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We are Open Sunday to Friday: (We are closed on Saturdays).

Admission prices are as follows:      
Combo (Heritage Railway + The Great House) - BBD $120      
Heritage Railway Only - BBD $66      
The Great House Only - BBD$66

Children 3-14 are $24 (Combo - $36) *Children under 3 are FREE

Walk ins are welcome but bookings can be made here:

Gates open at 9:30AM with last admission at 3:30PM. We close at 5:00PM

Train Departures - 10.00am • 11.30am •1.30pm • 2.30pm

The Great House opens 10.00am with last admissions at 3.30pm.

The Great House closes 5.00pm.      
Prices are in Barbados Dollars      
Al Fresco Dining is available at the Terrace Café only to visitors taking the Great House Tour.       
Bookings are not required, but you can purchase tickets in advance by visiting

Admission is from the Train Station main gate.

*Please arrive 30 minutes before departure times. Schedule subject to change if afternoons are busy.

Early arrival ensures a seat on the train and patrons can tour the house while awaiting departure and resume after the train ride.

See above for our hours of operation as they do vary.

We recommend allowing 2-3 hours for your visit, with a minimum of an hour to tour the property. (All guests must depart the property by 5.00 p.m.)

Visitors can enjoy lunch, tea and other light refreshments at the Terrace Café, during our opening hours.

The steam operated syrup factory c.1890, grinds sugar cane from January to May; please view our Special Events for more information.


Admission includes entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, with a tour of the great house, syrup factory and bottling plant. Guests are also encouraged to explore the plantation’s beautiful formal gardens, gullies and nearby Cherry Tree Hill, a majestic avenue of Mahogany Trees offering a breath-taking view of the island’s rugged east coast.

During your visit, you can enjoy a charming home movie c.1935, the plantation’s museum and a rum or fruit punch on our terrace overlooking the gully. Visitors over the age of 18 may also enjoy complimentary rum tasting during their tour.

Guided tours are available between 10.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. you are welcome to join a tour already in progress. Visitors are however, given a detailed tour brochure if they prefer to explore on their own. (one per couple or single visitor)

*Entrance fees are subject to change without notice.


Large groups of persons are recommended to book their visit to St. Nicholas Abbey in advance. Please contact our reception staff to plan your group visit.


St. Nicholas Abbey encourages school children to visit the historic site but there must be a supervisor.  For ages 3-5 years we recommend 1 supervisor for every 3 children; For ages 6-10 years, 1 supervisor for every 5 children; For ages 11 and upwards 1 supervisor for every 10 children. School visits are subject to prior approval and arrangements must be made in advance. Please contact us for details.


St. Nicholas Abbey welcomes visitors with special needs.  We recommend you contact us in advance for personalised advice on how to make the most of your visit to the plantation.

Where possible within the context of preservation and authenticity and due to limitations of space, ramps and pathways have been installed for accessibility.  The front entrance to the great house and first floor of the home are wheelchair and walker-accessible; our guides will be happy to assist you within the great house and museum.  Motorized scooters are not permitted within the Great House; wheelchair access is allowed through the central corridor of the house only, but is not possible through the entirety of the ground floor of the residence.

The doorway at the back of the great house and the entrance to the chapel where the historic movie is shown each have three (3) steps; there is a ramp entry at the rear of the distillery and by the Terrace Café.

Please be advised that the grounds may be uneven as they consist of gravel, dirt, and cobblestones; the plantation's gullies include some steep walkways.

Staff will be on-hand to assist wherever possible; please contact us in advance to ensure assistance.