Heritage Museum of the Bahamas, Nassau

Heritage Museum of the Bahamas, Nassau

The Heritage Museum of the Bahamas is a museum that offers collected items from prehistoric times to present day. The museum is located in the historic Mountbatten House. The home was built in the mid-19th century. It was restored to its original state by the Garzaroli family who wished to create a museum to honor the island nation's history.

Most of pieces in the museum are owned by British antiques collector Hamilton White. These items include fossils, relics and a 4.5 billion year old slice of meteorite. The museum is located on the upper flower of the house. There is also a gift shop onsite.

The museum is considered to be the foundation of Heritage Village. Along with the museum, tourists can visit the Heritage Village Artists' Studios where they can meet local artisans. These artists create jewelry, paintings, shell carvings and pottery. There are also photographers and shoemakers onsite.

The Heritage Museum was founded in 2014. It is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.

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Heritage Museum of the Bahamas on Map

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

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