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30 January 2013
Open House: Andrews Great House, St. Joseph

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Andrews Great House, in St. Joseph is this week's Open House.
At last it opens! In the shadow of iconic Andrews Sugar Factory, new owners have restored the old plantation house to grandeur with sensitivity and style. It’s amazing what can be done by extending some bits, moving a doorway and staircase, and applying tea to coral-stone. History, decor, country views, and an ancient orchard add up to a satisfying afternoon.

Directions:
From the ABC Highway, take Highway 3 at the Clyde Walcott roundabout towards Hothersall Turning. Moments later, turn right towards Hunte’s Gardens. Shortly after Market Hill, the land levels out and there’s a funny junction. Go left towards Bathsheba. Park at Andrews Sugar Factory and either walk or take the shuttle.

Admission:
General Bds $30.00:
Children 5-10-y-o $15.00
Children under 5 Free
BARP Members $25.00
Members of the Barbados National Trust $20.00 upon presentation of membership card.

Dress nicely casual.

No pre-booking is needed. Just follow the directions - look for the signs.
Except for
Government House on March 06
for which admission is by ticket only. 
Get your ticket at today's Open House.


Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.


Start time: 2:30 PM   End time: 5:30 PM

The Open Houses Programme is a Winter Season Tradition in Barbados presented by the Barbados National Trust (BNT).  It allows visitors and residents alike access to some of the island's loveliest houses.  Discover more about our island's diverse architecture and history.

The programme includes all types of houses - from the grand old plantation houses rich with centuries of history, to the newer, luxurious Bajan-style villas.

Grounds and gardens are part of the attraction.  Sip your rum punch in stunning tropical settings.

The BNT sets up a bazaar with books and crafts people.  Refreshments are on sale.
In addition, they provide historical and architectural information which you can take home with you at no additional cost.

At 3:15 pm, short lectures are given by the BNT's experts on heritage.  These are:

Prof Henry Fraser -
a past president of Barbados National Trust and the author of 'Historic Houses of Barbados' and 'Treasures of Barbados.'

Dr Karl Watson - BNT's current president and the editor of the journal of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society. He is also the author of the forthcoming book 'History of the Sephardic Jews of Barbados.'

The Barbados National Trust was founded in 1961 to preserve our unique heritage - be it historic buildings, place of natural beauty or out flora and fauna.

It's a very active Trust and was recently successful in achieving UNESCO International Heritage Site status for Bridgetown and its Garrison.

 

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