Bahamas Historical Museum, Nassau

Bahamas Historical Museum, Nassau

The Bahamas Historical Museum is a non-profit museum. It functions as a popular tourist spot while preserving Bahamian material and culture. Exhibits span across 500 years with displays of art, artifacts, memorabilia, documents and photos.

Several model ships that show the maritime history of the Bahamas are on display in the museum. The museum also has antique furniture and archaeological remains from the island's early inhabitants.

The museum and the Bahamas Historical Society was founded in 1959 by Lady Arthur, wife of Governor Sir Raynor Arthur. Prior to the establishment of the historical society the only history taught in the Bahamas was British history. The Bahamas Historical Museum and Historical Society helped to reinforce the history of the island before it was colonized by Europeans.

The Bahamas Historical Museum is open from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. It is closed on weekends and during the months of July and August.

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Sight Name: Bahamas Historical Museum
Sight Location: Nassau, Bahamas (See walking tours in Nassau)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Nassau, Bahamas

Create Your Own Walk in Nassau

Create Your Own Walk in Nassau

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nassau is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums & Art Galleries Tour

Museums & Art Galleries Tour

The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau, has no shortage of museums and art galleries for visitors to explore. The displayed collections reflect the history, culture, and local way of life.

One of the notable institutions is the Bahamas Historical Museum, where you can dive into the past of this island nation and discover its intriguing heritage. The Nassau Public Library and Museum is a place that...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Nassau Introduction Walking Tour

Nassau Introduction Walking Tour

Nassau is the largest city and capital of The Islands of The Bahamas. Over 70% of Bahamian residents live in this bustling city. Nassau is the country’s government, education, administration, and media center.

Nassau was founded in 1670 by British nobility who sought to settle New Providence Island. The British named the settlement Charles Town and built a fort to defend the new town against...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles