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Junkanoo Expo Museum

Prince George Wharf, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #10 of 57 attractions in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Museum showcasing the costumes and floats from the annual Junkanoo parade.
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went here after the free tour and tasting at John Watling's Distillery. This place was amazing. The man and woman who gave the tour were awesome! They answered any and all of my questions. They also explained what Junkanoo is and how it got started. They had amazing costumes from Junkanoo...one was even made from ocean sponges. They also... More

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Chicago, IL
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Junkanoo holiday originated as a day when slaves in Bahama were allowed to celebrate with loud music, extravagant masks & costumes, and dancing in the streets. This attraction offers Informative & interesting history of the Bahamian culture, and extremely welcoming hosts. Yet, it wasn't "our" thing- you're certainly taken out of your comfort zone by participating in creating loud... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Our stop into Junkanoo was included with a day trip and honestly if it hadn't been, we would have passed. From the street you have no idea as it looks kind of like a junk yard. Once inside the fence area it is amazing. The colorful and over the top elaborate costumes, culture and experience provided by the owner was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Currently undergoing renovation and expansion, but the owner let us in at no charge and gave us a personal narrated tour. The normal price of admission is $5. each. The costumes were amazing. All costumes were made by the owner for her sons to use in Junkanoo parades, something that is unique to the Bahamas. It is a very colorful... More

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Fort Erie, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The costumes and colors are fantastic.We even learned how to play, some island made, bongo drums. Excellent tour.......

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Hancock, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

see the costumes and hear the history of the Junkanoo. You can even touch most of the exhibits and evens encourages you to try on a headpiece. The back classroom for the kids is fabulous and keeps the heritage alive for the young locals. We rang the buzzer before 9 and she let us in . Was informative and educational... More

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

After reading the Bahama government schedule of events that listed the national float parade as July 19th, cultural explosion as July 20th, and junkanoo run-outs every Saturday we found the parade was July 10th, cultural expo was in June and there was one run-out on July 10th. We tried to go to this Expo but were told that it was... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This quaint museum is an uphill walk from our cruise ship but well worth the effort. Arlene Ferguson remembers years of Junkanoo celebrations and she has collected a multitude of home-made costumes and instruments and installed them in her former family home. For a drop-in feel of one dollar, we participated in a hands-on cacaphony of cowbell ringing, drumming and... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

although the costumes themselves were fabulous, there were only a few on display dotted in between lots of small touristy stalls. it is free though so if you're in the area, you might as well walk by

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Discovery Bay, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was the last stop on our excursion of touring the island. It was suppose to be the highlight of the trip, but I thought it was a tad too long & drawn out. Pros: The hosts were so energetic and you could tell this was their passion & they loved what they are doing. Costumes are gorgeous! Cons: Was... More

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