Barbados attractions make debuts By Gay Nagle Myers / February 19, 2008 Share 1 -- Three tourist attractions have recently opened on Barbados.The National Heroes Gallery has been added to the West Wing of Parliament Buildings overlooking National Heroes Square in the center of Bridgetown, Barbados.Visitors can view handcrafted sculptures, murals and artifacts by local artists at the National Heroes Gallery. Each Bajun artist symbolically represents one of the 10 national heroes in a sculpture.Also in Barbados, the Arlington House Museum has been fully renovated and transformed into a three-story museum. The ground floor, named Speightstown Memories after Barbados’ second-largest town, offers visitors a glimpse into the lives of early citizens. Plantation Memories on the second level explains the story of colonization and sugarcane on the island as well as Barbados’ role in the slave trade. On the third floor, Wharf Memories showcases Speightstown's former role as a leading port and hub.The coral stone Nidhe Israel Synagogue Museum recently opened on the site of the Barbados Synagogue in Bridgetown, the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Exhibits include panel displays, multimedia presentations and glass-enclosed artifacts discovered in the cemetery on the grounds of the synagogue.