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Cricket Legends of Barbados Museum

Cricket Legends of Barbados Museum

May 2010 saw the opening of the first ever cricket museum on the island of Barbados in the West Indies. With its home in Herbert House,  in Fontabelle, St Michael, it is suitably domiciled a stone throws away from the Mecca of cricket in the West  Indies, the upgraded and world class Kensington Oval.

 

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Its intent, décor and contents are all completely dedicated to the game of cricket and would likely be the place of choice to visit for all the cricket fanatics on the island, whether locals or visitors. Through the presentation of the various displays and themed rooms, a wealth of information becomes available to all persons who are interested in the history and legends of the game of cricket.

 

There is a portrait room, the walls of which are filled with photos of various cricketing giants from through the years. Each picture comes complete with a short biography and the main cricket stats associated with the picture's subject. Some of the photos included in this room are of the giants, Sir Everton Weekes, Joel Garner, Sir Conrad Hunte and Desmond Haynes.

 

There are "Cellars", the concept of which centers around the capture of historical high points, milestones and changes at some of the major ovals like Sabina Park and Kensington Oval.

 

"A Heritage" room as the name suggests has as its focus, displays of historical significance dedicated to the early masters of the game. Memorabilia in this room dates back to as early as 1895.

 

Cricket's most noteworthy opening pair, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, both from Barbados, has donated a collection of items to the Cricket Legends Museum. The Museum would be considered incomplete without a section dedicated to the world famous, Sir Garfield Sobers.

 

The game of cricket and its players can be made or broken by the commentators specifically and the Press in general. In recognition of this fact, the Cricket Legends Museum has dedicated a section to a Press Gallery. This Gallery displays an assortment of newspaper clipping and articles which reflect the considerable contribution which the media has made to cricket over the years.

 

Opening hours for the museum are Mondays to Fridays 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

 

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Last modified on Monday, 07 November 2011 19:53

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