Barbados Museum and Historical Society is 2.5 mi. (4 km) s.e. off Bay St. at the Garrison. Exhibits in the 1817 British military prison depict the natural history of the Caribbean, Amerindian prehistory and the history of Barbados. The museum also has collections of ceramics, silver, maps and prints; period rooms from a Barbadian plantation house; an African gallery; a military gallery; a children's gallery; and a prisoner's cell as well as changing exhibits.