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“Could have been better.”

Cricket Legends of Barbados Museum
Ranked #49 of 91 things to do in Bridgetown
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Cricket has been a part of our lives since the mid-1800s. In fact, the first series of cricket matches in the West Indies - Barbados v British Guyana - are recorded as being played at the Garrison Savannah in 1864/1865. The first inter-colonial matches were played in 1891 between Barbados, British Guyana and Trinidad. Since then, the game has become engrained in the psyche of the people of the English-speaking Caribbean. It is important to note that when the West Indies are winning, the whole region is alive and happy, but when they lose, the energy level throughout the region drops a few percentage points. And, of course, productivity follows suit. For a country its size, Barbados has produced some of the world's greatest cricketers, an accomplishment that has established the island up front and centre on the cricketing map. It was only befitting then, that a legacy of the first ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in the region in 2007 was the formation of a company, the Cricket Legends of Barbados Inc., dedicated to these stalwarts who now use their talents to encourage others, especially the youth, to strive for excellence. On August 23, 2005, the company was registered with 42 shareholders - Barbadian cricketers who played for the West Indies, who are still alive but have retired from Test cricket. Included in this list of illustrious gentlemen were the Icons: His Excellency Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Clyde Walcott, Rev Wes Hall, Charlie Griffith, Seymour Nurse, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes and Joel Garner, who have contributed significantly to the growth and success of the West Indies team over the years. The other Legends were: David Allan, Carlisle Best, Ian Bradshaw, Rawle Brancker, Courtney Browne, Henderson Bryan, Robin Bynoe, Sherwin Campbell, Anderson Cummins, Wayne Daniel, Vasbert Drakes, Richard Edwards, Michael Frederick, Ottis Gibson, Alvin Greenidge, Geoffrey Greenidge, Adrian Griffith, Roland Holder, Vanburn Holder, David Holford, Anthony Howard, Collis King, Peter Lashley, Norman Marshall, Ezra Moseley, David Murray, Albert Padmore, Thelston Payne, John Shepherd, Milton Small, Cameron Smith, Patterson Thompson, Philo Wallace, Anthony White. Since the company was formed two of these gentlemen have died - Sir Clyde Walcott and Norman Marshall. Our mandate is to encourage a culture of leadership and excellence in the game of cricket and in every aspect of life. Through its members, the company aims to inspire a new generation of cricketers by placing them in contact with national legends who have successfully represented the West Indies at cricket.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Not being familiar with the game of cricket or the West Indies place in it, we were anxious to get a feel for it by visiting this museum. We were the only visitors there and they opened the museum for us. Aside from old sweaters, bats and balls, there really isn't much to this place. It would have been helpful if there was a knowledgeable guide to explain things and walk us through the exhibits. Instead we had young man pointing stuff out and saying where it came from. If you know your stuff, this would be an excellent attraction.

A great surprise was that we were able to meet Wes Hall at the museum. It didn't mean much to us Americans but still cool nonetheless.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We were the only people there, charged 10 US dollars each.
They did at least turn the lights on. In all honesty if you know your cricket this is a waste of time,a few exhibits and an old radio commentary sums it up.
A tour of the adjoining stadium would be much better

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

I guess we weren´t the most ordinary visitors here, as we knew absolutely nothing on cricket before. We were just walking by towards the Rum distillery from the city centre, when we noticed the museum on our left hand side almost opposite the Kensington oval cricket field. We decided to stop there. Now later on looking at their website, I notice they have tours every 30 minutes; but when we arrived we were the only visitors there, and the guy immediatelly started a tour for us. He came with us the whole museum and explained us a lot about cricket, test cricket games and the legend players. We had fun and learned a lot about cricket. I guess for cricket lovers this is a must place to go, when visiting Barbados!

Thank MarikaR73
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