Museums & Art Galleries Tour (Self Guided), Nassau

Nassau is the capital of Bahamas and therefore offers several museums and art galleries for tourists to visit. The art work reflects the history, culture and the local way of life. As with many cities set on an island in the ocean, one of the most popular museums is the Pirates Museum. Nassau also provides a plethora of other outstanding museums such as the Museum of Art and Historical Museum.
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Museums & Art Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Museums & Art Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Bahamas » Nassau (See other walking tours in Nassau)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Pirates of Nassau Museum
  • Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation
  • Bahamas Historical Museum
  • Nassau Public Library & Museum
  • Balcony House Museum
Pirates of Nassau Museum

1) Pirates of Nassau Museum (must see)

The Pirates of Nassau Museum is a very popular museum, located in a long building with several rooms that depict the life of a pirate. Tourists will discover terrific wax figures of the pirates, their weapons, and the overall ambiance of the 17th century pirate village.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 9 am - 2 pm.
Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation

2) Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation

The Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation educates visitors on their way of life, conditions, and how they where sold. The museum is located in the Vendue House, a landmark building from the 19th century. The Vendue House use to be an auction venue where all types of products were sold, including slaves. The museum is named after a slave called "Pompey" who revolted against slavery.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Thurs 9:30am - 1:00pm
Bahamas Historical Museum

3) Bahamas Historical Museum

The Bahamas Historical Museum is a small museum which provides information in regards to the history of the island from the pre-Columbian period to the modern age. The museum features several Bahamian anthropological and archaeological artifacts in its permanent exhibits.
Nassau Public Library & Museum

4) Nassau Public Library & Museum

Nassau Public Library and Museum is the largest library in the Bahamas, situated in Nassau. It is one of five libraries in Nassau. The building it is located in is an old colonial jail, dating back to the 1797, when it became the first building on Parliament Square, Nassau. It was converted into a library in 1873. The small prison cells which once housed prisoners now contains old colonial documents, newspapers, books, charts, Arawak artifacts, historic prints etc.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Balcony House Museum

5) Balcony House Museum

The actual home is 220 years old and is the oldest wooden house in The Bahamas. The infrastructure represents the architecture of the 18th century and opened to public as the Balcony House Museum in 1994. Here you will learn about the immigrants of the Bahamas as well as admire the sacred architecture.

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.
Nassau Introduction Walking Tour

Nassau Introduction Walking Tour

Nassau – capital of the Bahamas – is a popular cruise-ship destination, renowned for its natural and man-made attractions. Apart from the beaches and colorful marine life, the city's other main lure is eventful history reflected in a number of typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, such as the pink-hued Government House, the Pirates of Nassau Museum and others. To find out...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles