholas Abbey and the Morgan Lewis Wind Mill and enjoyed my tour. Both sites are easily reached by car. Saint Nicholas Abbey is a manor with attached distillery, partially surrounded by sugar cane fields. The manor has a long history and its interior is splendid. However, the whole complex is not very big. Only one of the 2 floors of the manor was open so I had to be creative to spend more than 10 minutes inside. The distillery is small but nice and still in use. The forest behind the manor is home to some monkeys. I got lucky and saw them. On the down side, entry fee is over the top exaggerated with 20 USD.

The Morgan Lewis Wind Mill is just a few minutes’ drive (there is a nice view spot on the way) from the manor. Seems it was once a museum with entry fee, but when I arrived it seemed rather abandoned. Funny to see a wind mill in the Caribbean, but not that special for a European.

I skipped Mount Gay distillery in Bridgetown due to lack of time. All in all I think this would be a much nicer WHS than Bridgetown, Barbados’ current single WHS. Rum production is not overrepresented on the list so far.


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Site Info

  • Full name: The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum
  • Country: Barbados
  • Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2005 - Submitted 

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Locations

The site has 5 locations.

  • Codrington College
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Mount Gay Distilleries, St.Lucy
  • Newton Burial Grounds
  • St. Nicholas Abbey