Welcome to Arlington House Museum, a uniquely interactive foray into Barbadian life — past and present. Beautifully restored and converted from its original establishment as a prominent ship chandler, the three-story single-gabled structure (classic 17th-century-style Barbadian architecture) boasts engaging virtual displays and interactive exhibits to present the story of Barbados, starting from its geological beginnings. The museum’s location in Speightstown, St. Peter (Barbados’s northern hub of commercial activity) is an important feature throughout the exhibit, highlighting the town’s significance as a thriving port at the time.
Walk into almost any restaurant in Barbados and you will find flying fish on the menu. After all, not only is it a ubiquitous national symbol, it’s part of the national dish — cou-cou and flying fish. But for the best flying fish, with the most authentic Bajan feel, the Oistins Bay Gardens Friday night fish fry is not to be missed.